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Accrington boss thought his side deserved all three points against Scunthorpe

Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman admitted he was disappointed that his side could not take all three points following a 1-1 draw with Scunthorpe United at the Wham Stadium.

The hosts wasted numerous chances in the first half and it looked as though it may be costly when Matty Lund bundled home for the Iron with ten minutes to play.

But an equaliser two minutes later from Accrington captain Seamus Conneely meant both sides had to settle for a point.

“You can’t be critical of the way we played but of the way we finished. Players don’t go out to miss chances and I suppose you’ve got to give Scunthorpe a bit of credit for throwing their bodies in the way, getting blocks in and making saves”, Coleman told the press.

“They had a spell of maybe five or 10 minutes where they didn’t so much put us under pressure but they played the game a bit more in our half that what we did in their half and they scored. Thankfully we had the character to bounce back like we’ve shown all season.

“But it’s frustrating because that’s definitely two points dropped with the domination that we had and the chances that we created.

“It’s difficult to be critical of the players, they’re a bit low. Fleetwood went and beat them 5-0 and were 4-0 up at half-time and all their chances went in. We could have doubled that and ours didn’t go in.”


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Written by Will Montag

Will Montag is an English Literature graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an avid reader of fiction, and a lifelong Iron fan. Will enjoys various outdoor pursuits in his spare time.

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