Barnet away is never going to be a glamour tie.
The North London club have been perennial strugglers in recent years and seldom look like anything other than relegation candidates.
I had hoped, therefore, that we might grab all three points on Saturday, with the team starting to gel and confidence back to the levels normally seen by a John Coleman squad it was more than possible.
Strange, then, you might think, that after 90 minutes I was happy to return to the north with a point in the bag.
To go down to 10 men just before half time was always going to make it tough but Stanley still created enough chances to win the game.
The second sending off late in the game meant for a few shorter nails among the Stanley fans but a clean sheet and a point is not a bad return.
Tonight we entertain Carlisle in the JPT and for just £13 an adult can get entry to the match, a pint, and pie and peas; what a bargain.
I think we need to do much more of this sort of deal if we are to attract new fans to the Crown Ground, we have a loyal hardcore of folk who turn up every week no matter what.
But we need some additional folk through the gate to keep our Football League dream alive.
Second instalment of our three-part Paul Mullin story only in today's Lancashire Telegraph newspaper.