Stanley manager James Beattie was full of praise for his side as they picked up a 1-0 win at Torquay United.

Kal Naismith’s ninth goal of the season sealed all three points for the Reds and moved them eight points clear of the relegation zone.

“I’m delighted for the boys; they put a tremendous shift in today. I’m really proud of them,” he beamed.

“The lads have got another clean sheet which they’re all happy about in the changing room and Kal’s come on at the end with fresh legs having had a week or so off and he’s shown a touch of class to break the deadlock.”

It was a sixth away success of the season for Stanley and the manager is pleased with his side’s application on the road.

“Our away form is quite good at the moment and it’s just down to the lads doing things right,” he said. “I’d have still had huge amounts of praise for them if it had finished 0-0.

“You come to an away ground and try to get off to a good start and get a foothold in the game. You feel yourself grow into the game and I think that’s what we did today.

“I knew that we were playing against the wind in the first half and I thought that if we could get into half-time at 0-0 then we’d have a very good chance of picking something up in the second half.”