John Coleman said the best team won after Stanley lost at Portsmouth in the Emirates FA Cup.
Adam McGurk scored the only goal in the 21st minute and Marc McNulty also hit the wood work for Pompey as they are in the hat for the third round draw.
"We can have no complaints, the best team won," said Coleman. "They played better than us, they executed their game-plan better than us and they pressed us all over the park.
"We are not going to win the FA Cup and, I know they did years ago, but neither are Portsmouth and their priority like us is to get promoted. That doesn't change with today's results.
"We have got to play them again in January and they will see a different Accrington. We can play better than that, they stopped us and you have got to give them credit.
"It pains me to say it but they were hungrier than us, we seemed flat and you have got to take it on the chin."
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