Holdsworth angered by Stanley winner

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Padraig Amond's winning goal for Accrington Stanley was seen as controversial

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Padraig Amond's winning goal for Accrington Stanley was seen as controversial

Aldershot boss Dean Holdsworth left the Crown Ground infuriated after a controversial late goal gave hosts Accrington victory.

The Shots looked on course for a point until Romuald Boco's shot was blocked, looped up in the air and Stanley defender Peter Murphy and Aldershot goalkeeper Jamie Young challenged for the ball. Young could not keep hold of it and substitute Padraig Amond pounced to secure a last-minute win.

"Their bench has won it for them as the referee has seen their reaction and it's affected him, it's so disappointing as it was a blatant foul on the keeper," said Holdsworth.

"You have got to try and trust the officials but they did not get it right. We worked hard, they were better than us in the second half and we were below par and we would have been pleased with a point.

"It would have been a great point but now we have got nothing. However there is nothing we can do about it but pick ourselves up and move on."

Holdsworth was also disappointed in sub Peter Vincenti as, after Amond's goal, he was involved in an alleged elbow on the striker which saw him sent off in injury-time.

"Peter has been a silly boy," said Holdsworth. "He has reacted and he will get punished."

Stanley assistant boss Leam Richardson accepted that it might have been a foul - but he felt refereeing decisions cost Accrington something at Chesterfield on Tuesday night so he was happy to take one that went Stanley's way.

"We are pleased with the three points, we had to be patient but we knew if we kept working our rewards would come," said Richardson.

"We deserved the win. I know they felt there was a foul but we had these problems on Tuesday with officials where decisions went against us and this one has gone our way and we will take it. They may have a grievance with the goal but not with the result as we dominated possession and the chances were heavily in our favour."

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