STANLEY boss John Coleman was left ruing mistakes at both ends of the pitch following his side’s 2-0 defeat against Wimbledon.

Luke McCormick and Ayoub Assal struck in the second half to condemn the Reds to a 10th league defeat of the campaign.

Coleman felt there wasn’t much between the sides in the first half but insists the first goal was always going to be crucial.

“It was difficult conditions for both sides but the turning point was Harvey’s (Rodgers) miss,” said the Stanley boss.

“Up to that point, they had two chances in the first half and then Harry Pell had a header at the end of the half from a great Sean McConville free-kick and he should have scored from that or at least hit the target.

“Then Harvey didn’t mean to miss but both he and Harry should have scored, they are professional footballers and you have to take those chances.

“It was always a case of whoever scored the first goal would win the game. They had three chances and took two of them, we had four chances and fluffed them all.

“There was nothing in the game for 55 minutes and I thought at that stage the worst I would take was 0-0 in tricky conditions.

“Toby Savin has only had routine saves to make but then we have got to defend better for both goals.

“We can’t keep giving teams legs up. We can’t draw blanks at home, we need to score, and it’s disappointing.”

Coleman’s men are back in action on Saturday afternoon when they host Bolton Wanderers (KO 3pm).