Date: 19th November 2014 at 6:59pm
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Manager John Coleman was full of praise for the Accrington boys as they came from behind in the two one victory over Notts County last night.

A late first half leveller from Joyce, with a quick second half goal from Carver gave us the win and put us into the second round and speaking to the Official Site the manager couldn’t have been more pleased with our efforts yesterday evening.

‘The players deserve the credit more than myself. They’ve rolled their sleeves up and it was a tough game because Notts County are a very good side. It was difficult to overcome them. The players have showed a lot of character, grit and determination to grind out a win that I think they thoroughly deserved.’

Coleman admitted the game could’ve turned out differently had County been awarded their penalty shout in the first half and took the two goal advantage, and he admits that if he was in opposite number Shaun Derry’s shoes he would’ve been very ‘aggrieved’ to not have been awarded the kick and in many ways we could’ve had few complaints had the referee decided differently, but sometimes you need a slice of luck and the rub of the green and we made that count by getting the victory as the game drew on.

‘We’ve ridden our luck, dug in, and all of the players have put in great performances. All of the players would be a minimum of 8/10 and when that happens you generally win the game.’

Accrington now host Yeovil in the second round of the FA Cup and Coleman knows it will be another tough test for us.

‘It will be a totally different game and we’ll have to apply totally different tactics to try and win it. We know it’s going to be tough but we know we can take the game to most teams in our league and the league above.’

The second round game takes place at the Store First Stadium on Saturday December 6 and kicks off at 3pm.