ACCRINGTON Stanley manager John Coleman was disappointed from the performance of his side as they were beaten 1-0 by Tranmere Rovers.

Despite Stanley starting the better of the two, Tranmere took the lead through James Vaughan in the first half and scored again at the start of the second half with Mark Ellis.

Alex Woodyard scored an own goal in the last 10 minutes, but it wasn't enough for Stanley to pull anything back as they are now 11 points above the League One relegation zone.

"We started off unbelievably well, some of the football we played in the first 15 minutes was breath taking," said Coleman. "I’ve never seen so many good passes, so many good interchanges.

"We made chances in the first few minutes, could have scored after 40 seconds. We see a lot of fouls given; we see a lot of fouls not given. "We don’t think it’s a foul for their goal. It’s a fluke goal, the ball’s bounced on the only part of the pitch that’s not really good enough, the six-yard box.

"It’s deceived the keeper and gone in, it’s their only chance in the first half and we squandered a couple of good opportunities.

"Then we sort of lost our way a bit in the first half, it got a bit scrappy, they’re fighting for their lives and I have no problem with that.

"The referee didn’t seem to be able to get on top of that, he didn’t add any time on in the first half, how much there must have been is unbelievable. It was always going to be a challenge and always going to be gritty.

"We’re disappointed to have conceded from another set play. We then huffed and puffed, had a couple of good chances. Joe Pritchard missed one.

"A couple of times we’ve been wayward with our shooting and then we’ve suffered another horrendous decision in my opinion.

"Harvey Rodgers has made two fouls; it was debatable which way the second foul was going to go because they were both pulling at each other.

"I think the first actual pull was actually set up by their player. He’s put his hands-on Harvey before Harvey’s put his hands on him.

"The first booking is an innocuous foul, his only other foul in the game was on the halfway line, it’s not stopping a promising attack.

"We have to put up with this every week. We’re disappointed with the way we played. You’ve got to take your hat off to Tranmere, they’ve dug in, but we’re disappointed with how we’ve played."