Bobby Grant admitted his 30 yard wonder goal against Port Vale was the best of his career.
Considering he has scored 18 goals this season - and some spectacular ones in that - that’s a high accolade.
But the downside was that it wasn’t enough to win the out-of form Reds the game and one point out of 21 makes frustrating reading for a side who ran close to the play-offs in mid-March.
But it was a better show from the Reds and, while Grant lit up the Crown Ground with his strike, he hopes he can give the fans something to smile about in the final five games of the campaign.
"That’s the best goal of my career. It was a bit special," said Grant with Vale manager Micky Adams hailing it as "world class."
"If I don’t try my luck I don’t score and that one just went in but I don't know why I was hitting that one from that far out but it flew in the top corner.
"We did shooting in training on Monday and I couldn’t score but that’s flown in and it's a great feeling but the result is disappointing.
"To be honest, we had a great start to the season and the last four or five games have been very disappointing.
"We had high hopes of the play-offs but we have just got to rally and see if we can win our last five games.
"I wish we could sort it out. The gaffer and Jimmy (Bell) have been working really hard and stressing out about what has gone wrong but no one can put their finger on it. It is up to the lads to rally together and get some results for us and the fans."
It was always going to be hard to turn the current form around against promotion chasers Port Vale who had won four of their previous six games and had only lost four matches on their travels all season.
Stanley meanwhile had stopped the rot with their goalless draw at Darlington but had lost the last three at the Crown Ground.
Still it was a set up nicely and, while the pitch made it difficult for both teams to show high quality with their passing, the goals on show were worthy of higher than League Two.
Vale’s was a well-worked opener on 35 minutes with Doug Loft threading through the pacey Craig Davies outside the area.
He still had a lot to do but got the better of Darran Kempson, cut inside and finished superbly into the top of the net giving keeper Ian Dunbavin no chance.
It was a shame for the stopper who had already finger tipped over a Davies effort and dived low to keep out a Loft drive.
And Davies came close to number two on the stroke of half-time when he drew Dunbavin off his line but he chipped just wide of goal.
While Stanley had had their fair share of possession they had rarely tested keeper Chris Martin but whatever Coleman said at the interval certainly had an impact.
However nobody could have predicted Grant’s wonder goal after he picked the ball up 30 yards out after it hit a grounded Vale player and he blasted it into the net, touching his badge as he celebrated in front of the home fans.
It was one to savour from the teenager and it certainly lifted the Reds players who then forced the pace.
And captain Andy Procter should have put Stanley ahead minutes later when he got on the end of Grant’s inch perfect cross but, with only Martin to beat, he headed straight at the keeper who managed to parry the ball away.
Boss Coleman admitted that was the turning point as the Reds were made to pay minutes later.
Whatever Grant could do, Kris Taylor bettered as the Vale defender collected the ball around 40 yards out from a headed clearance.
And he unleashed a cleanly hit shot which had the Vale management up on their feet as it hit the back of the net.
Then both teams cancelled each other out and, despite the improved performance, the result shows another Reds defeat to leave them bottom of the form table.
Coleman admitted: "They had the better of the first half but we dominated the second half and we have had a great strike to put us back level.
"The turning point is Andy Procter's header. If that goes in then we go on and win the game comfortably - that's the frustrating thing.
"It is just our luck, though, that things are going against us at the moment.
"We had a good go though and rolled our sleeves up and that’s all you can ask for.
"We played well and if we play like that between now and the end of the season, I fancy us to win all five games.."