Accrington manager John Coleman cut a frustrated figure after seeing his side draw 1-1 draw at Macclesfield.

Substitute Jayden Stockley had only been on the pitch 11 minutes before he equalised late on to snatch a share of the spoils for the visitors, although the result still leaves Stanley without an away win since mid-February.

Coleman said: "I thought we had the lion's share of the game without overly troubling their keeper and it was disappointing we got done by a set-piece."

He added: "I said before the game you would get rich by backing us to draw 1-1. It's a scoreline we are getting all the time. Normally it's not such a bad thing getting a 1-1 draw away, but you've got to win at home and that puts pressure on the Dagenham game next weekend.''

Macc took the lead in the 20th minute when centre-back Shaun Brisley powered forward to head home a Sam Wedgbury corner. But the hosts failed to connect up front and squandered a succession of attacking opportunities when the final pass really mattered.

And they were made to pay the price when Brisley was still suffering from a knock to the head. Unmarked sub Stockley controlled the ball neatly with his back to goal before shooting on the turn into the far corner from 10 yards.

Macc boss Gary Simpson said: "Shaun Brisley said he was okay to go on, but we got Paul Morgan ready on the bench. As it went on it became more apparent that he would need to come off. It's unfortunate but that's life and you've just got to get on with it.''

Simpson added: "We were a bit disappointing up front and in midfield, I thought we were miles off it and needed to up the tempo. You`ve got to earn the right to play and work hard and we didn't work hard enough especially in first half. Though we went in 1-0 up, I was not happy with how it had gone.

"In the second half we looked like a side who had had a telling off, but at 1-0 up it only takes one to drop to them and that's what happened. But who knows what this point might mean at the end of the season.''

Simpson concluded: "You could say it was a bad day at office. One or two had a bad day but I've just pointed out that at the end of the day you`ve always got to play to the maximum. We`ve got a strong squad now and there is always going to be someone looking over your shoulder.''