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McConville: We created numerous chances

Stanley midfielder Sean McConville discusses the 1-1 draw with Wycombe Wanderers

18 September 2019

Accrington Stanley midfielder Sean McConville was happy with the way himself and his teammates created chances during the 1-1 draw with Wycombe Wanderers, but that he knows the penalty given against them was never the correct decision by the referee.

Stanley came into the game at Adams Park on the back of a 3-1 defeat to Sunderland, and McConville, who was returning from suspension, was thankful when Dion Charles headed home the opener.

“We come with a game plan to win the game, Wycombe sat back and let us play in the first half and we made that count as we created numerous chances.”

“Thankfully we scored and I thought we were deservedly in the lead going in at the break.”

Wycombe came out stronger after the break, but McConville explained how it was only the bad decision by the referee that allowed them the chance to snatch an equaliser.

“We were still comfortable, we didn’t think our goalkeeper (Dimitar Evtimov) had a save in the game to make and were undone by a referee decision that’s never a penalty.

“Seamus (Conneely) has got a touch on the ball and the ball’s gone that way, and you can see clearly it’s never been a penalty.”

The midfielder had a chance to grab a goal for himself and clinch all three points just minutes later, but he couldn’t angle his shot into the bottom corner, something which he said was going to frustrate him.

“I should have put one in at the end, I usually finish them and that’ll upset me on the coach going home, because I’d usually put those in the back of the net.”

Stanley’s next game is at home to Blackpool, and McConville admitted that if the team can get the win on Saturday, then getting a point against Wycombe won’t be a bad result.

“We’ll go again on a Saturday and it’s a massive game against Blackpool.

“If we can come here and get a point and get a win on Saturday then that’s four points in a week and we’ll take that.”


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