It’s a measure of how good Accrington were yesterday that manager John Coleman says he was disappointed with a 3-1 defeat by Fulham in the FA Cup.
The League Two side, 70 places below Roy Hodgson’s side in the English league pyramid, were the better side in the first half but their chances of building on a Michael Symes equaliser were dashed by a red card to Darran Kempson just before the break.
I am disappointed with the result and with the three goals we conceded. I thought we were the better team until they scored their second goal, but once we went down to 10 men we got a bit disjointed.
They hadn’t been anywhere near our goal until they scored that first goal, and that was disappointing, (coming) from a set play when we had worked on it. The second one was from a set play as well and that could have been stopped.
I think the referee will have to assess his own performance and he will have people assessing him.
We can take heart from that but now it is all about our league campaign. We can’t get to Wembley in the FA Cup but maybe we can get there via the play-offs.
Good luck to Stanley for the rest of the campaign.