Mickey Lewis' Thoughts on Cup Progress
United booked their place in the Third Round of the FA Cup for the first time in ten years with a 2-0 victory over Accrington Stanley last night.
Assistant manager Mickey Lewis was pleased with the victory, despite the conditions:
"It was a deserved win. I think as the game went on we came more and more into it. We controlled the first half and they're not a bad side, but it was in difficult conditions as the pitch was not good out there at all. It was pretty bobbly and the lads tried to play but at times you have to play it long when its dropping up around people's shins. I have to say the condition of the pitch, for both teams, was not good."
The poor condition of the pitch left Mickey frustrated as Adam Chapman seemed to pick up a serious looking injury early on in the game:
"Adam's fallen awkwardly on the pitch and done his ankle. There's no getting away from it. It wasn't caused from a tackle, he's just twisted it on the pitch and we don't know how bad that is yet."
The tie failed to live up to the thrilling first game between the sides, but Mickey wasn't expecting another high-scoring game:
"When you've had one game and there has been a lot of goals in it, both teams are a little bit wary of each other. I think we had a couple of chances in the first half and I wouldn't say it was particularly open, but I thought as the game wore on we got more into it and had more and more chances in the second half."
Goals from James Constable and Peter Leven fired United into the next round and Mickey was impressed with the quality produced:
"Leven's goal was a great goal and a it was a good bit of hold up play from Beano to set him up. The same goes for the first goal, Leven put a great ball in and Beano scored with a really good header."
Hear the full interview in Yellow Player now, including Mickey's thoughts on the Sheffield United tie.