Mark Robins left the Wham Stadium ha as his Sky Blue team left Lancashire with all three points following a tight Sky Bet League One affair.
Bright Enobakhare’s solitary goal was enough to see off the hosts as City extended their unbeaten run in the league to five games.
Robins spoke to the club after the game: “It was a really good three points and I thought it was a really good performance with a clean sheet. It shows you the steps forward that we have taken.
He continued: “We played well and we stood up to them. We have come here with a younger team than last year and I am really pleased with the way that they handled things and the way that they handled themselves.
“I think it was really good away performance in difficult conditions on a difficult pitch to play on.”
The Sky Blues began the game at a blistering pace with Tom Bayliss nearly opening the scoring in the first minute, but then had to wait until the hour mark to create another goal-scoring opportunity, which Enobakhare took emphatically.
The Sky Blue manager said: “There were very few goalmouth incidents in the game, but it was difficult trying to get the ball from box to box in these conditions, and with them [Accrington Stanley] working so hard off the ball and we were working hard to try and create openings for ourselves.
“Then there was a spell at the end of the first half and at the beginning of the second half where they were on top because we were not quite at it because we were wasteful with some of our passes – but I am nit-picking there because I thought ultimately it was a terrific performance.”
Enobakhare’s third goal of the season was enough to separate the two teams on the day, and Brandon Mason played a large part in setting the midfielder up: “He has played the ball inside to someone who is just unbelievable.
“He [Bright Enobakhare] skips past three players and then has the calmness of mind to slot it into the bottom corner.
“It was outstanding, absolutely outstanding.”