A brilliant 3-0 win over the dagger's yesterday means that we're 10 points clear of the Relegation zone! A Craig Lindfield strike near the edge of the box 10 minutes into the second half and then substitute Padraig Amond scoring two good goals in 2 minutes to put the tie beyond doubt. Yesterday's performance brought back memories of our team last season. If we can get a good home form going this season then who knows....
The first half had us in control. On a slippy surface and gale force winds, we did well to create 2 or 3 good opportunity's which we didn't convert. Again I had myself thinking lady luck's just not going our way but remained confident that we should be able to get a goal in the second half.
The second half was more of an open affair, both teams creating half chances. Luck turned our way though, With Craig Lindfield's shot from just inside the area hitting the inside of the bar and in, 1-0 to the Stanley!
Dagenham seemed to wake up at this point, having a clear cut chance to score and about 3 goal line clearances. They look a poor team short of confidence at the moment. 2 subs then changed the game for us, Stockley and Hughes were to be replaced by Amond and Barnett. Both player's linking up for the second goal. Barnett's cross on the left wing whipped in with Amond managing to get his head to it and secure the points! About a minute later Dunbavin's long ball up controlled by Lindfield with Amond shot just outside the box rolling into the bottom corner.
Maybe not the greatest of performances but it's the point that count! I also thought that mclntyre had a decent game yesterday, hopefully he's becoming more defensive minded and focusing on the basics.
A great day! In which i'm now a shareholder in Accy Stanley!!
Josh (Part-Owner of Stanley) Rawcliffe