BILLY Kee made it a milestone game for manager John Coleman to remember as he scored one and made one to fire Accrington Stanley into the FA Cup third round, on his 28th birthday.

The visit of League Two Cheltenham Town was the 1,000th game in management for Coleman and assistant Jimmy Bell. And Kee made sure they had reason to celebrate, after Offrande Zanzala had an impact from the bench to get the ball rolling.

The Reds were frustrated in a goalless first half, in which Mark Hughes had a header cleared off the line and goalkeeper Scott Flinders made a good save to deny the influential Sean McConville.

But for the Robins Jacob Maddox looked a threat with his darting runs, which kept Connor Ripley on his toes.

The introduction of Zanzala at half-time proved to be the game-changer, as within four minutes of coming off the bench the striker had headed Stanley in front.

Zanzala had initially won a free kick with his first touch to set the tone. But when McConville clipped a ball into the box, Zanzala rose high to thump the ball past Flinders in the 49th minute.

The Congo-born striker then won the penalty which Kee converted to make it 2-0 on 66 minutes.

Continuing the theme of impact substitutions, Alex Addai pulled a goal back for Cheltenham against the run of play.

But Kee helped to avoid a nervy finale as he neatly fed Jordan Clark in the area, and the winger jinked his way around the keeper to slot home to make it 3-1 with 11 minutes to go and reach the FA Cup third round for the second time in three seasons.