As far as half-time team talks go, John Coleman will wish he could bottle the one at Home Park and sell it.
The Reds were trailing 2-0 at the break and down to 10 men following Sean Hessey’s dismissal as Plymouth looked to celebrate their 125th anniversary in style with 8,000 packed into the ground.
Coleman got his dejected players back in the dressing room at the break and he admitted: "I told them they had lost.
"I was trying to play mind games and that’s one of the things I have done in the past – just tell them they have lost and see if I get a response.
"A few of the lads who have been here a few years know it and expect it but the ones who haven’t were surprised – and it worked."
Irish eyes were smiling as Kevin Long and Padraig Amond – christened ‘Jedward’ by the rest of the team – scored their first league goals for the Reds and both admitted the team talk paid dividends.
Amond said: "At half-time we had a chat and the gaffer said ‘you’ve lost’ and told us to go and prove him wrong and we did.
"When you get a bit of stick and criticism you have got to go out and show what you can do.
"He wanted a reaction and got one and we could have won 4-2 at least."
Long, who had a stunning performance in defence as the Reds went three at the back with the loss of Hessey, said: "The gaffer basically told us we weren’t good enough, the game had gone and that was enough to get a reaction.
"We gave away two sloppy goals and he had words with us but, in the second half, we showed what we were all about, we pressed them high and created a lot of chances.
"Everyone was working together and we put in a really good performance."
The second half performance from 10 men is one of the best the travelling Stanley brigade, banging their drum throughout, would have witnessed in a long time.
Losing 2-0 to the cash-strapped bottom club was certainly a shock as, apart from Kurtis Guthrie hitting the post in the first half with a 20 yard effort, there were two soft goals conceded.
Firstly Hessey was judged to have pulled back 16-year-old Matt Lecointe as he chased the ball into area on 26 minutes.
Referee David Coote felt the striker would have got the ball and showed the defender a straight red for denying a goalscoring chance but the ball could also have rolled onto keeper Sean Murdoch and a yellow and a penalty would have been sufficient punishment for the Reds.
But off went Hessey and Simon Walton took a good penalty high into the net.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, in the third minute of injury time Robbie Williams played a great ball into the area, the Reds were caught napping and Ladjie Soukouna had space to turn in area and fire low into net for his first goal for the club.
Shell-shocked indeed and, 2-0 down with 10 men and in hot conditions, no one expected what happened after the break. On came Charlie Barnett and he was the catalyst for some driving runs forward as the 10 men found space and energy.
The Reds went three at the back and Plymouth – two seasons ago in the Championship – rarely threatened the Reds’ goal.
It did look like a goal was going to evade Stanley though as, despite numerous goalmouth scrambles, the ball bounced kindly for the home side.
And, when Amond raced free and Durrell Berry tugged him back just outside the area in a situation similar to Hessey’s dismissal, the defender was just shown a yellow.
However once Stanley did get one back, the second was always coming.
Firstly, on 56 minutes, a Barnett free kick found the head of Long as Pilgrims’ keeper Jake Cole missed his punch.
"I should have scored more to be honest," said Long. "Goals were a part of my game before I came over here but this is my first one and it was a bit of a shock.
"My brother has had a bet on me scoring every single game so far and I told him not to bother this week. He will be mad with me!
"But my job is to keep clean sheets and goals are a bonus – although I did enjoy scoring."
More close range chances went begging with Amond coming close, Guthrie’s effort somehow cleared and the game getting increasingly nasty with a couple of challenges leading to tempers fraying.
But Stanley were always in charge and got their deserved equaliser when a Barnett corner was only half cleared to Amond and. although it hit a defender who sent it over line, the Irishman insisted it belonged to him.
"It’s my goal. Even if it looks like an own goal, it’s mine, it’s as simple as that," said the 23-year-old.
There were more chances for the Reds as Ian Craney went close, captain Andy Procter headed over at the back post and fired over at the death.
A remarkable game, a remarkable comeback and, despite the statistics saying the Reds haven’t won on their travels for 14 games, it certainly didn’t tell the story of this game. Plus the other way to look at it is that they have lost just one of their six away games this season.
"It is hard as we just want to get rid of that away hoodoo," said Amond.
"Obviously I wasn’t here last season but the lads have talked about it.
"Once we get one win then I think we will go on a run and we showed in the second half what a good team we are."
Long was a man mountain at the back for the Reds and Coleman knows he will have his hands full if Burnley do want the in-form defender back when his contract is up in January.
"I think coming to Accrington last season helped," said the defender. "When I first came here, I didn’t know what to expect but this season, I have come back a lot fitter and sharper and I think my performances have showed that.
"It’s a tough league with a lot of big lads but I enjoy it.
"Obviously the aim for me is to impress here and get back in the Burnley team but I will give my all while I am here."
Coleman said: "Kevin was magnificent after the break. He was like two centre-halves and he headed everything he went for. He deserved his goal.
"We shouldn’t be giving teams two-goal leads but Ian was a man possessed after the break and he worked his socks off. All the team has gone that extra mile after the break and that’s all you can ask."
And what do they think of the ‘Jedward’ name?
"The lads have christened us that and it has stuck unfortunately," added Amond.