Zanzala opens account for season by firing
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
Eric Whalley Stand was opened, Offrande Zanzala’s first goal of the season sealed the points.
The Reds had to wait until three minutes from time for their endeavours to pay off, Zanzala seizing on a Billy Kee pass and firing into the bottom corner of the net to see off third-placed Doncaster.
The Reds had hit the post twice earlier in the game, while Rovers were not without their moments, Stanley goalkeeper Connor Ripley frustrating Grant McCann’s side on a number of occasions.
The result extended Stanley’s unbeaten run to 10 league games and delighted boss Coleman
“It was a great game, a lot of good passing and a lot of good endeavour, honest footballers with no cynicism in the game – the referee didn’t have much to do,” said Coleman.
“They had a good spell, they changed their shape a couple of times basically to try to cope with us. I thought they started the best in the first five minutes, but we weathered that mini storm and came back and created some good chances. We hit the woodwork twice in the first half and were a constant threat, and int he second half we’ve come out like Tazmanian Devils.
“We had to believe it was going to be our day and we kept on kicking at the door and eventually it went in.”
Doncaster created the first opening of the night when League One’s nine-goal top scorer John Marquis tried to pounce on a loose ball in the area
Seamus Conneely was brought down to earn a spot kick