JOHN Coleman was fuming after Stanley suffered their second straight defeat at Stevenage on Saturday.
The Reds' manager was keen to get one over Boro boss Graham Westley after they beat Stanley in the 2011 play-offs.
Coleman felt the Boro side had nothing on that which went on to beat Torquay in the play-off final and spent three years in League One.
But Stevenage struck early in each half to maintain their excellent home record against the Reds. In six visits to Broadhall Way, Stanley have now lost five and drawn one.
"No disrespect to Stevenage, but if there was ever a day you were going to beat them, it would've been today," said Coleman.
"They are a shadow of themselves and we still let them win with the same old tactics. We've got no-one to blame but ourselves.
"The first goal was a car crash. To concede a corner from the kick-off like we did is nothing short of ludicrous, you wouldn't see it in Sunday morning Under-9s.
"But then to concede the goal from the corner like we did, you wouldn't see that in Under-6s.”
With keeper Aaron Chapman out injured, Jesse Joronen arrived on a month's loan from Fulham on Friday. But the one-cap Finland international was caught cold as Boro took the lead after just 55 minutes.
The hosts kept possession from the kick-off and played it down the right, forcing Rob Atkinson to concede a corner. Joronen came for the corner but didn't get it as Dean Parrett's delivery sailed over his outstretched hand on the six-yard box.
Dean Wells headed it back across goal and although there were two Stanley players on the line, Chris Whelpdale bundled it in.
Tom Aldred then had to clear a Chris Beardsley cross into the danger zone but Stanley managed to draw level with their first attack in the 19th minute.
John O'Sullivan intercepted a Stevenage pass towards their left wing and despite cries of 'handball' from the home crowd, the Blackburn loanee advanced up the Stanley right.
O'Sullivan then cut inside his man and played a cross-field ball to Molyneux, who worked himself half a yard before unleashing a low strike from the corner of the box which went just inside the far post.
The Reds looked the most likely scorer for the rest of the half, with Molyneux having another shot blocked while defender Jon Ashton made a last-ditch tackle to deny Sean Maguire.
Stanley then had a chance right at the start of the second half as O'Sullivan played it back for Nicky Hunt and although Atkinson headed his cross goalwards, it didn't have enough power on it to beat home keeper Chris Day.
And Boro regained the lead after a well-worked goal by Charlie Lee in the 48th minute. Stanley had two chances to clear but didn't do enough on each occasion, allowing Stevenage to keep the pressure on.
Right-back Ron Henry then played the ball into Lee, who played a one-two with Beardsley on the edge of the box. Atkinson didn't follow Lee's run and the striker hit it first time with the outside of his right foot, bending it past Joronen and just inside the post.
Lee might have added another shortly after as he headed over from a free-kick by substitute Jack Jebb.
Although Molyneux fired wide from distance, Boro continued to make the better chances as they looked for a clinching goal. Beardsley fired over from Henry's knock-down while Cameron Lancaster and Darius Charles were off target.
And the nearest Stanley went to claiming a late equaliser was when Hunt fired wide.
“We've got to be better on the ball and we have to defend better,” Coleman added. “We got ourselves into the game, and at 1-1 it looked like there was only going to be one winner.
“We had them all at sea for 10 minutes after we scored then we went into our shell again. To be honest we let them bully us. We knew they'd be stronger than us but that shouldn't mean they can work harder than us.”
STANLEY: Joronen, Hunt, Aldred, Atkinson, Winnard, O'Sullivan, Joyce, Procter, Molyneux (Barry 85), Gray (Carver 80), Maguire (McCartan 64). Subs: Carver, Hatfield, Mingoia, Simpson. Attendance: 2,398 (away 60).