Stanley striker Connor Hall spoke of his disappointment that his first league goal won’t count after the match against Sunderland was abandoned.

But the striker put that to one side as he felt that referee Oliver Langford made the correct decision in calling time on the match as conditions were getting dangerous for the players.

The half time substitute entered the action when Billy Kee was unable to carry on with a knee injury.

And although Stanley trailed to Chris Maguire’s goal, 20-year-old Hall, on loan from Bolton Wanderers, had drawn John Coleman’s side level before the players were taken off the pitch.

He said: “When the ball went in it’s one of the best feelings I’ve had, when you’re a kid you dream of scoring in the Football League.

“It was my first one against Sunderland in front of a record crowd.

“It’s something I’ll never forget.

“It’s gutting, especially being a Newcastle fan and scoring against Sunderland. My dad’s from up there so that’s why I support them.”

He added: “It’s one of them ones, I was waiting around the box hoping the ball would fall to me and when it did, I was able to toe poke it in.

“I think Sean McConville was trying to claim it off me, but everyone gave it to me.

“It doesn’t count anyway so it doesn’t really matter now.”

Hall had scored twice for Stanley in their Checkatrade Trophy defeat at Blackpool last month, but was still waiting for a first league goal.

The striker admits there were a huge swing in emotions with the players taken off just five minutes after he scored.

“I was buzzing, but then about five minutes after that I was thinking that it’s be just my luck for it to get called off now and it did,” he added.

“The main thing now is that we’ve got them again here so hopefully I can do the same in the next fixture.”

Stanley’s number 10 described the difficulty of playing in those conditions.

“It was tough conditions to be fair. The last play of the game was me trying to dribble the ball and it just got stuck under my feet.

“I think the goal came from a mistake and a good bit of play by Luke Charman. You’ve got to gamble on mistakes in weather like this and he did so I managed to get a goal from it.”