Date: 4th November 2013 at 11:48pm
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Manager James Beattie has intimated that Accrington Stanley’s new motto will be ‘never say die’ as for the second game in a row Peter Murphy has hit and all important injury time goal.

Against Morecambe, Murphy grabbed the winner in the 93rd minute and last weekend against Wycombe Wanderers he scored in the 90th minute to secure us a share of the points on the day, and Beattie couldn’t be more delighted with how the team are battling until the final whistle goes in an effort to get the results we all want.

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph followingthe match, Beattie’s praise was focused on the character and desire of the team to keep going and get something from games.

‘Obviously we’d have liked it to be a last minute winner, but it just shows the spirit that’s been building and we’ve been trying to create within the team. It was evident last week when a few weeks ago it would have been Morecambe who scored in the last minute, but it was us. We showed again in this game that we’re not giving up on games when many people thought we were going to get beat.’

Peter Murphy has now taken the headlines for two games running and that fact hasn’t been lost on Beattie, who picks him out for special praise again by saying that ‘Murph’ has got a great knack of getting into the box late, unnoticed but there is far more to him than last gasp goals, he’s a very integral part of the team.

Beattie does add though given the form he’s in at the moment, you probably wouldn’t have wanted that chance to fall to anybody else!

As for Murphy himself, he also told the press following the game that saw us climb off the foot of the table.

‘When you’re on the bottom the only way you can go is up so let’s just go up a bit further.’

We’d all echo that wouldn’t we, and no doubt that’s what Beattie will be focusing on in our very next game.