Returning Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman made it three wins from three as his team triumphed 1-0 at Mansfield Town.Returning Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman made it three wins from three as his team triumphed 1-0 at Mansfield Town.
That made it five wins from six for resurgent Stanley, thanks to a 10th-minute penalty from skipper Luke Joyce against a Stags side who had skipper Adam Murray red-carded near the end.
"That's back-to-back away wins and I can't remember the last time I experienced that," smiled Coleman.
"I am delighted with the players and the effort they put into that. There was a swagger about us and a belief.
"Give Mansfield their due, they reacted to that and made it more of a game for the last hour.
"We rode our luck at times towards the end which is still something to work on. We are a work in progress and we have to learn from this experience.
"Mansfield are a very good side who had won four of their five home games, so to come here and win is a great achievement.
"I thought our back four and keeper were superb. There is an old saying that one-nils win leagues and we have a great bunch with a great spirit and great characters. But we also have a work ethic.
"We are in the top half now, but we won't get carried away as we are not yet a quarter through the season and there is a lot of football still to be played. All we've got to do is give ourselves a fighting chance to be competing in the top half."