‘You wouldn’t have known who was top and who was sixth’ - Stanley boss Coleman on Town defeat

Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman pictured during his side's 2-0 defeat at Ipswich Town. Picture:

Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman pictured during his side's 2-0 defeat at Ipswich Town. Picture: STEVE WALLER - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman said viewers wouldn’t have know which side was top of the table in Ipswich Town’s 2-0 win over his charges yesterday.

Town manager Paul Lambert and Accrington manager John Coleman bump fists after the game.
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Town manager Paul Lambert and Accrington manager John Coleman bump fists after the game. Picture: STEVE WALLER - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Stanley entered the game in sixth spot, and frustrated Town in a tight, goalless first half, before the Blues pulled away with second stanza goals from Gwion Edwards and Freddie Sears.

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And Coleman said: “They took their chances and we didn’t.

“The first goal was always going to be the turning point, it’s a great finish.

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“It’s an individual error for the second goal but from a neutral point of view you wouldn’t have known who was top and who was sixth, no disrespect to Ipswich who are a very good side.


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“We gave them enough to warrant a few scares. We have to stick together. This team is only going to get better, they are young, keen and work hard.

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“The more they find their feet in this league the better they will get.

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“We’re not little Accrington any more. People know they have been in the game when they play against us.”

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