STANLEY boss John Coleman felt his side should not have been on the end of a 4-0 scoreline but says they did not help themselves with poor decision-making at both ends of the pitch.

Goals from Panutche Camara and Joe Edwards gave the hosts a commanding lead at the break.

Niall Ennis and Ryan Hardie were also on target in the second half as the Reds’ struggles on the road continued.

Stanley finished the game with 10 men after Toby Savin was given his marching orders for bringing down Hardie.

Coleman said: “We seem to find a way to gift goals to teams and not take the chances we get. Four-nil sounds like a drubbing and, in the end, it is a drubbing.

“But 11 versus 11, could you honestly say they were the better team? Far from it. They had a period of domination when we went down to 10. That’s not their fault we went to 10.

“But they scored the first, second and third goals totally against the run of play. We have managed to conspire to miss three glorious chances all at crucial parts of the game. And then our decision-making is poor at best.

“I can’t fault the lads’ efforts, we could have thrown the towel in and got beat by 10. We didn’t. We tried to be brave.

“But we have to snap out of this because it is a recipe of disaster when you give stupid goals away and we miss gilt-edged chances at the other end.”

The result leaves Coleman’s men 13th in the League One table, only behind Cheltenham on goal difference.

The Reds are back in action on Saturday, March 26 when they welcome Gillingham to the Wham Stadium (KO 3pm).