ACCRINGTON Stanley manager John Coleman was pleased his side could get the win for Billy Kee while he watched on from the stands at the Wham Stadium.

Stanley took a two goal lead through Jordan Clark and Dion Charles before Joe Pritchard was shown a contentious second yellow card. Joe Piggott pulled one back for AFC Wimbledon, but the Reds held firm to give Kee the send off he deserved.

"I’m pleased that we won. I’m sure he’ll be sitting in my office now drinking what’s left of my wine!" joked Coleman after Stanley's 2-1 victory. "He’s been a cracking servant for Accrington. I think it’s fitting that we’re going to retire his shirt.

"Although, I don’t think anyone would want 29. I think that’s a fitting gesture. You couldn’t imagine anyone else at Accrington playing with 29 on his back.

"He’s been brilliant and I had a tear in my eye watching a montage of his goals the other day and this morning actually.

"I cant praise him enough for what he’s done for this club."

The Reds boss highlighted how he thought that was the win of the season so far as his side had to dig deep with a man less for the majority of the second period.

"I’ve just told the lads that’s the best win of the season for the manner it was won with the way we had to dig in.

"Wimbledon are no mugs; I’ve watched a lot of them, and I like the way they play. They’re an honest, hard working team.

"Glyn Hodges has galvanised them. they’ll have a good end to the season.

"It’s so hard when you know you’re playing well to deal with the set back, but we did. I can’t praise the lads enough; they showed a lot of character.

"We scored two great goals, Dion’s probably a good candidate for goal of the season.

"Even when we were down to 10, we kept the ball quite well. Joe was lively in the build up for the goals.

"We’d like to think that if we had him on the we could have won more comfortably and repair the damage our goal difference has taken in recent weeks."