STANLEY boss John Coleman was delighted to celebrate his 20-year anniversary with a win against league leaders Rotherham.

Sean McConville scored the decisive goal with 15 minutes to go, finding the top corner with an acrobatic volley.

Coleman and long-serving assistant Jimmy Bell have reached the milestone over two spells with the Reds.

“I didn’t really want all the fuss about the anniversary but it is always nice to mark a milestone,” said the Stanley boss.

“That performance probably epitomised what me and Jimmy have brought to the club over our 20 years, the spirit, the fight, the determination and skill as well.

“You can’t ask for any more effort. From one to eleven and the subs, they gave their all and it was a stunning finish from Sean.

“It was fitting that our longest serving player scored the goal to win the game.

“We will bask in the glory tonight as it’s always nice to win at Christmas and it is a scalp for us – it’s the first time we have beaten a team above us – but we have still a lot of hard work to come.

“It’s just another three points. Whatever happens, we will always give our best and that’s what we have tried to do throughout our 20 years here.”

Coleman’s men are back in action on Wednesday night when they head to the New Meadow to take on Shrewsbury (KO 7:45pm).