Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman happy to avoid fine

John Coleman
Coleman is working with one of the smallest budget in the Football League

Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman says he is relieved the club managed to avoid collecting six yellow cards and a £2,000 fine from the Football Association during Saturday's game.

Five Stanley players were booked during their 1-1 draw at Oxford.

"We had four players booked in the first half, then once the fifth got booked we've got 25 minutes to avoid a £fine," he told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"That's the biggest achievement for me."

Stanley are 19th in League Two and still awaiting their first away win since February but escaping without an FA punishment pleased Coleman the most.

"A £2,000 fine might seem like chicken feed to some people. But when you've only got a wage bill of £10,000 a week, a £2,000 fine is crippling," added Coleman.