STANLEY boss John Coleman felt his side’s draw with 10-man Morecambe was a missed opportunity.

Cole Stockton put the hosts in front but the Reds hit back through Colby Bishop and Matt Butcher.

Former Stanley midfielder Adam Phillips got the Shrimps back on level terms before Shane McLoughlin was sent off for a foul on Ethan Hamilton.

Bishop then put the visitors back in front before Stockton volley home an equaliser inside the final 10 minutes.

“It feels like a defeat to be honest,” said Coleman. “We have to give Morecambe credit because they could have rolled over when they went down to 10 men but they kept at it.

“We had all the time in the world on the ball but we were sloppy and we handed a striker in a rich vein of form a late chance which he took.

“I can’t believe Colby Bishop had a perfectly good goal disallowed too, when the referee gave a foul against him for something I can’t understand.

“On a positive side we scored three goals away from home but on the negative I don’t think we could have played Morecambe at a better time after they had put so much effort into their midweek game (against Crewe).

“They had their two regular full-backs out too but we didn’t capitalise on those factors and we made a mess of the situation.”

The Reds are back in action on Tuesday night when they head to the Kassam Stadium to take on Oxford (KO 7:45pm).