2BR News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01254 350360

Stanley in next round of FA Cup

accy stanley badge

8:02am 19th November 2014

Stanley boss John Coleman was full of praise for his players as they beat Notts County 2-1 in their FA Cup First Round replay.

The Magpies had taken the lead early on through Ronan Murray but goals from Luke Joyce and Marcus Carver sent the Reds into the second round at the expense of their League One opponents.

“The players deserve the credit more than myself,” he said. “They’ve rolled their sleeves up and it was a tough game because Notts County are a very good side. It was difficult to overcome them.

“The players have showed a lot of character, grit and determination to grind out a win that I think they thoroughly deserved.”

It may have been a different story had County been awarded a penalty in the first half when Jack Rose challenged Garry Thompson to an underhit back-pass but Coleman was relieved that Lady Luck was smiling on his men.

“I must admit, if I was Shaun Derry I would feel aggrieved not to get a penalty at 1-0. That can change the game but that’s the little bit of luck you need in football.

“People often sweep away how important a part luck can play as a manager and as a player,” he added.

“We’ve ridden our luck, dug in and all of the players have put in great performances. All of the players would be a minimum of 8/10 tonight and when that happens you generally win the game.”

Victory for Stanley means that they will host Yeovil Town in Round Two but the manager isn’t anticipating an easy ride against the League One strugglers.

“It will be a totally different game and we’ll have to apply totally different tactics to try and win it,” he said.

“We know it’s going to be tough but we know that we can take the game to most teams in our league and the league above.”

Share This Story

Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
accrington stanley

LISTEN AGAIN: Drumming up support for Stanley

Calls for East Lancashire to get behind the reds

#Accrington Stanley Fields in Trust #higham playing fields #lancashire

Next step for Higham Playing Fields

Council's submitted request for development

Most read
#m65 snow beast from the east #Lancashire travel news


It's causing delays on both sides of the M65 near junction 6

Police Line

Fatal collision in Bacup

Two people died early this morning

Newer article

Dyche and Ings pick up awards

Local News: Burnley Football Club enjoyed a double celebration by bagging two major awards at the MBNA Northwest Football of the Year Awards in Manchester.

Older article
Top articles

"People take this step because they need safety"

Local News: The stories behind refugees starting life again in Lancashire

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.

Uganda Appeal: Re-visiting some of the people 2BR met

Local News: A month on, 2BR has a few updates for you

Tom Cairney hoping Fulham form can carry on into Scotland under Alex McLeish

Sport: Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney wants to force his way into the Scotland team under returning manager Alex McLeish.

Producers sorry for pay gap between Claire Foy and Matt Smith in The Crown

Showbiz: The Crown stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith have been apologised to by the producers of the hit Netflix show that follows the life of Queen Elizabeth.

Facebook chief under pressure as Cambridge Analytica scandal grows

National News: Pressure is building on Facebook's founder and chief executive over the alleged misuse of user data on the network.

Israel admits to 2007 airstrike on Syrian nuclear reactor

World News: Israel's military has confirmed it was behind an airstrike that destroyed what it believed to be a nuclear reactor in Syria in 2007.

Facebook chief under pressure as Cambridge Analytica scandal grows

Business News: Pressure is building on Facebook's founder and chief executive over the alleged misuse of user data on the network.

Why are Britons miserable on Happiness Day?

Strange News: Most Britons are not happy to be living in their own country and are open to an overseas move, according to research.

MORTGAGES: What to expect in 2018

Local News: How you can pay your mortgage off early

Near misses in drowning need to be talked about

Local News: They're the lucky ones - says Lancashire mum


Local News: See how the keeper is saving more than just shots in Lancashire

HALF PRICE - Hollywood Star

Non-News: Get your half price voucher for Hollywood Star in Burnley now.

VIDEO Something Worth Fighting For

Local News: You've never seen a journalist do this...

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

This week's top entertainment videos!

Local News: The videos that had you talking

Losing sleep to care for a family member

Local News: Challenges facing the UK's 700,000 young carers

Most read


Local News: It's causing delays on both sides of the M65 near junction 6

Fatal collision in Bacup

Local News: Two people died early this morning


MPs Diaries on 2BR