John Coleman upset Accrington didn’t beat League One leaders

Accrington Stanley underlined their promotion credentials with a 1-1 draw against high-flying Portsmouth, but their manager wasn’t in the mood for congratulations.

They’re mounting an unlikely promotion charge and Coleman was unhappy his side didn’t put Portsmouth to the sword when they had the chance.

Michael Ihiekwe grabbed an equaliser just minutes after Oliver Hawkins gave the visitors the lead, but Coleman believes his side could have gone on and won the game.

“In the second half I thought we were excellent. They scored a goal and hit the bar – that was probably their only efforts of attack,” reports Portsmouth.co.uk. “‘We took the game to them in the second half, it was one-way traffic.”

He lamented his side’s final pass as being the reason they weren’t able to take all three points.

“But we were guilty of maybe the final pass not being right, although you can’t fault the lads for their effort. The least we deserved was a point.”

Accrington have just two league matches in three weeks now, facing Coventry at the Ricoh next Saturday before hosting Barnsley on November 17th.

Our View

Accrington are a real surprise package this season, many had them tipped to go down but whatever they put in the water in that part of Lancashire works.

They’re such a well-organised and solid unit, far better than the sum of the eleven players they put out.,

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