Coleman stands by Stanley style
‘We believe our style of football will see us win more than we won’t’
STANLEY manager John Coleman is adamant that his team’s style of football will do them more good than harm this season.
The Reds came up short on Tuesday, suffering a 2-1 defeat against Grimsby Town at the Wham Stadium.
Stanley operated their usual passing style in the match, while Grimsby opted for a more direct approach, with their winner coming after a long ball forward.
While Accrington may have lost on that occasion, Coleman insists that their tactics will pay off in the long run.
“We’ve come up against a big physical side and they won’t be the only team like that in League Two, but we play football, and we believe our style of football will see us win more than we won’t,” he said.
“That’s not to say other methods are right or wrong. Grimsby won the game so it’s paid off for them, but we won’t play long ball.
“We conceded a calamitous goal for their winner. It came from a long ball which was that their whole game was based on, and we were disappointed with how it went in.
“Games are won and lost on goals though and we’ve got to be more dynamic with our play. There is a fine line between winning and losing, and I don’t think either side could have complained to win, lose or draw on Tuesday.
“I don’t think either team did enough to win it, but it was always the case of who took their chances and had that bit of luck.
“We weren’t at our best and we’re not going to try and disguise that, but goals definitely change games and in our case, we didn’t take our chances, so fair play to Grimsby.”
Stanley have dropped to third place in the League Two table after the defeat, six points off leaders Exeter City.
Coleman’s men will now look to return to winning ways when they head to strugglers Chesterfield on Saturday.
The Spireites have found things tough so far this season, sitting in 21st place, just one point above the relegation zone.
Their last match ended in a 1-1 draw with Colchester United, with Brandon Hanlan’s late goal for the home side cancelling out Louis Reed’s opener for Chesterfield.
Reds manager John Coleman says his tactics will reap rewards