WOOD AS U’S HOPES FALL FLAT

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“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.”

Ode­jayi

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

MS Ox­ford

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