Cole­man is­sues FA Cup warn­ing

Accrington Observer - - SPORT - DAVID CLARKE

‘It’s no fore­gone con­clu­sion that we’re go­ing to win that re­play’

JOHN Cole­man has warned Ac­cring­ton Stan­ley play­ers and fans against tak­ing any­thing for granted ahead of his side’s FA Cup re­play against Na­tional League side Guiseley AFC.

Guiseley held Stan­ley to a 0-0 draw at Nether­moor Park on Sun­day and Cole­man is guard­ing against com­pla­cency ahead of the re­play on Novem­ber 14.

“It’s no fore­gone con­clu­sion that we’re go­ing to win that re­play,” Cole­man told the club’s of­fi­cial web­site. “If any­one thinks we are, they could be in for a rude awak­en­ing.”

Guiseley’s game plan caught Stan­ley in an awk­ward sit­u­a­tion, with long throws from Dar­ren Holden prov­ing dif­fi­cult to deal with.

And the York­shire­based club will not be pushovers in the re­match after reach­ing it this far.

“I’ve got to con­grat­u­late Guiseley, they stuck to their game plan re­ally well and their game plan was more ef­fec­tive than ours,” said Cole­man after the game.

“We’ve been to watch them; we’ve watched them on videos, we know what they’re about, we know their strengths and weak­nesses and we didn’t ex­ploit their weak­nesses.

“They re­ally played well to their strengths, they were a con­stant threat.

“It’s no sur­prise to me, you’ve got to give them some credit for the way they played.

“It’s not come as a shock to me and I’m re­lieved to [still] be in it.”

De­spite the re­sult, Cole­man was con­tent with Stan­ley’s de­fen­sive dis­play.

“They made more chances, our keeper’s made four saves, their keeper’s made none,” the man­ager added.

“I’ve got to sin­gle out Adam Chap­man be­cause he made four mag­nif­i­cent saves.

“We have been de­fend­ing well this sea­son, in gen­eral play we do de­fend well.

“We didn’t hit the tar­get once and that’s not like us this sea­son, that’s dis­ap­point­ing.

“Hope­fully, we’ll play a bit bet­ter at home.

“I am [de­lighted to be in the draw], we’ve got games com­ing thick and fast and we’ve got to make the most of them.”

If Stan­ley de­feat Guiseley at the Wham Sta­dium, they will face fel­low League Two side Mans­field Town, who beat non­league Shaw Lane 3-1 in the first round.

Stan­ley have an away fix­ture to fo­cus on be­fore they can think about the FA Cup, with re­turn to League Two ac­tion this week­end when they take on Cam­bridge United.

Si­mon Hall

Stan­ley come un­der pres­sure as Guiseley striker Kay­ode Ode­jayi sends a header goal­ward at Nether­moor Park in the FA Cup first round tie

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