Date: 22nd April 2018 at 8:36pm
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In the wake of yesterday’s 4-0 thrashing from Accrington Stanley at Adams Park, here are the views of Stanley’s manager John Coleman and some of the visiting supporters.

Coleman was understandably delighted with his team.

‘I thought we played well. First 5-10 minutes they flew out of the traps and Wycombe had a good couple of chances, a couple of corners, and our keeper made an unbelievable save which has kept us in the game’.

‘Then we got our goal and it settled everybody down, we played some good attacking football, got some good goals and could have had more’ he said.

‘I can’t praise our lads enough. People were questioning our motivation today, saying we had been partying all week, but the harsh reality was the lads went out for a couple of drinks on the Wednesday. They went to bed at the appropriate time and trained hard on Thursday and Friday. That was an answer to the people that were doubting us’ he continued.

‘We possibly found Wycombe at the right time, they have had a lot of illness in the camp. Akinfenwa is a great player and a good talisman for them and they have to alter the style of play when he’s not playing so he was a big miss for them. I think the rest of the illness caught up on them, they looked a bit jaded today and we capitalised on that’.

‘They are a very very good team, great atmosphere here and great stadium, they have a great manager in Gareth Ainsworth who has done a terrific job here and I hope they follow us up with promotion’.

The Stanley fans were unsurprisingly on cloud nine but like Coleman still found time to credit the Wanderers dignity in defeat.

The following extracts are taken from the Accrington Web forum.

football19 said: ‘Didn’t fancy us today, away to a top team, after Tuesday`s celebrations, how wrong i was !!!, they just keep on rolling’.

cashman said: ‘Was a good away attendance and gate for the game, well pleased so many witnessed how good we can be. What an incredible result, have to say i did fancy us, but thought it would be a tight game, but we destroyed them’.

TomD said: ‘Maybe they should have a team p**s up every Tuesday night…. Doesn’t seem to have affected the performance. What’s the biggest points total anyone’s got in league two/old division 3/older division 4? We might be heading towards the biggest certainly for the last 6 years, but not sure before then’.

Kiwi John said: ‘Unbeliveable effort super red men, Hats off to you all’.

AccyMad said: ‘Played them off the park, bloody brilliant lads – really didn’t expect that!! Pity Luton equalised but it just postponed the inevitable’.

Exile on Spencer St said: ‘Stanley were just superb today, the best all-round performance I’ve watched this season. The scoreline didn’t flatter the Reds and, illnesses or not, Wycombe were not bad. If Chappers hadn’t made a ‘Banksian’ save in the opening 15 minutes, it may have changed things but, by about the time of Jacko’s opening goal, Stanley were in control, and never took their foot off the pedal. Great defensive work, covering for each other to snuff out Wycombe attacks. Great midfield battling, and closing down their players in their own half. And great forward play, with four goals as different to each other as is possible’.

Greeny said: ‘Prior to the kick off yesterday, the Wycombe manager walked over to the Stanley fans and applauded , what a lovely gesture . Brilliant day all round. Even our coach driver wished us all the best for our next games, hope we get that last point needed , then switched the lights in the coach to flashing red and white. How good was that. Well done Stanley ,our very own ‘dream team ‘.

Revived Red said: ‘Agreed. It was also a fine gesture to see the Wycombe fans applaud the Stanley team as the coach passed on its arrival. And also those Wycombe fans who stood to applaud Coley as he took his place in the dug-out before the game’.

Exile On Spencer St said: ‘The article on the Vital web site about the game confirms my view that Wycombe fans are a very fair bunch. It’s always been a good day out there, almost a home game for Mrs.Exile and me, and I wouldn’t mind at all if they come up with the Stanley’.

Twenty Eight said: ‘Everybody connected to Wycombe were a credit to their club. Nothing but praise for Stanley before during and after. Wycombe fans staying back and congratulating our lads getting on the coach was great to see’.

Inspector Morse said: ‘I notice Luton manager referred to us as having the most points in the division (heavily implying Luton were the better team). As has been said Wycombe and Ainsworth were pure class (again)’.

smudgie said: ‘I’ve been to Wycombe away on a few occasions and found their fans and staff to be nothing short of brilliant’.

Next Match: Chesterfield vs Wycombe Wanderers, Saturday 28th April 3pm