Stanley’s players got what they deserved, in the eyes of boss John Coleman, after an impressive 2-1 win at play-off chasing Doncaster.

Goals from Sean McConville and Paul Smyth put the Reds ahead before the hosts grabbed a consolation in injury time.

The three points moves Stanley to the verge of League One safety ahead of this weekend's visit of Plymouth.

Ten man Stanley were beaten 3-0 by Luton on Saturday, but responded in the best possible way at the Keepmoat Stadium.

And Coleman said: “I’m pleased for the players and for the effort they put in.

“They were hurting after Friday. We beat ourselves against Luton, they didn’t beat us. We lost the game because of our poor play but the lads accepted that and took responsibility.

“I thought we played some great football in the first half, countered really well, scored two great goals and could have had more.

“We missed a couple of good chances, hit the post at the end and possibly could have had a penalty, and then they came on strong which you expect because they are a good side.

“They are in the play-offs for a reason. They are a very good, attacking side.

“We knew how good (former loanee) Mallik (Wilks) was last year and he’s developed in to an absolutely superb player and he was a handful and keeping him quiet all night was a success in its own right.

“We were a little bit unfortunate with the free kick that got deflected in to the top corner, because our keeper hasn’t made too many saves, but the players got what they deserved.”

Coleman felt his players delivered when it mattered most, with the win moving them to 14th, five points above the relegation zone.

He added: “When the pressure mounts you can’t describe how you tense up and how you don’t want to be the one to make an error so you drop off and you let them have too much of the ball which were possibly guilty of in the last 20 minutes.”

And the boss said it wasn't a night for picking out individuals, insisting: “I thought everyone was fantastic.

“They all put a real shift in, worked ever so hard, got it right defensively and we limited them to very few chances.

“The clear-cut chances were made by us.”