ACCRINGTON boss John Coleman felt his side played some of their best football of the season despite going down to defeat against Plymouth.

Niall Ennis scored the only goal of the game early in the second half when Ben Barclay’s back header fell short as the Reds’ four-game unbeaten streak came to an end.  

Coleman refused to be too downbeat though.

Stanley had their chances, with Adam Phillips crashing a shot against the crossbar while Paul Smyth was clean through but keeper Michael Cooper denied him.

Cooper also pulled off two superb saves in stoppage time to secure three points for the Pilgrims.

“That’s probably the best we have played this season, we dominated a good Plymouth side but we have been guilty of a mistake which no one means to make,” Coleman said.

“We missed a procession of chances and hit the woodwork but I am proud of the players.

“Plymouth defended well but we shot poorly and it was a mix of the two really. They were fortunate to win but I have been around football long enough not to get too down.

“I am proud of my lads, they didn’t stop going and created three good chances in injury time.

“You need that bit of luck as well but if we play like that between now and the end of the season, we won’t be far off the top six.”