Ray Putterill likes the cups – they just haven’t always liked him until the Oldham clash.
The 21-year-old scored against Newcastle in the Carling Cup earlier this season, before the Geordies came back to win.
He then scored an equaliser at Tranmere in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy but then the Reds ended up being thrown out of the competition because Putterill was ineligible to play following a ban picked up playing amateur football last season.
So to finally get the headlines for the right reasons in a cup was a relief to Putterill who wants to put the recent past behind him now and help Stanley climb the League Two table.
"I am made up with it, I am just happy to be back playing and scoring goals," he said after his Man of the Match show against Oldham with two goals and an assist.
"Now I want to take it back into the league at Southend and get three points for me and the team, for the gaffer and Jimmy Bell."
Putterill, who was a regular at the start of the season, sat out a 42-day ban and has returned to the bench before getting his first start since his suspension against the League One side.
"It has been frustrating as I have sat out loads with injuries when I was at Liverpool and it’s hard sitting out when you are fit enough to play.
"It has been so hard training everyday with the lads for the last nine weeks but, when it comes to the games, not being able to play has been a blow but I am just happy to be back now.
"I like scoring goals, that’s when I am happiest and want to every time I play and I’m confident I will.
"The lads are made up to win, they are buzzing and now we just want to take it into the league and get a win.
"We have got a good set of lads and we showed heart and played well and I think it’s the best we have played this season."