Stanley boss John Coleman says his side’s performance was “below par” in their Carabao Cup defeat against Oldham Athletic.

The Reds crashed out on penalties following a goalless draw at Boundary Park, with Dion Charles and Matt Butcher both having spot-kicks saved by Laurie Walker.

Oldham fans continued their protests against owner Abdallah Lemsagam, with tennis balls thrown onto the pitch in the fourth minute.

Stanley goalkeeper Toby Savin thought he had saved Junior Luamba’s penalty, but referee Seb Stockbridge ordered a retake.

While Coleman was disappointed by the decision, he insists the Reds only have themselves to blame for the defeat.

“Fair play to Oldham, they took some good penalties, but these situations are a lottery,” said the Stanley boss.

“If Toby has come off his line for their last penalty then fair play, but you just never see that. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen that decision.

“The referee said Toby was two yards off his line, but it’s pointless blaming anybody but ourselves.

“Our performance was way below par – you wouldn’t have known that we were fourth in League One and they were bottom of League Two.

“The lads who came in just didn’t grab the shirt, though. And our lack of fitness was very evident.

“We’re six games into the season and players were going down like ninepins near the end.”

The Reds are back in League One action on Saturday afternoon when they head to Stadium MK to face MK Dons (KO 3pm).