Stanley boss John Coleman accused MK Dons of play-acting as his side suffered a 2-0 defeat at Stadium MK.

Mo Eisa and Matt O’Riley scored either side of half time to hand the Reds their first league defeat since the opening day.

Dion Charles and Joel Mumbongo also missed big chances for Stanley on a frustrating afternoon on the road.

Coleman said: “They’re a good side, MK, though I’m a bit disappointed in the theatrics because I think they’re better than that and it was like the Royal Shakespeare Company at one point.

“People rolling over and doing four spins when they’ve been fouled to get someone booked - there’s no place for that in football.

“I wouldn’t even like my players doing it. I know people do it when they’re winning, but the amount of times where an MK Dons player went down in the second half was embarrassing.

“The trainer was on five or six times, there were four or five cautions, there was plenty of time-wasting going on.

“But I’m clutching at straws and I’m not going to be blaming that because today was just a game of who took their chances.

“MK created three, we created two and they took two of theirs.”

The Reds are back in action on Tuesday night when they welcome Barrow to the Wham Stadium in the EFL Trophy (KO 7:45pm).