Stanley boss John Doolan hailed the side's character and intensity after coming from behind to win at Newport.

Bryn Morris opened the scoring from long range, but Alex Henderson headed in Jack Nolan’s cross on 22 minutes and Tommy Leigh netted Stanley’s second goal just 20 seconds after the break.

Joe Pritchard wrapped up the three points with a tap-in, while the hosts saw a goal from substitute Luke Jephcott ruled out for offside late on before Adam Lewis was shown a straight red card in stoppage time for a full-blooded tackle on Dan Martin.

“I thought we started well, even though we gifted them a goal. We got the equaliser, which was a great goal, and then we took control,” said Doolan.

“Tommy Leigh and Shaun Whalley had chances and we could have gone in ahead. Thankfully, we got two good goals after the break and we could have had more goals.

“The lads responded well. We have got some character in this team and the spirit is fantastic.

“I have asked the lads not to come off it and they did not. This is the intensity I want, everyone put a shift in.

“We are not going to come off it - we want to finish the season strong to go into pre-season and next year.”