GOAL celebrations seem to be one of the main talking points at the moment at Stanley.
The Reds have not been able to sample as many as they would have liked this season but now are working on enjoying the ones that go in.
Andy Procter’s sliding on his knees got some stick off his team-mates after his Macclesfield goal while Robbie Williams admitted he just ran to the corner flag - as he always does.
Jimmy Ryan decided he wanted to do something more original when his shot hit the back of the net at Meadow Lane but admitted it could have all gone badly wrong!
"We were just talking about it on the coach and the gaffer said his kids had shown him something on Facebook where there is a lot of people lying on the floor and then taking photos and posting the pictures.
"We thought it would be a laugh if we did it so, when I scored, I just remembered and I lay down and luckily everyone else did it so I didn’t look like a fool on my own.
"I was looking round at first and I was waiting for someone to lie down. I looked around and thankfully John Miles had and then everyone else started doing it so that was a relief."
It was just a pity it wasn’t the winning goal as it looked for so long like the Reds would hold onto rare back-to back wins until the powerful Delroy Facey netted a header 17 minutes from time to share the spoils.
It was a blow but, while the Reds didn’t quite hit the heights of their Macclesfield show and couldn’t pass the ball around and press for 90 minutes, a win and a draw from two away games eased the stress on John Coleman’s relegation battlers.
"That’s four points from two away games which is good form and, as has been pointed out in the dressing room, maybe two or three months ago we would have lost that game 2 or 3-1 so it is a step in the right direction," said the Stanley chief.
"I would take four points from the next two matches every time for the run-in. We have now got to make sure we apply ourselves like we did in the first half on Saturday - but not in the second."
The visitors were thoroughly in charge in the first half against a side whose crowd got on their backs as they struggled to cope with the Reds and were wasteful around the box in the opening 45 minutes.
This was stepped up when Ryan fired home his eighth goal of the season with a superb solo effort as he got the ball on the half-way line, ran down the wing, jinked inside and put in a shot which ex-Manchester United keeper Kevin Pilkington could only parry into his own net.
While many home fans were blaming the stopper, Ryan disagreed: "The keeper has parried it in but at the last minute it seemed to dip so it made it hard to save."
Coleman also said: "Jimmy has got that in his locker. The ball has moved and I am sure a few things have been said about the keeper but I don’t think they should label too much on him as the ball has moved in the air. Jimmy has hit it well."
It was a golden goal for Ryan who moved equal with Paul Mullin on eight goals as he battles to dislodge the king of Stanley goals off his throne for the first time in years. Not that he thinks he will.
"I am level with Mullers now but knowing him he will score about three on the last game of the season and blow me away so I don’t think I will be top scorer at the end of the season," he said.
Still Ryan has been a revelation since signing from Shrewsbury this season and there could have been more Stanley goals in the first half as they dominated, without really being able to get their passing game going on a tricky pitch - which was bare in patches - and with a fussy referee.
It looked a certain 2-0 on 37 minutes when Miles’ corner was headed on by Paul Mullin at the near post and, four yards out, it looked like Craig Lindfield just had to tap it into the net. However, the Liverpool man watched in agony as his goalbound effort was hooked off the line.
At 2-0 at half-time, while never fully trusting the Reds to see it through, most fans would have thought they were safe as County, on the back of three defeats, had offered little up front and the Stanley backline were marshalling them well.
However, after the break it was the Reds’ turn to soak up the pressure. Ian McParland put on sub and top scorer Richard Butcher and he helped the change.
Matt Hamshaw fired narrowly over the bar while Peter Cavanagh cleared Mike Edwards’ looping header off the line and Hamshaw’s follow up was just off target.
County were charging forward in numbers and with the crowd now behind them a goal was coming. Myles Weston got the ball on the left wing and played in a cross which Facey got his head to and Kenny Arthur did not stand a chance.
It could then have gone either way with Magpies top scorer Butler blazing over in a good position from six yards out and a Miles chip at the other end just narrowly wide of the far post.
But Coleman had no complaints with leaving Meadow Lane with a point: "If you are leading you have to say it is two points dropped but fair play to them they came out and dominated the second half and a draw was probably a fair result.
"We had the better of the first half and they had the better of the second half. We were just disappointed the way we played in the second half as we didn’t retain the ball like we can and we weren’t any kind of real threat going forward. And yet we looked a threat all the firt half and missed a good chance to make it two.
"You can’t complain about their goal - it was a great ball in and a great goal - I would be happy scoring a goal like that, it is probably one of my trademark goals."
He will be hoping his side can score a few of them - and cue the next celebration.