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Coley: It's just one of those freak occurrences

Stanley's manager discusses the 3-2 defeat at home to Shrewsbury

21 August 2019

Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman admitted that despite the 3-2 defeat to Shrewsbury Town he is still delighted with the way his side played and if they continue to play to like that then the club will finish very high up the table.

Strikes from Colby Bishop and Dion Charles looked to have secured the win for Stanley, but three late Shrewsbury goals snatched the victory away, which Coleman describes as one of those rare occasions in football.

"I'm delighted with the way we played, you can't legislate for what happened, it's three basic individual errors.

"You can't say we've collapsed, it's just one of those freak occurrences.

"Some of the football we played was breathtaking, and the second goal is probably the best goal you'll see all season."

Coleman also added that his side have got to eliminate the individual errors because at this level you will get punished.

"From that position they were gone, but we conspire to give them a goal and then unfortunately we made two basic individual errors and it cost us the game.

"If we play like that from now until the end of the season then we'll finish very high up the table.

"We've got to eliminate the individual errors and that's a harsh reality at this level."

Attention now turns to Saturday's trip to face Fleetwood Town and Coleman knows that his side will have to respond well during that game.

"If you overreact and mediate too much then you'll lose the plot, what you have to do is analyse the mistakes and try and put in place systems for them not to happen.

"I know we were the better team and we could play Shrewsbury another nine times in the next nine days and we'd beat them every time.

"What we've got to do is get it right on the night, we've got a big game on Saturday and we've just got to respond to that."

You can watch John Coleman's full interview below on the club's official YouTube channel - ASFCofficial!


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