Dunbavin takes Stanley plaudits

Richardson: Delighted with goalkeeper

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New Accrington manager Leam Richardson was full of praise for goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin after the goalless draw with Morecambe.

The Stanley keeper, who had a loan spell at Morecambe several years ago, saved an injury-time penalty from Richard Brodie and produced a string of fantastic blocks in the game, much to the delight of rookie boss Richardson.

He said: "In the end it was a fantastic point because we were far from our best.

"We had to thank Ian Dunbavin for a great save and he is having a superb season. I actually wasn't surprised that he saved the penalty because he is having such a great year and he takes all the plaudits.

"The lads are disappointed with their display because we didn't move the ball as well as we can. Our shape wasn't as good as it should be and we had to play on the back foot for long periods, in the end I have to be happy with the point.

"We did have a couple of chances at the end but I think it would have been daylight robbery if we had won the game."