2BR News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01254 350360

McCarten & Gray in competition

accy stanley badge

7:45am 5th January 2015

Shay McCartan is happy to be the Reds joint top scorer – although he expects some stick of team-mate James Gray.

Gray had held the title of top scorer after scoring five goals up to mid- September but McCartan’s leveller in the 2-1 win at Exeter on Saturday brought him in line with the striker.

“I am sure James Gray will have something to say about it,” smiled McCartan, 21. “I hadn’t realised to be honest but I am sure there will be plenty of banter flying around!

“It was a brilliant game though and we deserved the win at Exeter. We pressed them well in the first half and that’s what the gaffer said at half-time but they are a good footballing side and we were 1-0 down.

“We had our chances but it’s also about a bit of luck and Moly (Lee Molyneux) has put in a ‘buffet’ ball as he said and I  have headed it in. I couldn’t miss to be honest.”

Then defender Tom Aldred turned out to be the hero at both ends – clearing a ball off the line at one end in the final minute and then scoring a 92nd minute winner.

“Tommy has cleared one off the line and that’s a match-winner, the clearance he made,” said Northern Ireland Under 21 international McCartan.

“Then I thought Kal (Naismith) had crossed it at the end but apparently it’s a shot, he has insisted on that, but their keeper saved it and Tommy has reacted and tapped it in and then everyone went mental. It was brilliant.

“It’s a great win for us and now we need to focus on Bury on Friday, go on a run, get into the play-off places and stay there.”

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
Rheaghan Hendry

Mum slams cosmetic procedure competitions

Lip fillers & botox offered on social media

sun

Melting in the hot weather?

Top tips on how to get some sleep

Most read
megan hoyle

Inquest rules Blackburn teen took her own life

14 year old Megan Hoyle died earlier this year

Police raid 8

Missing 11-year-old found

He hadn't been seen in over 24 hours

Newer article

Chalobah goes back to Chelsea

Local News: Burnley Football Club can confirm that Nathaniel Chalobah has today returned to parent club Chelsea at the end of his loan deal.

Older article
Top articles

FA ends their deals with betting firms

Local News: Follows Joey Barton's ban for breaking gambling rules

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.

Thank you for your help so far - there's still time to donate to our Uganda appeal

Local News: On Monday we asked for your help and you've really come through.

FA ends their deals with betting firms

Local News: Follows Joey Barton's ban for breaking gambling rules

Flintoff set for new drama

Local News: He's trying his hand at acting.

Emotional Video For Grenfell Tower Charity Single Released

Local News: It was released last night and shown just before Corrie on ITV

Could dangerous toothpick crossbow craze be new fidget spinner?

World News: Parents in China are calling for the latest toy craze - miniature crossbows that shoot toothpicks - to be banned.

Southern Railway commuters face renewed driver strike threat

Business News: The threat of fresh disruption is hanging over passengers of strike-hit Southern Railway, as drivers are balloted on walkouts over pay.

Could dangerous toothpick crossbow craze be new fidget spinner?

Strange News: Parents in China are calling for the latest toy craze - miniature crossbows that shoot toothpicks - to be banned.

Near misses in drowning need to be talked about

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

Lives in Lancashire - Ben's Bowel Movements

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

HALF PRICE - Hollywood Star

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

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

Inquest rules Blackburn teen took her own life

Local News: 14 year old Megan Hoyle died earlier this year

Missing 11-year-old found

Local News: He hadn't been seen in over 24 hours

@2BR