OFFRANDE Zanzala came off the substitutes bench to rescue his Accrington Stanley side a point during the 1-1 draw at Doncaster Rovers' Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

But who the goal was given to was a contentious matter between himself and captain Seamus Conneely as they were both on the line ready to tap the ball in.

The goal was awarded to the striker, who has now hit six in all competitions for the Reds, and Zanzala hopes he can carry on popping up with important goals over this busy Christmas and New Year period.

"At the end of the day, we managed to get a point from a tough game," said Zanzala.

"It’s always good to be able to score, we played magnificent and worked hard and worked for each other as well.

"It was a bit scrappy near the end, but we managed to get a point and I was happy to tap it in on the line.

"It could’ve gone either way to me or Seamus, but I remember me touching the ball last. I’m happy for the team though."

Manager John Coleman thought his skipper had scored the goal, but Zanzala was quick to shut down that suggestion.

"He didn’t really see it!" joked the striker.

"I was there and Seamus was there as well, but obviously I was happy for the tap in on the line.

"You don’t really get many of them, but it’s good to score different types of goals. I’m delighted and we need to take this on to the next game.

"It’s always difficult when you come on for the first five minutes, you’ve got to get to the pace of the game.

"The lads have been playing and you’ve just got to try and contribute really and make an impact to what you’re capable of doing.

"I’m glad to have done that impact when coming on and scoring a goal and working hard for the team. The big result is getting the 1-1 and now we can go away with a point."

The game was goalless at the half time break and Zanzala was pleased his side got the important goal, even though they went behind.

"From half time, the manager was saying that we need to keep working hard and the goal will come," Zanzala added. "I’m just happy to have got that goal for the team. We’ve scored a few lately and the team is on a high, so we’ve got to keep this momentum going and get some more points.

"It’s very important at this time of year. There are loads of games coming up at Christmas and New Year.

"We’ve got to take each game as it comes and work hard in training. Don’t think too much about the games coming up, just work hard and push each other on.

"We’ve got a good team spirit in the squad; the coaching staff are doing well keeping us fresh and hungry to do more. The team is doing well, and everyone is happy for that."

Stanley's delivery from the wide areas has been brilliant this season and it is something that a striker dreams of according to Zanzala.

"It’s something that a striker dream of; a winger or a midfielder who can pass a ball with such class and good, quality crosses," he said. "It makes our job a lot easier to be in the right position to score from what they produce.

"I’m sure there’s more to come in the season, we’ve got great midfielders."