Stanley boss John Coleman says his side conceded “two offside goals” during their 2-1 defeat against Peterborough.

Posh went ahead on 23 minutes when Jack Taylor’s through ball sent Jonson Clarke-Harris charging free and he slotted home his 27th goal of the season.

The visitors doubled their lead in the 43rd minute when Kwame Poku fed Ephron Mason-Clark and, while Stanley appealed for offside, he slotted home his 12th of the campaign.

Stanley pressed in the second half and got one back in the 87th minute when Sean McConville slotted home Rosaire Longelo’s cross.

The result leaves the Reds 23rd in the League One table – three points from safety with four games to go.

“Peterborough showed what a good side they are in the first half, they took the game to us and we showed what a good side we can be in the second half,” said Coleman.

“We showed more desire in the second half but didn’t get the rub of the green with the decisions all game, we had two offside goals scored against us tonight.

“I am proud of the players in the second half as they showed a lot of courage to take the game to a top team like Peterborough and pinned them back and should have got something out of the game.

“If we show that effort in the next four games we have got a chance and the lads will feed of that. We have got to replicate that attitude and appetite.

“It’s been one of those seasons where everything that can go against us has.

“We are running out of time we still have enough time and we have to make the most of it and turn in performances like we did in the second half.”