Accy boss savours 'biggest win' over 'dangerous' Wigan Athletic

John Coleman reckoned Accrington's victory over a 'dangerous' Wigan Athletic side was their 'biggest win of the season'.

Saturday, 20th March 2021, 8:52 pm
Updated Saturday, 20th March 2021, 8:58 pm
Tendayi Darikwa in action against Accrington

Stanley, on the back of three defeats in a row that had derailed their play-off push, were behind inside 40 seconds after Callum Lang netted.

But Cameron Burgess equalised within two minutes and, after Michael Nottingham headed Stanley in front, Dion Charles converted a penalty on the hour mark to seal the points.

“This is our biggest win of the season," insisted Coleman. "I think it’s our best win after the run we have been on.

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“You can see how pleased the lads are, how hard they have worked.

“They never leave anything on the pitch and I am pleased for them.

“Wigan are dangerous, they have had some good results and got off to a dream start but to come back from that is a big plus.

“We got the goals at the right time and we did well to keep them at bay."

Star of the show for Stanley was skipper Sean McConvile, who supplied the set-pieces for the first two goals and was brought down for the match-clinching penalty, as well as hitting the bar.

“It was a real captain’s performance from Sean," added Coleman.

"We put him up front when we lost Paul Smyth in the warm-up and he was at the heart of everything, he hit the bar, was involved in all the goals and used his experience in spades.

“I said to Cam (Burgess) before the match that it was time for him to step up to the mark in front of goal and we got two goals from defenders, and then a long-awaited penalty.

“We have waited 24 games for one and it’s felt like 24 years!”

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