John Coleman accused his Accrington Stanley side of not creating the chances their play warranted after their 1-0 win at Crewe.

Michael Nottingham got the decisive goal against his former club, while the hosts finished the game with 10 men after Luke Offord was sent off.

And Coleman criticised his team for seeming content to "idle through the second half” after going ahead.

He said: “It was total domination for the first half an hour, but we’ve got this mode I don’t like where we don’t make any chances. And because we’re keeping the opposition at arm’s length we seem to be quite happy with that.

“They never laid a glove on us for half-an-hour, but then we got sloppy and gave them two chances. We seem to idle through the second half, but Crewe have got good players and they are going to hurt you.

“Thankfully our keeper made a great save and there were a couple of great blocks. We had chances to put it to bed but fluffed our lines and we’ve got to be better than that.

“We were good defensively. Ross Sykes was absolutely immense and he was a bit unfortunate to get a yellow card – it was a card fest out there. It wasn’t a dirty game, but there were 10 or 11 cards.

“We’ve got to attack better and for longer periods and if we do that we won’t have to defend as well as we have had to do.”