By Dan Long
Last Updated: 15/02/19 9:56pm
Billy Kee have Accrington a surprise lead from the penalty spot
Sunderland avoided a scare in their first meeting with Accrington as goals from George Honeyman and Aiden McGeady rescued a 2-2 draw for Jack Ross’ men at the Stadium of Light.
Stanley had failed to register a single goal in their six games in 2019, but took an unlikely lead after 29 minutes when Billy Kee struck from the penalty spot, before Paul Smyth headed his first goal since joining on loan from QPR (51).
The deficit was cut by Black Cats skipper Honeyman four minutes later when he fired home Will Grigg’s pass, before experienced winger McGeady levelled proceedings when he tucked in a low shot from inside the area.
The result leaves Sunderland three points off the automatic promotion places in League One, while John Coleman’s men are elevated to 15th, though they still have two games in hand over many of the teams around them.
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