STANLEY fans cannot stop raving about midfielder Ian Craney.
Anyone who questioned John Coleman's relentless pursuit of the 22-year-old pre-season, has had their answers on the pitch where the midfielder has turned in some stunning performances.
None moreso that against Conference newboys Crawley Town where he scored another solo effort - following on from the Morecambe wonder strike - and set up one to make sure the Reds bounced back in style following their 5-0 hammering by Stevenage the week before.
If he carries on putting in performances like this, the Reds manager has admitted he will have to fight off the attentions of Football League clubs and £15,000 now seems a snip for the playmaker.
But while Craney shone, there wasn't a weak link in the team as a whole against previously unbeaten Crawley. The players were under pressure as Coleman demanded a big performance to show that last week's hammering was just a blip.
And they all delivered, putting a big smile on the face of their male Fan of the Year Steve Lowe who was stood at the altar exchanging wedding vows but still had an abundance of text messages keeping him informed of Stanley's score.
"I had never doubted the character of the lads," said Coleman. "Our thought process had gone awry last week and consequently we were punished. I was always confident we would bounce back and I am delighted to win 4-0. We scored some great goals and I am sure there is more to come."
But he does still expect more from his side. "There is a tendency to hide a little when we are in the lead and that is something we need to work on. We need to keep pressing the game even when we are wining and keep the ball better. We got a little bit sloppy in the second half.
"But we learnt a few things from last week, scored four good goals, no bookings and kept a clean sheet. I am delighted and this is a platform to build on."
The start was nervy as both teams tested each other out but Lee McEvilly then put his side on the road to success when his weaving run led to Town defender Kevin Hemsley stopping him by taking his legs from under him.
Lutel James is always a calm head from the penalty spot and, although keeper Andy Little guessed the right way, the ball tucked into the corner of the net to set the Reds on their way.
The goal visibly lifted Coleman's players and from that point on there was only one team going to win.
Stanley could have added to their score with Craney proving the troublemaker again putting in two balls which Paul Mullin was just inches away from connecting with.
But they finally got some breathing space when Peter Cavanagh turned provider when he broke on the right wing and playing in a stunning cross which Mullin dived low to head into the net.
The breakways were catching out Town and after the interval it was James's turn to surge down the left flank. His ball found the head of Cavanagh who set up Steve Jagielka but his 20-yard strike was straight at Little.
Then enter Craney. The midfielder nicked the ball in midfield, ghosted past a static Town defence and then slotted the ball past Little. He celebrated by planting a kiss on the cheek of his gaffer.
"He told me he would score and if he did he would come over and give me a kiss - he was only joking but he remembered it."
And then the Mullin-Craney double act finally came off on 65 minutes when the midfielder got a cross in from the left wing and striker Mullin got ahead of his marker and his superb header once more found the back of the net.
The main thing from then on was to keep a clean sheet, something Stanley haven't done in the league since January 20th. And it did only come off because the woodwork saved Stanley when Crawley's otherwise quiet forward Charlie MacDonald fired against the upright and then Neil Jenkins belted the ball over.
Mullin came close to celebrating his first Conference hat-trick at the end going close with two chances but in the end the Reds were more than happy to settle for four.