Date: 29th September 2013 at 12:34am
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James Beattie was full of praise for Stanley today as we grabbed our first away point of the season against Plymouth.

It was a gutsy performance from Stanley who were looking for the first win of the campaign, and whilst we couldn’t quite manage that, a point is something we can’t sniff at as it could be very important come the end of the campaign.

Plymouth had the best of the chances, so keeping a clean sheet should give the players a lot of confidence moving forward.

It also ends our losing streak which should give everyone a boost.

Speaking to the press following the game, the manager said he felt we were actually lucky not to be two or three down within the opening ten minutes, but after that spell of dominance by Plymouth he felt we grew into the game brilliantly and started showing what we had been working on during the week on the training pitch.

‘The clean sheet is massive for the boys and I really enjoyed watching them today. We were much more accomplished once we learnt to deal with their threat. In the second half I thought the lads were magnificent and were unlucky not to win the game.’

Beattie admits that come the final whistle it could’ve been more than one point for Accrington, but again, with how we started the game we can consider ourselves lucky that we haven’t suffered another loss, so on balance a share of the points is probably fair and for us it shows improvement again and it’s something we can look to build on to get us out of the position we are currently in.

A great positive for Beattie is he admits the players came off thoroughly knackered at full time because they had given their all, and frankly that’s all he can expect from them.

Again talking about belief, he added as he finished the interview that if perform like this, and put the effort in we have, results will soon turn for us and he really does believe we’ll win more than we lose.

We just have to hope we start winning more than we lose, soon enough for our losses to not keep us near the bottom regardless of how we end the season.