John Coleman praised Accrington’s “heart and endeavour” as Dion Charles scored two penalties in their 2-1 win over Doncaster.

Both teams have fallen out of the play-off picture with poor recent runs but Stanley grabbed the win late on for their first victory in four games.

Stanley dominated and took the lead on 41 minutes when Sean McConville was tripped by Joe Wright and Charles rifled home his first penalty.

They were made to pay for missed chances on 76 minutes when Fejirii Okenabirhie fed substitute Tyreece John-Jules and the striker fired low into the bottom of the net.

Toby Savin denied John-Jules a second and then, in stoppage time, goalkeeper Ellery Balcombe brought down McConville and Charles slotted home his 20th goal of the campaign.

“I am pleased for the players, they were on the front foot, they were full of energy, all-action and showed heart and endeavour,” said the Reds boss.

“They played how I know we can and I don’t think, on the balance of play and chances created, anyone could argue that we were worthy winners.

“Our problem this season has been consistency and we haven’t been consistent enough. However there are four games to play and the goals are to win all of them and see where it takes us.

“You have got to be realistic and we have 61 points with four games to go and that set of players should be pleased with that. They have done well and we want to finish strongly and then look forward to next season.”