Zan­zala opens ac­count for sea­son by fir­ing

Accrington Observer - - MOTORS -


Eric Whal­ley Stand was opened, Of­frande Zan­zala’s first goal of the sea­son sealed the points.

The Reds had to wait un­til three min­utes from time for their en­deav­ours to pay off, Zan­zala seiz­ing on a Billy Kee pass and fir­ing into the bot­tom cor­ner of the net to see off third-placed Don­caster.

The Reds had hit the post twice ear­lier in the game, while Rovers were not with­out their mo­ments, Stan­ley goal­keeper Con­nor Ri­p­ley frus­trat­ing Grant McCann’s side on a num­ber of oc­ca­sions.

The re­sult ex­tended Stan­ley’s un­beaten run to 10 league games and de­lighted boss Cole­man

“It was a great game, a lot of good pass­ing and a lot of good en­deav­our, hon­est foot­ballers with no cyn­i­cism in the game – the ref­eree didn’t have much to do,” said Cole­man.

“They had a good spell, they changed their shape a cou­ple of times ba­si­cally to try to cope with us. I thought they started the best in the first five min­utes, but we weath­ered that mini storm and came back and cre­ated some good chances. We hit the wood­work twice in the first half and were a con­stant threat, and int he se­cond half we’ve come out like Taz­ma­nian Dev­ils.

“We had to be­lieve it was go­ing to be our day and we kept on kick­ing at the door and even­tu­ally it went in.”

Don­caster cre­ated the first open­ing of the night when League One’s nine-goal top scorer John Mar­quis tried to pounce on a loose ball in the area

An­thony Devlin

Sea­mus Con­neely was brought down to earn a spot kick

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