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Scarborough 2 Accrington Stanley 1

REDS boss John Coleman was fuming after Stanley threw away three points against Scarborough.

REDS boss John Coleman was fuming after Stanley threw away three points against Scarborough.

The Reds were dominant in the first half and Accrington should have led by two or three goals by half-time. Instead they only had one when Andy Gouck headed home a Rory Prendergast corner on 26 minutes.

Ged Brannan had a chance which was saved, Steve Halford headed over and Paul Mullin wasted a great opportunity when he skied a Prendergast cross with only the keeper to beat.

But then it all went pear-shaped as Tony Hackworth slammed the ball home from the edge of the area on 61 minutes.

There were chances at either end until injury time when the lively Clint Marcelle found sub Keith Gilroy at the edge of the area and he blasted home the winner.

"It was the same old story - we can't kill teams off," fumed Coleman. "You should think I would be used to it by now but I am fed up to the back teeth.

"It is not good enough for me, the club or the fans. We are a miles better side than Scarborough but we keep squandering chances.

"We haven't go enough winners in the team with a winning mentality. We were lazy late on and if you don't dismiss teams and leave them chances then you lose. It is not the first time and, I think with this personnel, it won't be the last time it happens so things will have to change.

"And I will make it my business to change things in the summer. There will be a few going - who have had too many chances - I can't live week in week out with things like this happening for my own sanity."