WOOD AS U’S HOPES FALL FLAT
“We have some exciting young players coming through the system. Given more time and development they’ll get into the team and they’ll play with the hunger and desire we’re looking for.
“I’ve got a club out of this division before so I know what it takes. There’s some work to be done during the summer.”
controversially opened the scoring with a rebound into an open goal after Ryan Clarke blocked Gray one-on-one.
Gray had outmuscled centre back Michael Raynes just outside the area and as the U’s defence appealed for a foul he ran towards Clarke unchallenged before shooting.
The Northern Ireland under 21 international went on to seal the win with a powerful strike into the roof of the net shortly before the hour mark.
The opportunity came after Adam Buxton dispossessed Alfie Potter in midfield before sending a well-placed through ball into the area.
A strike from Williams into the bottom right, following a through ball from David Kitson, failed to inspire a comeback leaving Accrington boss James Beattie delighted at fulltime. He said: “It’s a fantastic win, I’m delighted for the boys. Our recovery is 100 per cent complete. All season we’ve believed in what we’re doing, right from the word go even though our start was horrific. To make sure we’ve got league status for another year is a great achievement but it’s all about the players.
“If their careers progress and they in front of bigger crowds.
“That’s what you need to do. You need to silence the home crowd. They did that.”
STAR MAN RYAN WILLIA