John Coleman felt his Accrington Stanley side would have been worthy winners after they were pegged back late on by Blackpool.

Matty Virtue struck in the 92nd minute to cancel out Curtis Tilt’s own goal just after the quarter hour to leave the Reds still searching for a second League One win of the season after the 1-1 draw.

Coleman believes Stanley should have been awarded a free kick in the build-up to the equaliser but lamented his side’s inability to keep a clean sheet.

“It shows you how far we’ve come that Blackpool are coming here and are delighted with a draw,” he said.

“I don’t think we deserved that, I thought we deserved to win the game, we made the best chances in the game.

“On another day we’d have won three or 4-0.

“This inability to keep a clean sheet is biting us hard. We battled hard today, we defended well, and saw off most of the danger.

“It’s disappointing because on 91 minutes our player gets fouled by the corner flag.

“As per usual, we don’t get the foul and they punt the ball up the field. But we’ve got to see it out from the throw in, and we didn’t well and we’ve been punished.

“You’ve got to accept that but over the 90 minutes I thought we were the better team.”