ACCRINGTON Stanley boss John Coleman was pleased with the performance his side displayed on Tuesday night despite losing from being 2-0 up.

Stanley were leading by two goals and looking comfortable with 12 minutes left on the clock, but three goals from the visitors handed the Reds their second loss of the new League One campaign.

The manager put Shrewsbury's goals down to three basic errors committed by his players.

"I’m delighted with the way we played; you can’t legislate for what happened with the three basic individual errors," Coleman said.

"We haven’t had any weight of pressure eat any stage; you can’t say we’ve collapsed. It’s just one of them freak occurrences.

"Some of the football we played was breathe taking. The second goal was probably the best goal you’ll see all season.

"From that position, we’ve gone for more goals and they’d gone, they weren’t getting near us. We’ve gifted them a goal and then unfortunately we made two basic individual errors and it’s cost us the game.

"If we play like that from now until the end of the season then we’ll finish very high up the table. We’ve got to eliminate the individual mistakes and that’s the harsh reality of this level."

Shrewsbury celebrated with their 455 fans at the Wham Stadium on Tuesday after coming from behind to secure the three points

"They’ve celebrated like they’ve won the World Cup and I fully agree why because when you’re 2-0 down with 12 minutes to go and you win, it’s such a feeling of elation," said Coleman.

"I’ve got no problem with that. I think even the most hardened of Shrewsbury fan could say that they were lucky to win that game.

"Certain things happen in football and I think what summed it up was the ball falling to Ross with two minutes to go 12-yards out and he blazes it over the bar.

"We’ve had plenty of chances in the game and we haven’t taken them. Unfortunately, two of their goals have come from our corners and free kicks, we’ve been countered on and we’ve got to learn from that."

Coleman believes games like this are freak occurrences that can sometimes happen adding that he can't be too upset with his side as they played well for much of the game.

"As I said, I’m not too disappointed with the way we played. I can’t be, we played some excellent football and showed an unbelievable appetite for the game and you just get these freak occurrences in football," he said.

"If you overreact and knee jerk to them too much, then you’ll lose the plot. You have to analyse mistakes and try and put in place systems for them not to happen.

"The third goal has come from our free kick into the box, we never leave one v one at the back, we have here, and we’ve been punished for it.

"I know we were the better team. I know we could play Shrewsbury another nine times in the next nine days and we’d beat them every time.

"I’ve got no problem with that. What we’ve got to do is get it right on the night. We’ve got a big game on Saturday and we’ve got to be ready."

Two strikers scored

Don’t forget, two of them players were playing Nation League football last season, so it’s a big step up for them and I think they’ve handled it well.