The Cherries extended their stay at the top of the League Two table thanks to a Danny Hollands header after 76 minutes.
Bournemouth finish the month with home games against struggling Grimsby and Rochdale, and Howe said: "We were delighted to come to a tough place like this and leave with three points.
"It will stand us in good stead because we have two home games coming now and it will be good to get back home - we seem to have been on the road a lot over the last few weeks."
Stanley's Michael Symes was booked for a foul on Warren Cummings, an incident that saw home manager John Coleman sent to the stands for his protests. But Howe felt Coleman could have no argument, he added: "I saw it as a late tackle, I heard the contact myself so there was definitely a connection, and as for the reaction, I'm not sure it kicked off like it did.
"You've got to keep a cool head in those situations, you don't want your players to get a silly red card."