LEE McEvilly was the hat-trick hero as Accrington Stanley moved to third in the Nationwide Conference.
Stanley capitalised on the fact the other sides were involved in the FA Cup to seal a crucial three points in emphatic style.
In truth, the Reds were always in control after Steve Flitcroft caught the keeper off his line on two minutes. The winger then turned provider, lining up former Rochdale hitman McEvilly for his first and Stanley's second before the break, hitting the ball low into the net.
It was deja vu after the interval as Flitcroft once more set up McEvilly but this time he belted the ball into the top corner to make it 3-0.
Ged Brannan scored a stunning 30 yard wonder goal before McEvilly completed his hat-trick on 80 minutes.
"It is a relief to win," said boss John Coleman, as his side chalked up their first victory in six games. "We do feel that on our day we can beat anyone in the Conference and we played well. In the last 10 minutes, when the win was safe, we played some wonderful football.
"I said to Lee before the game that I thought he would score goals - he took them all well and Ged worked hard and scored a wonder goal."