Stanley boss: Shakers were fresher

29 December 2009 11:52
The Crown Ground passed a pitch inspection on Monday morning and Michael Symes and Sean McConville were on target for Coleman's men, but an Andrew Morrell brace and further goals from Mike Jones and Ryan Lowe sealed victory for the visitors.

Stanley had a tough game at Morecambe at the weekend while Bury's game at home to Bradford was called off due to the adverse weather conditions.

"I don't want to be accused of sour grapes or a moaner as I have no complaints about us getting beat as the game could have gone either way," Coleman said. "They took their chances and we didn't so it's not sour grapes but over the 90 minutes we didn't deserve to win or lose the game.

"But if I had been clever I would have got the game called off. Bury called their game off three days before Boxing Day and they had no intention of playing, and they were fresh and we weren't.

"If we hadn't have needed the money the game would not have been on. We were loose defensively, though, and that's disappointing."

Source: Team_Talk