COLBY Bishop is hoping the 4-1 victory over Portsmouth on Saturday will be the start of an impressive run of form for the Reds over the Christmas period.

Accrington Stanley have struggled for positive results during December over the last couple of years, but are now on a four game unbeaten streak.

John Coleman's side have scored an impressive 11 goals in their last two matches at the Wham Stadium in League One after they beat Bolton Wanderers 7-1 and then ended Portsmouth's 10-game unbeaten run with Saturday's impressive display in East Lancashire.

"Hopefully it will be the start of something. At home over the last two games in the league, we’ve scored 11 goals," said Bishop.

"This place has always been a fortress for Accrington and we’re starting to implement that so hopefully, we can keep doing it.

"The fans have been brilliant again for us and they got behind us during this win, it was a great result for everyone involved at the club."

Plenty of times already this season, Stanley have rued missed chances and misfortune with poor refereeing decisions, but Bishop believes the win over Pompey could be the turning point his side needs in terms of luck.

"It’s a great win and to it carries on the little run that we’ve got going. We always felt that we could’ve won that game so it’s a great result," added the striker after he scored a brace in Saturday's win.

"It happens doesn’t it? I had a couple of crosses in for myself from Jordan Clark and Sam Finley that I was so close to reaching.

"It happens, but you’ve just got to keep going and we got the rewards for that in the end.

"This game might be a bit of a turning point for us in regards to luck.

"We’ve had performances like that against other teams and we’ve hit the post and it’s not gone our way.

"In this match we’ve hit the post and it’s gone in and we’ve had an own goal, so things turn for you and hopefully, we can carry this on and keep on winning."

Bishop and his strike partner Dion Charles scored three of Stanley's four goals on Saturday afternoon and the man signed from National League North side Leamington in the summer feels the partnership is starting to flourish.

"I think it’s taken quite a while, but we know where each other are going to be," Bishop said.

"If I go up for a header then he’s going to be in behind. If he goes for the ball, then I’ll spin off behind the defenders. "It’s working well, we work on it in training and it’s really starting to pay off."

Saturday's double for Bishop has now taken his tally for the season to 12 goals in all competitions and the striker was happy with how well he finished both of his chances.

"Because I’m always heading the ball I think people that’s the only way I can score goals, but I’ve got finishes like that in my locker and they are two first time touches that I’m pretty proud of because they were good goals."

Stanley now have a full week off to prepare for their match at the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday as they look to make it five games unbeaten when they take on Doncaster Rovers.