Stanley's defensive malaise goes on after they shipped five at league leaders Chesterfield, but despite a run of five games without a win manager John Coleman has no intention of waving the white flag.
His defence may have surrendered on their first visit to the B2net Stadium but Coleman, who has now seen his side ship 24 goals in eight games, insisted that they would get it right by one means or another.
"Any clean sheet will do at the moment," he admitted, with the last one coming in mid-September.
"I don’t where that’s coming from. One thing we won’t do is chuck the towel in.
"We’ve got a lot of hard work ahead of us now. We worked ever so hard in training on Monday trying to put it right and we’ll continue to do so until we do put it right.
"I know I’m not a quitter and Jimmy (Bell’s) not a quitter. We are stubborn in the fact that we’ll continue to work at something until we get it right and I can assure all our fans that we will get it right."
Coleman made four changes to the team that conceded four at home to Cheltenham, but his altered side were a goal down inside eight minutes.
The prolific Craig Davies raced onto a ball aimed between the Stanley central defenders and slotted it beyond goalkeeper Alex Cisak to give the Spireites the lead.
"We lost the game in the first half again and that’s similar to what we did against Cheltenham," said the frustrated boss.
"We spent an hour working on balls going through the middle of our defence on Monday in training and the first one that goes through the middle of our defence we conceded from."
Despite the early setback the Reds showed spirit to get back into the game when Peter Murphy was fouled in the box by Scott Griffiths and Phil Edwards scored the resulting penalty – his second in two games and fourth spot-kick of the season.
But all that good work was undone in three mad minutes, when first Kevin Long, returning to the starting XI, clattered Jack Lester in the area to give the Spireites a spot-kick of their own, which was scored by Danny Whitaker.
And then Lester himself got the better of Edwards to lash in a third.
The break brought a chance for the Reds to regroup, but after the restart things got worse when Edwards slipped on the saturated pitch, allowing Davies to race through and cross for Whitaker, who tapped in from close range.
Now three goals behind, attack was the only real form of defence and Coleman’s men enjoyed a good spell, with Terry Gornell converting Sean McConville’s cross on the hour to make it 4-2.
"I think we played the better football out of the two sides," reflected Coleman.
"I thought we had the ball for long periods and I thought we pressed well, but until we find a way of keeping the ball out of our goal we’re going to be in big trouble."
And despite Stanley forcing the Spireites back, that trouble arrived again two minutes from the end when Davies beat the offside trap and Cisak to make it five.
The equation, according to the Stanley chief, is dazzlingly simple.
"You’re not going to go to the top of the league and score six are you?" he groaned.
"Until we stop conceding we’re going to get beaten every week because we don’t concede in ones.
"Apart from the Hereford game, we tend to be conceding in threes and fours.
"The rot started against Stockport when we were 2-0 up and conceded two soft goals and we’ve never ever recovered from that. Maybe it’s time to look elsewhere.
"I’ve used pretty much everybody and we’re not looking solid at all. In the first seven games we conceded one.
"How much of that is down to luck I don’t know but, in our next eight games, we’ve conceded 24. You don’t have to be a genius to work it out.
"There’s only so long you can persevere before you change personnel.
"Quite a lot of players have had a chance now and no-one seems to have come up with the formula yet so it’s my job to respond to that, maybe do a bit of wheeling and dealing, move a few on and bring a few in."