Omar Beckles admits the midweek draw at Mansfield was a crazy night but believes the Reds can draw strength from their performance.

John Coleman’s side were never behind at the One Call Stadium but ultimately had to settle for a 4-4 draw against the in form Stags.

Centre back Beckles scored the first goal of the eventful night and felt it was a memorable evening.

“I’ve been involved in games like that before where you scratch your head at the end and wonder how on earth it has ended up like that,” said the former Aldershot man. “It was a crazy game and one that hopefully we’ll look back and think it was a good point to take.

“Having the likes of Matty Pearson and Scott Brown back in was great. The energy that the team has was on another level, we started bright, got to first and second balls and set the tempo. Billy Kee was amazing. The early goal set us up and I feel you create your own luck, which we did.”

Stanley had scored just once in their previous seven league away games before the game but with that run firmly put to bed Beckles is keen to take the good signs into Saturday’s match with Colchester and work on the defensive elements.

“I can’t explain where all those goals came from and I don’t think anyone can to be honest,” he admitted. “We’ve just got to keep performing like that and hopefully be a bit more diligent and keep out the goals. It’s not like us to concede four goals but at least we got the four goals ourselves away from home and broken the little bad run we were having. Hopefully now we can build on that.”