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John Coleman says Accrington's play-off tie is not dead

John Coleman
John Coleman has never experienced the play-offs first hand before

Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman has accused Stevenage of acting as if they have already won their League Two play-off semi-final.

Stanley go into Friday's second leg at the Crown Ground 2-0 behind after Sunday's first-leg encounter.

"I'd like to think they think it's over by the way they celebrated afterwards - they might be supremely confident," Coleman told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"They'll see a different Accrington at our place, because we were poor."

The Reds went down to first-half goals from Stacy Long and Joel Byrom at the Lamex Stadium but squandered several chances, notably when Sean McConville and Jimmy Ryan got in each other's way after a defensive mix-up.

"After Stevenage scored they should have scored more and been out of sight," added Coleman.

"But in the last half an hour we should have been right back in the tie because we've missed two sitters. They've shown enough wobbles to tell me that the tie's not dead."



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see also
Stevenage 2-0 Accrington
16 May 11 |  League Two
Accrington Stanley 1-0 Stevenage
29 Nov 10 |  League Two


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