Stanley boss John Coleman called for consistency in refereeing decisions following his side’s 3-1 defeat at Notts County.

Dan Crowley’s powerful header had given the hosts the lead at Meadow Lane, only for Josh Andrews to reply shortly after from a free-kick.

However, a brace from Macaulay Langstaff in the second half saw the Magpies win their third game in a row.

Coleman said: “We have been told that the referees are given a higher threshold now but nobody knows what a foul is now, it’s ruining football.

“There needs to be a harsh rethink because it is just becoming a referee’s win, and this referee is no different from any other referee this season.

“We have got legitimate claims that their first and third goals should not count, but the fact is that we did enough to get something out of that game.

“If there is no consistency, we don’t know what to do and you don’t know what is endangering an opponent, what is a foul and what is a booking. There must be a radical rethink.

“Time and time again, it is going to get worse because you are going to get the same incidents interpreted time and time again.

“But we shouldn’t be talking about that, we should be talking about football and it was a good game of football.”