Stanley's unbeaten festive run came to an end as they lost their New Year's Day derby at Fleetwood.
The Reds had taken five points from nine over Christmas but a run of four games in 12 days caught up with Stanley on a blustery day on the Fylde coast.
Fleetwood looked fresher after their last match was postponed and the big-spending promotion chasers claimed a sixth-minute opener through Jon Parkin, who scored a hat-trick at the Store First Stadium last season.
David Ball doubled the Cod Army's lead in the 58th minute, only for Kayode Odejayi to pull one back with 10 minutes left.
But there was to be no repeat of Stanley's late heroics at Mansfield as Danny Carr scored in stoppage time to dash the Reds' hopes of doing the double over their Lancashire rivals.
Odejayi was one of two changes after agreeing a new loan deal until the end of the season and within three minutes the striker reminded Stanley fans what he brings to the Reds' attack, outmuscling Antoni Sarcevic to find Michael Richardson, whose curling effort from the edge of the box was deflected inches wide.
Andrew Dawber then had to deny Sarcevic and Parkin in quick succession, while Tom Aldred blocked a close-range shot by Ball.
But Stanley didn't heed the warning as two minutes later, Nathan Pond wasn’t put under any pressure as he lofted the ball towards Parkin from halfway. The bulky striker brushed off Aldred with ease to let the ball drop and volley into the top corner from just inside the box, giving Dawber no chance.
Parkin's presence continued to cause problems for Aldred and fellow centre-half Dean Winnard and although another Parkin shot was deflected goalwards by Ball, it was easy for Dawber.
The Reds began to stem the supply to Parkin while Odejayi was holding the ball up well at the other end, although Stanley were struggling to mount pressure on the home goal.
Nicky Hunt went off injured just after the half-hour mark, forcing Richardson to cover at right-back with Josh Windass coming on in midfield.
And Fleetwood continued to look more threatening, with a Jeff Hughes shot deflected wide while Ball fired just past the far post after cutting in from the left.
Luke Joyce hit a long-range volley wide after the break as the Reds tried to get on top, but they were relieved to see Richardson make a last-ditch challenge after Ball beat the offside trap.
But the hosts went two up moments later as Sarcevic got behind Stanley left-back Michael Liddle to square for Ball to sidefoot home from close range.
Dawber then blocked a Sarcevic shot before Parkin hit a long-range effort just wide following a poor clearance by the young Stanley keeper.
Sarcevic and Hughes fired off target from distance as Fleetwood sought to seal victory but Odejayi headed home from Windass' left-wing free-kick to give the Reds hope.
And although six minutes were indicated for added time, it was Fleetwood who scored at the death as substitute Carr struck on the break.