Accrington F.C. were founder members of the Football League but dropped out and disbanded in 1896.
Accrington Stanley (1891) who were not a successor club but a rival club joined the Football League in 1921 and spent the next forty years in Division 4 before resigning from the League in 1962. Then then joined the Lancashire Combination gaining one promotion followed by immediate relegation and then disbanding in 1966.
Accrington Stanley F.C. (the current one) were then formed two years later.
But certainly Accrington F.C. founder members of the Football League aren't connected to either of the Accrington Stanley's barring being from the same town.
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