Accrington Stanley had edged further away from the League One relegation places before the EFL announced that their competitions were suspended until at least 3rd April last Friday.
On Thursday, the FA announced that the postponement of all professional football in the country will be extended until at least 30th April but they are determined to find a way to complete the 2019-2020 season.
Stanley had been on a run of four games without a win prior to the initial announcement and were still inevitably looking over their shoulders at Tranmere Rovers who despite occupying the last relegation spot had hit a little bit of form.
It’s yet to be known how and when the season will conclude with many sides up and down the footballing pyramid having to wait to see how and when their season will end.
After finishing in a respectable 14th position last term, it is fair to say Stanley have had difficult spells this term and here we take a look at the two worst moments from their season…
The home defeat to lowly Southend United
It was certainly an afternoon to forget for John Coleman and Accrington on 18th January, when Southend United visited the Crown Ground.
Sol Campbell’s men had only won one game all season and looked destined for the drop into League Two, with Stanley heading into the game knowing a win could take them 10 points clear of the League One relegation places.
What’s more, is Colemen’s men had only lost one home game since October but were shocked when Charlie Kelman put the Shrimpers 1-0 up after 11 minutes.
Despite Stanley equalising just six minutes later, Southend converted a 51st-minute penalty and amazingly held on to all three despite the home side desperately pushing for an equaliser.
Stanley have lost 15 league games so far this term, but this defeat to Southend back in January will easily be up there as one of their worst moments so far this season.
The 2-3 home defeat to Shrewsbury Town
Going back to the second game of the campaign it looked like Accrington were going to record their first win of the season, leading Shrewsbury 2-1 with just five minutes to play.
Fejiri Okenabirhie equalised for the Shrews in the 85th minute before Dominic Udoh completed their comeback a minute from time to snatch all the points from Accrington’s grasp.
Stanley had only taken the lead on the 67th minute and doubled it on the 72nd before Shrewsbury reduced the deficit just five minutes later.
In the space of 17 second-half minutes, Stanley had gone from cruising to a 2-0 victory to a disappointing defeat, making this game an early contender for the worst moment of the season.