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John Coleman all smiles after Accrington Stanley win at Southend United

16 February 2015

Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman was a happy man after his side secured a 2-1 victory at Southend United.

Stanley ended a run of five successive defeats with a midweek win against Oxford. And Coleman was delighted to follow that up with another three points at Roots Hall as second-half strikes from Piero Mingoia and Terry Gornell kept the Accrington manager in a buoyant mood.

"I'm obviously very happy to have come here and got the result," said the Accrington boss, who saw his side concede when substitute Barry Corr pulled one back.

"Although it's never nice to concede, I'm also pleased we were able to hang on to the lead and it's a good thing to have come through that.

"We've dealt well with the pressure Southend put us under and made it two wins in a row.

"When the results weren't going our way before that you can either beat yourself up or you can try and do something about it.

"We had five consecutive defeats but we had some good performances in there.

"It wasn't all doom and gloom and we knew the results would turn, which they have now."

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