Football - Amond nuts about Morecambe goal

Accrington striker Padraig Amond believes his strike against Morecambe last Friday may have been his most important for the club.

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Leam Richardson's resurgent side head into the final two games of the season three points above the npower League Two relegation zone after Amond capped a 2-0 triumph over their Lancashire neighbours.

"I suppose every goal is important but maybe that one was a little bit more because of where we are in the table," he told Press Association Sport.

"It was the goal that clinched the game for us and put us in a good position."

The relative comfort of victory over Morecambe was far removed from Stanley's previous three outings where stoppage-time goals returned a win over Wycombe and draws with Burton and fellow strugglers York.

Amond attributes this knack to almost being on the receiving end of such a comeback during last month's 3-2 victory against Barnet.

"The gaffer has been drilling it into us to keep going until the end of games and that has been evident in the last few games - we've got five points from three games where we've scored in injury time," he added.

"It came from the Barnet game. We were 3-0 up at half-time but Barnet came at us in the second half and never gave up. The believed they could win the game and we were lucky to get out with a win.

"Since then the manager has been drilling it into us that that's the way he wants us to be. It doesn't matter if we're losing 6-0, 7-0 or 8-0 - if we can get back a couple of goals it could count towards the end of the season if it comes down to goal-difference.

"At the same time, if you're 1-0 or 2-0 up try and get another goal or two because it could be crucial come the end of the season."

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