John Coleman was upset by the early goal  – but felt his team were good value for at least a point at Stevenage in the 1-1 draw.

Armand Gnanduillet scored with just 45 seconds on the clock for Teddy Sheringham’s men before a Billy Kee penalty six minutes from time rescued a point.

Both sides had chances to win it but the point keeps Stanley firmly in the play-off picture.

“I am disappointed with the way we started,” said Coleman. “It  had a big impact on the game and it meant we had to change our game-plan.

“We wanted to start  on the front foot and take the game to them but it gave Stevenage the boost. It was frustrating especially as it was our kick off.

“They were the better team in the first half and we were sloppy and only played sporadically but we still had  a couple of good chances including a Josh Windass sitter and had a goal ruled out for offside.

“They had a couple of chances and then they had a great chance just after the break but after that they didn’t really trouble us.

“We changed the formation and there was only going to be one outcome – it was a case of if we got one, could we get another?

“I was pleased with the way we rolled our sleeves up and never felt sorry for ourselves and there was a 20 minute spell in the second half where we battered them.

“The ironic thing is, when we scored, it jolted Stevenage back into life. They are a good side and not many teams will come here and take something so we have got to be happy we didn’t get beat.”