John Coleman felt his Stanley side deserved more from their 2-1 defeat at Harrogate - but insisted they paid the price for "going to sleep" at a couple of set-pieces.

Jack Nolan opened the scoring just before the hour mark but the hosts hit back through Jack Muldoon and George Thomson - the latter scoring a 93rd minute winner.

During an entertaining first period, Joe Walsh make a couple of excellent saves to parry away a thumping Thomson volley and Matty Foulds’ overhead kick.

At the other end, James Belshaw denied Josh Woods after he had been sent clear by Stephen Dooley’s sloppy pass and Liam Gibson went close to an own goal when a mistimed header clipped the top of the home crossbar.

The deadlock was broken in the 57th minute when Shaun Whalley made inroads down the right flank before squaring to Nolan, who sidefooted firmly past Belshaw from 10 yards.

But Harrogate were back on terms six minutes later when Thomson was fouled by Tommy Leigh and picked out Muldoon with the resulting free kick. He headed in at the far post after the ball had bounced in the six-yard box.

Another free-kick – this time from the left and delivered by Foulds – led to the last-gasp winner when an unmarked Abraham Odoh was picked out at the far post and he pulled the ball back for Thomson to slam in from seven yards.

“It’s frustrating to lose to a late goal, but we’ve got to be positive about how we played. We absolutely dominated the second half and deservedly went 1-0 up.

“I couldn’t see them scoring at that point with the way we were pinning them back. But a cheap free-kick was given and we have defended set-plays really well this season, so I was very disappointed to concede one the way we did.

“We then had a great chance in injury time but their keeper has made a great save, so it could have been us leaving the pitch with a win.

“Instead, we conceded a free-kick - which was definitely a foul - and went to sleep again with nobody picking up their man at the back post.

“Two free-kicks have ended up hurting us, but I don’t think even the most-biased Harrogate fan would say they deserved to win the game on the balance of play.”