2BR News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01254 350360

NINE goal thriller for Stanley

accy stanley badge

7:43am 22nd September 2014

STANLEY new boy John O’Sullivan admitted it was the ‘perfect’ debut after he scored two of the goals in the 5-4 win over Northampton.

The Blackburn Rovers loanee also grabbed an assist for one of Rob Atkinson’s goals as John Coleman got off to a winning start as manager of Accrington for the second time.

“There was a lot of pressure as it was my first game, it was Northampton away and there were lot of expectations ,” said O’Sullivan, with West Ham loanee Sean Maguire also making his debut and scoring Stanley’s fifth.

“But I got two goals and an assist and I couldn’t have asked for a better start.”

For his first goal, O’Sullivan ran onto a long ball, outpaced the defence and kept his composure to slot past keeper Jordan Archer.

“When you are one-on-one you are expected to score and thank goodness I did. I haven’t scored many in pre-season so to score two on my debut  is perfect for me.”

For his second, the 21-year-old again had it all to do as he got the ball, beat a couple of defenders and fired home from a tight angle.

“I beat my man, looked up saw no one was in the box and just thought I would score myself. There was nothing else on and I just thought I’d have a go and thankfully it went in.

“It was a bit nerve racking though when I came off in the last 10 minutes as we were 5-2 up and then it went to 5-4 but we held on for a great result.”

O’Sullivan looked like he had played for Stanley all his life – and admitted the players made it easy for him to settle into the Store First Stadium.

“They are a great group of lads – there is good mixture of young lads and a few senior lads and they have all welcomed me from when I came in on Friday. There have been no ifs and buts – they have all made me feel at home.

“And it doesn’t matter if I hadn’t scored two or got an assist as long as we had won and now we want to push up the table.”

O’Sullivan is with the Reds for a month with Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer keeping tabs on him as he is on the verge of a call-up to the Ewood first team.

“Gary Bowyer text me on Friday night and I am sure he will be on the phone again. Everyone has been looking out for me, they know the potential I have and I am just happy to get the win for the lads.

“In my month here, I want to help Accrington Stanley and progress as a player.”

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
accrington stanley

Draw for 10 man Stanley

Denied late winner against Carlisle

Accrington Stanley

Accy Stanley face Cheltenham later

They'll be gunning for a win to leave the danger zone

Most read
rovers 6

Blackburn fans to boycott next home game

Also got Blackpool supporters involved

Newer article

Still no goal haul for Burnley

Sport: Sean Dyche was proud of his players’ all-round display in the home stalemate against Sunderland.

Older article

BREAKING: Coleman returns to Stanley

Sport: Accrington Stanley are delighted to welcome back John Coleman as the club's new manager.

Top articles

Child killed in M61 crash

Local News: Multiple vehicles were involved

Deaf man learns how to communicate in his 70s

Nepal: In the final episode of 2BR's special report from Nepal, we meet the older Deaf people who've only just learned to communicate.

Arsenal player Granit Xhaka questioned over race abuse claim at Heathrow

Sport: Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has been interviewed under caution by police over an allegation of racist abuse at Heathrow airport.

Top model Hanne Gaby Odiele reveals she was born intersex

Showbiz: A top model has revealed she was born intersex - meaning her sex characteristics do not fit typical definitions for male or female bodies.

Arsenal player Granit Xhaka questioned over race abuse claim at Heathrow

National News: Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has been interviewed under caution by police over an allegation of racist abuse at Heathrow airport.

Sir Richard Branson backs Sky's Ocean Rescue campaign

World News: Sir Richard Branson has told Sky News he finds it "astonishing" that President Donald Trump wants to roll back measures to protect the environment which were brought in by his predecessors.

Sir Richard Branson backs Sky's Ocean Rescue campaign

Business News: Sir Richard Branson has told Sky News he finds it "astonishing" that President Donald Trump wants to roll back measures to protect the environment which were brought in by his predecessors.

Finally! After years of trying, China celebrates ballpoint pen breakthrough

Strange News: China has finally produced its own fully home-produced ballpoint pen after years of trying to master the complex techniques involved in making the delicate tips.

VIDEO: Campaigners for Chorley A&E celebrate it's partial reopening

Local News: But they say it's still not enough as they continue fighting for a 24/7 service

Lives in Lancashire - Ben's Bowel Movements

Local News: Meet the inspirational Preston dad refusing to let Bowel Cancer beat him

Giant cyclist set to be around for the entire weekend

Local News: The giant artwork on Pendle Hill is in celebration of the Tour of Britain

Most read

Blackburn fans to boycott next home game

Sport: Also got Blackpool supporters involved

2BR Web logo  supported by  Burnley College logo

   Your Profile

@2BR