FOUR points from two Easter weekend games has given Accrington Stanley’s survival bid a shot in the arm, but manager Leam Richardson insists: ‘It’s not over yet.’.

The Reds have just four games left in which to secure League football for another season.

A late win at Wycombe on Good Friday, and late point earned at home to promotion pushing Burton Albion on Easter Monday has lifted Richardson’s side up to 20th in the table.

The 33-year-old has praised his players’ character and commitment in climbing out of the relegation zone.

But with results elsewhere going against them, he is conscious that the gap to the bottom two remains tight.

With Saturday’s opponents York City also earning four points from their games against Bristol Rovers and relegation rivals Plymouth Argyle, Saturday’s trip to Bootham Crescent has become even more important.

“It’s surprising how many good teams are in and around it, which means you must work harder. When you’re on a good run you must do that because you can bet your life other teams are somewhere else working just as hard as you, so you need to address it and believe still and continue to get the results and work hard,” said Richardson.

“You can guarantee they (York) will get the fans in, they’ll pack the ground out and they’ll be up for it, which we will be for sure.

“As I’ve said to the lads, they’re the games you want to be involved in as a footballer.

“We’ll go there and play football, be really ruthless in what we do and have loads of tempo, shots and crosses, because that’s what we do, and we’ll go there full of belief.”

Richardson admitted the players had taken confidence from their last two results, particularly with both games going right to the wire.

Lee Molyneux scored the winner in stoppage time at Wycombe, while James Beattie, right, equalised at home to Burton with almost the last kick of the game.

“If someone had offered you four points from two games over the Easter period you’d have snatched their hand off,” said the Stanley manager.

“The game wasn’t a great spectacle because of the conditions, with the wind, and everything else, but the positive that we can take out of it is that we kept going until the end, regardless of how we found ourselves in the game. That could be a massive point for us and I think we thoroughly deserved it. I thought we worked hard enough to get the goals.

“When you’ve got goals in the team, which we have, you always believe and I’ve been trying to put that through to the group.”

Richardson added: “We all stuck together. We need everybody. I certainly can’t do it on my own and neither can one individual in the team.

“We’re going to need everybody all the way to the end. We definitely need another win or so to get where we want..”

On Easter Monday the club mourned the loss of one of its founding fathers, Jack Barrett.

Following Stanley’s expulsion from the Football League in 1962, the former postman was a key figure in the club’s reformation in 1968 and worked at the club on matchdays until recently.

He died peacefully in his sleep at the weekend, aged 88.

“Hopefully he was the one who was blowing the ball in the net at the end,” added Richardson.

“Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

“It was nice to see the minute’s applause and everyone chanting his name around the ground - especially at the end at the final whistle. I thought it was fantastic.”