Accrington Stanley’s promotion hopes slip in the rain but Morecambe stay up

17 April 2016 09:30
John Coleman had urged his players to embrace the race for one of the three League Two automatic promotion spots but the weather felt more in control than the home side in a 2-2 drawAt the end of a historic week in League Two’s third automatic promotion spot John Coleman urged Accrington Stanley to embrace the thrill of it and suggested the visit of Morecambe to the Crown Ground was “the biggest game the club has been involved in”. Sadly the embrace seemed to suffocate them and a 2-2 draw, while extending their unbeaten run to eight games, dropped them back to fourth. A win would have put them second.The rare atmosphere may have been responsible. Stanley have not been in the third tier since 1960, failed to complete the 1962 campaign, regrouped in 1968 and on Friday celebrated the 10th anniversary of their return to the League at all. They are now the longest residents of the division. Coleman, who took them up then and came back for more in 2014, is not resting on legendary laurels. “We stopped playing after the second goal and the points we have thrown away at home could be fatal for us,” he said. “We got our noses in front, then tried to coast and that’s suicidal.” Related: Peterborough on rise from their ‘rock bottom’ to leave Doncaster in mire | Jeremy Alexander Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian