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Coley: "disappointed we didn't win"

5 May 2019

John Coleman was left with mixed emotions as Stanley left Fratton Park with a point after a 1-1 draw with Portsmouth.

The Reds had led through Sean McConville only to be pegged back by a goal from Ben Close.

It was a performance that pleased the manager but a result that left him less content.

"I'll be honest - I'm disappointed we didn't win the game," he said. "We got ourselves into the lead and it was thoroughly deserved and we could have gone further ahead. Our keeper hasn't made too many saves although they've hit the post with a screamer and the goal is disappointing. We've just lost runners in midfield and it's a good finish by the lad to be fair but we felt we could have stopped that.

"We had defended well and made some good chances. On another day we might have had a couple of penalties as well.

"Not many teams will come here and do what we did today which was dominate the game for long periods and make a lot of chances. We've got to be pleased with the performance but I always want to win games."

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