Date: 18th August 2008 at 1:59pm
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JOHN Coleman believes that his side’s second goal in the 2-0 victory away at recently relegated Port Vale was a goal worthy of winning any match on any stage.

Paul Mullin was the scorer of the second in the 89th minute at Vale Park with an exquisite chip from the edge of the Vale area following some neat footwork from the wing, and it certainly was worthy of winning any game.

‘We have come here with a bit of belief and it is a feather in our caps to win in front of a good crowd,’ said manager John Coleman speaking to the Accrington Observer.

‘We responded to the big pitch and passed well. The second goal was a goal worthy of winning any match and to close it out like that was a great feeling.

Coleman also praised young striker Jamie Clarke who joined on loan from Paul Ince’s Blackburn Rovers in July who’s powerful effort strook the post, which is the second time in as many games.

‘Jamie Clarke was unlucky to hit the post and he is developing. I thought he was excellent in the second half.

The Liverpudlian gaffer also reserved praise for one of his summer captures Chris King who again was outstanding at the back after joining from Welsh Premier club Total Network Solutions over the summer.

John Miles has also looked a completely different player in recent weeks since returning from a loan spell with last season’s league champions Milton Keynes Dons, and was also singled out with praise by Coleman.

‘Chris King is the find of the season for me while John Miles did well and was always a threat on the wing.’