JOHN Coleman might be volunteering for dog walking duties again - but only just.
The Stanley boss joked last week about no one letting him take a dog out because he can't hold onto a lead after his side threw away a 1-0 advantage against Exeter and lost and led 2-0 at Scarborough with it ending 2-2.
And he was almost tied up in knots again against Woking as his side don't make anything easy for him and almost let another two-goal lead slip.
"It is heart-breaking," said the boss after the Cards 89th minute goal from Mark Rawle piled the pressure on in three nervy minutes of injury time in a game the Reds were coasting.
"At 2-0 up we just needed to see the game out but we don't make life easy for ourselves. We just put ourselves into so many ridiculous situations time and time again.
"To give away a goal like that is a disgrace and then they win a corner near the end and there is a header over the bar and we are panicking. It would be nice to relax a bit."
But there was no relaxing for the Reds boss despite Stanley's superiority and Glenn Cockerill's side being reduced to 10 men on the hour when winger Lloyd Blackman was sent off for a second bookable offence.
"We should kill games off like that," blasted the Reds chief, whose side hadn't won in their previous three games and last had a 2-0 win at Canvey Island in March.
"We had them on the rack and we should pass better and be more clinical around the box.
"And the last ball into the box wasn't quite good enough."
Coleman switched things around after the Boro draw although he coulnd't show off his new Benin international midfielder Romuald Boco, as the clearance from the French FA hadn't come through.
Centre half Robbie Williams returned to the starting line-up ahead of Michael Welch while Steve Jagielka came in for Andy Procter on the right wing.
And Woking keeper Shwan Dalal had to be alert in the first three minutes to keep out Jagielka and Ian Craney.
Midfielder Craney is desperate to get off the mark for the season and he came close again on 16 minutes after Jagielka found him on the edge of the area. The midfielder volleyed goalwards and Dalal pulled off a wonder save to keep it goalless.
But it didn't last long as Gary Roberts found left back Leam Richardson and he, playing one of his best games for the Reds, charged down the wing to the by-line and did well to get a cross in.
It came to David Brown at the near post and he blasted the ball home for the striker's second goal of the season.
Stanley could have added to their score as Roberts caused problems and one of his corners was inches off curling straight into the net.
And Brown could have had a second when he headed a perfect Jagielka cross over while the striker was then valuable at the other end, his header preventing Blackman getting on the end of a Steve Evans cross.
Woking, though, who are struggling in the league but had strengthened their back line with the loan additions of Stuart Nethercott and Luke Oliver, were restricted to distance shots which didn't trouble Darren Randolph.
Their best early effort was a 20 yard free kick from their captain Ian Selley but that dipped over the bar and Randolph had it covered anyway.
Then the game swung firmly in the Reds favour when Richardson charged down the wing.
Blackman ran after him and tried to drag the defender back with his shirt. Blackman had already been booked early in the first half and the referee immediately got out a second yellow - and a red - and off the winger walked.
And Woking were punished further when Craney's curling free kick from a tight angle skimmed off the heads of Craig MacAllister and Paul Mullin with Stanley striker Mullin claiming he did enough to turn it into the net - although Craney believed it was his.
It didn't matter as, at 2-0 up against 10 men, Stanley should have sat back and enjoyed the rest of the game.
But they never make life easy and the introduction of two new strikers for Woking gave them a new lease of life.
Steve Ferguson was a danger and he broke through on 86 minutes and forced the first real save out of Randolph with a fierce strike which the keeper turned out for a corner.
But he could do nothing two minutes later when, after a Stanley corner, Dalal pumped the ball upfield and Rawle - who scored the winner against Stanley at Tamworth last season - shook off his defender and finished well beyond Randolph.
And then they forced a free kick and a corner to keep the nerves jangling.
Instead, though, it was almost last word to Stanley with new boy Paul Brown trying to make an instant impact with a late volley which Dalal got to but this didn't hide the disappointment for Coleman.
He knows his backline have made mistakes of late but leapt to defence of Robbie Williams, who was at fault for Exeter's two goals the week before.
"It was a bad goal to give away and Rocky (Williams) did go up for a corner at 2-0 which he didn't need to as we just needed to see the game out.
"Flynny has been outmuscled for the goal and our fans, at the moment, are knocking Rocky and will blame him for that goal.
"The only thing I would blame Rocky for is going up for a corner which he didn't have to but at the moment they are knocking Rocky so let them get on with it.
"For me, Rocky was oustanding and there was just one lapse at the back. Apart from that, he hasn't given their centre forward a kick."
And the Reds chief was also pleased with the performances of a few of his other players.
"Ian Craney had a number of long range shots and, on another day, could have got two or three while David Brown's goal was a great finish and it is good for him as it will boost his confidence. He adds a different dimension to our side.
"But our problem is, when we go in front, we panic and we have got to remember that we are a good side and believe in ourselves.
"Teams are coming here and we put them under so much pressure and that alone would beat them but we have got to believe in ourselves a little more."