STAN­LEY CAN GET BET­TER AF­TER FIVE-STAR SHOW SAYS COLEMAN

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Liam Coleman

AC­CRING­TON smashed five past York City but man­ager John Coleman in­sists his side were far from their best.

Billy Kee grabbed a dou­ble as Stan­ley left Bootham Cres­cent with a re­sound­ing vic­tory, while there were also goals for Matty Pear­son, Josh Win­dass and Shay McCar­tan.

Bradley Few­ster pulled one back for the hosts but they were well and truly beaten as man­ager Jackie McNa­mara’s dif­fi­cult start to life in charge con­tin­ues.

“It wasn’t a com­pre­hen­sive per­for­mance, but we were com­fort­ably the bet­ter team,” said Coleman. “We did get sloppy at times and we’ve played miles bet­ter than that this sea­son.

“We won’t rest on our lau­rels, there were big ar­eas we can im­prove on, but there were pe­ri­ods when our foot­ball was breath­tak­ing and we just need to build on that.

“It’s al­ways dif­fi­cult to win

away from home wher­ever you go, and three points in League Two are like gold dust but we have con­grat­u­lated the boys but I don’t think that per­for­mance is any­where near as good as we can play.”

Stan­ley striker Kee some­how missed an open goal af­ter eight min­utes but in­form Ac­cring­ton took the lead soon af­ter when Pear­son’s long-range ef­fort took a de­flec­tion to beat Scott Flin­ders. Kee redeemed him­self af­ter 32 min­utes when he slid in from close range to con­vert Sean McConville’s flashed cross across goal to dou­ble the visi­tors’ lead.

Af­ter 44 min­utes York loa­nees Danny Gal­braith and Kenny McEvoy linked up well be­fore find­ing Michael Coul­son but he fired over the bar.

On the hour mark Win­dass was brought down in the area by a clumsy Ste­fan O’Con­nor chal­lenge, and he stepped up to slot his penalty home be­fore cel­e­brat­ing in front of home sup­port and earn­ing him­self a book­ing.

Kee tapped home his sec­ond on 72 min­utes shortly be­fore Coul­son slot­ted through debu­tant Few­ster to slot home a con­so­la­tion goal and sub­sti­tute McCar­tan rounded off a com­pre­hen­sive drub­bing late on. “I’m dis­ap­pointed with a lot of things,” said McNa­mara. “We looked a threat early on but it was a big ask of the back four to click this early.

“The signs are there, es­pe­cially go­ing for­ward but we just need to build on that.

“All the goals were pre­ventable, and I thought the fourth one in par­tic­u­lar was a free kick, ev­ery­body could see but the ref­eree didn’t give it. There’s a lot of things lack­ing both de­fen­sively and go­ing for­ward, and whether you’re young, old or ex­pe­ri­enced there a lot of things we need to im­prove on.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.