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The Opposition View - Accrington

Following yesterday's 1-1 draw at Accrington, here are some thoughts on the game from Stanley manager James Beattie and a selection of their fans.

Asked if his side's 93rd minute equaliser felt like a win, Beattie said: "Obviously we would have liked it to be a last minute winner, but it just shows you the spirit that's been building that we've tried to create within the team."

"We've shown again today that we're not giving up on games when many people think we're going to get beat."

"The conditions were awful during spells in the game. But I said to the lads before the game, the wind was blowing and the rain was coming down, and I said, one of the major factors in the game would be the weather and the team that adapts to the weather and plays the conditions the best will probably end up winning the game."

"And I thought, to be fair to Wycombe, they did that better than us. Some of our decision making today from our more experienced players who have played in these conditions before, was poor, which is something we need to address."

"But the most pleasing thing is carrying on from last week and getting the last minute equaliser," he said.

"The players didn't give up and I think they got just what they deserved at the end."

The Stanley fans were pleased to extend their unbeaten run and grateful to have snatched a point from the jaws of defeat.

The following extracts are taken from Accringtonweb and Twitter.

Tom D wrote:
'Off the bottom of the table, unbeaten in five. The rock keeps rolling!'

shakermaker wrote:
'Not a good game by any stretch due to the conditions, but what a finish. There are players who go missing in a team that's not playing well, then there are players who thrive in a battling atmosphere - step forward Peter Murphy. Sign him up for life. A borrowed result in the end but that finish will spur us on.'

Redraine wrote:
'The conditions didn't seem to stop Wycombe playing some lovely stuff, especially down the right where their winger ran rings round Wilson. Kayode made all the difference when he came on, which begs the question why JB didn't start with him, as our first half was dire. Unfortunately, we don't seem capable of playing any style other than humped long balls.'

bdc wrote:
'Drab game really but a useful point that keeps the unbeaten run going. We're keeping pace with the teams above us and that's the most important thing.'

Chimer wrote:
'Bloody hell! Now who's going to tell me Peter Murphy's rubbish?'

DAV007 wrote:
'Murphy is dire. There is a reason why we go behind in games and need last minute goals to get a draw, and part of that reason is having players with the ability (or lack of) of Murphy in the team. It's well documented he tries hard and has a good attitude, but this game is called football and he does not have the ability required of a league 2 central midfielder.'

smudgie wrote:
'You have to hand it to Murph, he was almost a passenger throughout but fair play to him, he was there when it really mattered. As for the match itself, a real smash n grab. They without doubt should of had at least 1 penalty, and we got away with murder. But am I bothered ??? AM I HELL.'

Div3North wrote:
'Only two sides not lost in their last five - us and Pompey. AND we're off the bottom. Who wants to sack the Manager now?'

Outback Ozzy wrote:
'Talk about daylight robbery. Wycombe must be wondering how they didn't win that game. Yes our unbeaten run keeps on going... but the only thing spectacular about today's game was the lightning storm over the back end of the Coppice. Thank goodness it didn't hit one of our floodlight pylons.'

football19 wrote:
'Picking up points when you don't play well is a real positive.'

FrankMoody wrote:
'Another point, another awesome performance from keeper Bettinelli.'

@piddon73 wrote:
'We're not bottom anymore after super Peter Murphy does it again! Probably got more than we deserved. But who cares.'

Next Game: FA Cup - Wycombe v Crewe - Sat 9th Nov - 3.00pm

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Date:Sunday November 3 2013

Time: 12:58AM


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