Stanley should have gone on to win after comeback says Coleman

MK Dons 3-2 Accrington Stanley

Sunday, 14th March 2021, 6:00 am
Accrington equalised within seven minutes of Dons going 2-0 up

Dons' late winner was a 'body blow' for Accrington boss John Coleman, who felt his side should have won the game instead.

Cameron Jerome netted goals early in both halves to give the home side a 2-0 lead before Dion Charles and an Andrew Surman own goal drew the visitors level with half an hour to play.

Matt O'Riley headed home deep into stoppage time to secure the points for Russell Martin's side, but Coleman felt for the final 30 minutes it was his side who should have gone on to win the game.

"I don't think for one second we deserved to lose that game," he said. "They didn't score because of good passing, but because of a horrendous error from ourselves. But they did pass well, and they created a couple of chances in that spell. We changed our shape and then we looked comfortable.

"The second one is a really poor one to concede but we wrestled our way back into the game and from there it only looked like one winner. We were the aggressors, Toby (Savin) hasn't made a save.

"But deep into stoppage time, they get a free kick which we don't think is offside, the go up the other end of the pitch and put the ball into the box. We should deal with that better.

"It's a body blow for how hard they worked. They're a good side, MK Dons, but we matched them with our style and we could get on top of them. We took the ball off them a lot of times, we just didn't have that finishing touch."

"We could have won this game without playing any different, or with the rub of the green."