Date: 23rd December 2013 at 9:39pm
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Manager James Beattie couldn’t have been more happy after seeing two late stoppage time goals give us victory in the game against Mansfield.

Coming from behind in the way we did, led the gaffer to describe it as an ‘amazing turnaround’ but he did feel that we were completely deserving of something from the game given their performance and effort, but speaking to the press he said most of the players admitted it was the most amazing feeling they’d had in football as going from 2-1 behind at the death, to 3-2 winners in stoppage time certainly doesn’t happen often in football.

‘It was an amazing experience. A couple of the lads said it was the best thing they had ever experienced in their life. I wouldn’t think there is anything quite like being 2-1 down after 90 minutes and winning the game 3-2 in stoppage time. The lads are absolutely buzzing. I always believe in them, even when we are losing away from home. The team spirit we have built up is there for all to see. It wasn’t just the players on the pitch celebrating, it was the whole bench. I’m pleased for them and very proud of them.’

Beattie goes on to joke that he actually expects a few letters following the game now in relation to ‘over exuberant celebrations’ but as long as nobody stepped over the line he couldn’t care less basically. He knows himself what adrenaline and joy feel like, and even though it wasn’t our best performance, he can’t fault how they stuck at it and he feels they really did deserve that.

As for Christmas day, he also confirmed that he would be giving the players the day off to do what they liked, because he trusted them to definitely enjoy themselves but in moderation because he knows they don’t want to blow the hard work they have put in so far this season by maybe having one pint or mince pie too many given our game on Boxing Day.