STANLEY boss John Coleman says his side were “good value” for their 4-1 win against Crewe at the Wham Stadium.

Ross Sykes bagged a brace, with Tommy Leigh and Sean McConville also getting on the scoresheet before Dan Agyei pulled one back in stoppage time.

The Reds have now won back-to-back league matches in following Tuesday night’s victory against Oxford.

Despite the result, Coleman was upset at a last-minute booking for Sykes, who will now miss two games.

“I should be happy and I am trying not to let the last three minutes spoil my day but it’s difficult as I don’t understand how Ross got booked for his foul but other players didn’t,” said the Stanley chief.

“I am trying to not let this spoil what was a terrific win, we were good value for it and we should have won by more.

“We were dominant, we flew out the traps and got the goal but then we didn’t build on it in the first half and we left the door open for them to get back in it.

“In the second half we slammed that door shut. It’s no wonder Sean has as many assists as he does as they were bang on the money today.

“We scored some great goals but we conceded a late goal and that lapse of concentration is why we are where we are in the league.”

The result sees Coleman’s men maintain their place in the top half of the table and leaves them 10 points off the play-off places.

The Reds are back in action on Wednesday night when they head to Hillsborough to take on Sheffield Wednesday (KO 7:45pm).