Stephen Lowe: Things are looking up for Accrington

Lancashire Telegraph: Kal Naismith was on form Kal Naismith was on form

WITH 90 minutes on the clock on Saturday, Christmas was cancelled in the Lowe house.

We were 2-1 down at Mansfield, who had not won for ages, and we were sitting second bottom in the league.

Then it all changed and it was thanks to what will go down in history as the ‘Miracle of Field Mill.’ Three minutes into injury time Kal Naismith scored his second of the game to equalise and send the travelling Stanley fans into ecstasy.

What happened next sent them into orbit. From the restart James Gray unleashed a thunderbolt and the Reds won 3-2.

James Beattie called it sheer bliss in his post match interview.

If we can go away from home and win, despite not playing our best, then things are definitely looking up.

We now have two home Christmas games. On Boxing Day we entertain York and then it’s Southend three days later. Both are winnable games but I would be happy with four points and an away win at Fleetwood on New Year’s Day.

Happy Christmas to all East Lancashire football fans.

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1:31pm Fri 27 Dec 13

GazMataz says...

Away win at Fleetwood would be crackin' but lets be realistic, three draws would be acceptable, a win in there would be a bonus, let's get another undefeated run going and not put too much expectation on the group.
Lets not forget that quite often we would be in this postion at the turm of the year and noises coming out of the club would be 'play-offs, play-offs, play-offs' and how often did that happen.
Yes, we are more than capable of beating anyone home or away and as fans wins is what we want every week, but let's not get silly. Draws at home to Southend and Fleetwood (two promotion chasers and both heavily fancied) would be excellent results.
Away win at Fleetwood would be crackin' but lets be realistic, three draws would be acceptable, a win in there would be a bonus, let's get another undefeated run going and not put too much expectation on the group. Lets not forget that quite often we would be in this postion at the turm of the year and noises coming out of the club would be 'play-offs, play-offs, play-offs' and how often did that happen. Yes, we are more than capable of beating anyone home or away and as fans wins is what we want every week, but let's not get silly. Draws at home to Southend and Fleetwood (two promotion chasers and both heavily fancied) would be excellent results. GazMataz

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