Date: 27th October 2013 at 5:47pm
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James Beattie was delighted to take the bragging rights in yesterday’s game against Morecambe, especially as Stanley recorded their second victory of the season to boot.

Stanley took the game two one thanks to goals from Webber and Murphy, and not only does it mean back to back victories for Accrington in the league – and our second win – it also extends our run against Morecambe to being unbeaten in 13 attempts.

Speaking to the press following the match Beattie again restarted his belief that recently results haven’t matched the performances that the players have been putting in, but this week we have more than thoroughly deserved the six points we have picked up.

Pleasingly for all concerned it also means we have seriously narrowed that gap that was building with the teams above us, so although we still sit in last place in the league, we are now technically only one point away from being out of the bottom three which is a much healthier position to be in.

‘We have closed the gap on those above us, and there is a new confidence around the dressing room that we need to capitalise on. We showed a lot of spirit today, especially after they equalised. Stanley of old may have buckled, but we stayed strong and fought to the end and I’m delighted with that.’

Beattie admits it wasn’t a free flowing match, and it was very niggly, so we needed to dig in and show pride in the badge, but again now the celebrations are over – or they will be five minutes into training next week, and we have to look to build on this again in our next match and strive for three victories on the trot in the hope it will pull us out of the relegation places.

If we can’t take the victory, at least remain unbeaten and pick up another point.