Date: 31st August 2014 at 2:57pm
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Manager David Flitcroft has said he was a relieved man to still be in the game at half time following on from our two one win over Accrington Stanley.

Undoubtedly Accrington had the better of the first half and they took the lead inside the opening 20 minutes before goals from Danny Rose and Danny Mayor either side of the half time break gave us victory and having dug in to keep ourselves in the game we managed to see that through until the full time whistle despite being down to ten men following the dismissal of skipper Jim McNulty for two bookable offences.

Speaking to the press after the game, the manager explained.

‘We had to grind it out so I have to give Accrington credit. In the first half they gave us more problems than most teams, they passed it well and we weren’t at the race. We didn’t get to grips with their shape, so I was delighted to come in at the break 1-1 and not be a goal down.’

For Flitcroft though, he felt the players responded brilliantly in the second period and everyone raised their game, and we started getting more into the game and getting on the front foot.

‘Danny’s finish was sublime, it was a good enough goal to win any game, but we’ve got to finish teams off. We had a good opportunity to do that and didn’t, but I’m delighted with the way they dug in for the last 20 minutes with 10 men.’

With match winner Mayor getting booked for an over-exuberant celebration following his strike and early contender for goal of the season, as he picked up a yellow for running at the fans. He’s called on the FA to relook at the rules, saying he would’ve understood if he’d have jumped over the hoardings and into the fans directly, but staying pitch side for a celebration in his mind shouldn’t lead to a ‘stupid’ booking.