ACCRINGTON Stanley manager John Coleman thought his side was 'outstanding' in their goalless draw at home to Bristol Rovers.

The Stanley manager was pleased with the clean sheet and stated they were a goal away from making it a memorable day.

Coleman was happy with the effort his team put in and insists they won't have any problems should they perform like that every week.

"I thought we were absolutely outstanding second half, the first half we started brightly and then he got a bit sloppy when we gave the ball away.

"They countered on us a couple of times and I think they had a shot which was blocked.

"They had a free header from a corner, which should have been a foul for us – their lad’s just grabbed hold of one of our players so that would have been very unfortunate if they’d have scored.

"The second half against the wind, they haven’t laid a glove on us apart from the free kick at the end.

"I don’t think it would have been unjust had that gone in, it would have been daylight robbery if they’d have won the game from that," added Coleman.

Coley was pleased the Reds kept a clean sheet, but pointed out his side deserved the three points.

"It’s fantastic to keep a clean sheet, it’s just a pity we couldn’t put one in the other end to seal what would’ve been a memorable day.

"With the effort we put in, we deserved the three points today. No one left an ounce on the pitch," Coleman said.

The Reds manager thought the visitors came to the Wham Stadium with a game plan.

"They had a game plan – they’ve come for a draw; a win would’ve been a bonus for them. They’ve got what they came for and they’ve been very fortunate to do that.

The 56-year-old was pleased with the effort he saw from his players.

"If we play like that between now and the end of the season, then we won’t have any problems. I thought every player was outstanding.

"We gave our all – we showed a great desire and a great determination. We ran all over them in the second half – we were fitter, we were stronger, and we were technically better than them.

"We passed the ball really well and created some great chances. Unfortunately, we just didn’t do enough to win it," highlighted Coleman.