Date: 17th December 2014 at 6:52am
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Accrington Stanley went down two nil in the FA Cup second round replay against Yeovil Town last night and we have unfortunately missed out on an encounter against Manchester United in the third round.

A two nil loss at Huish Park wasn’t what anybody wanted, but speaking to the Official Site manager John Coleman refused to be downbeat or disheartened because he knows how well the team have done this season and in the Cup so far challenging clubs from higher divisions.

Of course he also knows that had Shay McCartan’s bar bound effort gone in or had Matt Crooks managed to convert the rebound the game could’ve turned out differently to he wasn’t going to let the scoreline dictate his thoughts on the game either.

‘I am disappointed, but not disheartened. We gave it our best shot but unfortunately someone had to lose. It felt like a cup final and both teams were edgy and I think the way the game got closed down it suited them more than it suited us. It got stretched in the second half and we opened them up a few times but it wasn’t to be our day.’

Coleman goes on to say that hitting the underside of the crossbar and having it come out, having Crooks miss the follow up, their keeper pull of a ‘unbelievable save’ and the fact Andy Procter missed his chance, just really meant that ‘when it’s not your night, it’s not your night’.

And sometimes there’s not a lot more you can do about it.

‘Even the most ardent Yeovil fan wouldn’t disagree that we were the better team over the two legs but congratulations to Yeovil, I hope they enjoy their day in the sun. I am proud of the players and proud of the way they gave it their all.’

With the Cup dream over, the gaffer goes on to say that what’s important now for the players is they pick themselves up and they take that effort, drive and determination back into the league and with Yeovil struggling in League One this season, why not…’use it as our motivation to try and take their place’ and see if we can grab ourselves a little promotion spot.