Still rea­sons to be cheer­ful af­ter 3-0 loss

Accrington Observer - - SPORT -

wasn’t on the mark on Satur­day and even let the sec­ond goal slide through his legs on the line. It begs the ques­tion why was he there to start with and not Ben Mee per­haps, but it re­sulted in his sub­sti­tu­tion for West­wood, that’s say­ing some­thing.

Some great facts for us though, it’s only the sec­ond time we’ve con­ceded 2 or more goals this sea­son, the first time be­ing when we beat the cham­pi­ons. Think back to this time a few years pre­vi­ously and we were firm bot­tom hav­ing lost 3-1 to Chelsea in our sea­son opener at Turf Moor.

It’s sur­real how things change like that.

If we look at the pos­i­tives, we’re still top half of the ta­ble, a couple more wins will se­cure that. What we can take from Satur­day is that we’re still not will­ing to roll over and give up, even to teams like City that are heads and tails bet­ter than us.

We pressed high up the pitch even when we were al­ready 1-0 down and I think that takes a lot of gall. We could’ve let our heads drop like we used to, but we didn’t. We face New­cas­tle back at Turf Moor on Mon­day who cur­rently sit just one point above us now, so it could prove to be a tasty match.

Our home record hasn’t been as im­pres­sive so far, so I won’t hold my breath, but I’m sure we’ll have taken so­lace from the last match and go in will­ing to win.

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