ACCRINGTON Stanley winger Jordan Clark's goal in the 2-1 win over AFC Wimbledon was his first goal in League One since the beginning of October and he believes it's been a long time coming.

Clark scored Stanley's first goal of the game before Dion Charles doubled their advantage going into half time. Joe Piggott pulled a goal back after Joe Pritchard was shown a contentious second yellow card for simulation.

The wide man has now taken his tally to six goals in all competitions so far this season, with four assists.

"It’s about time isn’t it? I might have to come in there every week and have a coffee with you. I’m really pleased, it’s been a long time coming and more importantly, we got the three points which is massive for us," said Clark.

"They’re struggling around us, so we had to beat them. We lost to Rochdale who’re in a similar position to us and then Southend, which was very disappointing. We had to make sure we got the three points.

We defended brilliantly. First half we came out the blocks really quick, it was tough conditions because of how it windy it was, but we tried to play when we could. "We put them under pressure which was the main game plan. Obviously, we got our rewards with the bit of quality in the final third which we’ve been missing in the last few weeks."

Much like his manager John Coleman, Clark was also shocked to see the referee give Joe Pritchard a second booking when he went down in the are under the challenge of Joe Piggot.

"It’s a disgrace really because Joe isn’t that kind of lad anyway to go over and when he went down, there was definitely contact.

"I started running off celebrating because I thought he’d given the penalty.

"I don’t know how or why he’s given it especially with Joe already being on a yellow card, you wouldn’t even think about diving.

"That would be the last thing in your mind. It made the second half even harder, they got momentum and we were on the back foot defending for the last half an hour which was really tough.

"The back four and midfield two, and everyone really had their backs to the walls, and we did what we had to do to get the three points."

That win took Stanley 11 points above the relegation zone, but Clark insists his side can't take their position for granted.

"With Tranmere losing, it seems like a lot, but two or three games, if you don’t win then you’re back looking over your shoulder again," Clark added.

"We’re looking forward to the next game at Shrewsbury, it’s another tough game, they’re playing well at the minute.

"We’ll look forward to that and hopefully get the three points there as well."