Stanley boss John Coleman says his side "lacked the appetite" in the first half of their 3-1 defeat against Stockport at the Wham Stadium.

Isaac Olaofe, Will Collar and Louie Barry were all on target for the visitors, while Jack Nolan pulled one back for the Reds four minutes from time.

The result leaves Stanley 15th in the League Two table as they aim to bounce back from last season's relegation.

Coleman said: “We did finish the game well, we gave the fans a thrilling end to the game and it’s the only thing I can be pleased about is that we never gave up, we kept going until he end.

“We showed spirit and fight but it was dramatically lacking in the first half. We lacked the appetite in the first half.

“The buck stops with me, I pick the team, we set out with a game plan to match them up but unfortunately they were better than us in the first half without having to do much. We can’t have no complaints going in behind.

“But we were better than them in the second half. We started the second half brightly but had the door slammed in our face with a penalty when we were on top that no one expected to be given. That was frustrating.

“We have to learn and we have to learn quickly as we will find ourselves in the relegation zone.”