STANLEY boss John Coleman admitted he was "annoyed" as his side fell apart in the second half in Sunday's local derby with Rochdale.
The Reds were leading 1-0 after Shaun Whalley's superb solo strike in the 32nd minute and there could have been more with birthday boy Paul Mullin coming close on a number of occasions.
But then, on the stroke of half-time, Jay Harris was judged to have clipped Gary Jones' legs in the penalty area.
Adam Le Fondre fired home the spot kick and then, in the second half, Dale took charge.
Jones, who broke Rochdale's record number of appearances with 346 on Sunday, then put the home side ahead after a superb run by ex-Morecambe livewire Dave Perkins.
Le Fondre added a third on 65 minutes and then completed his hat-trick on 83 minutes as Stanley were caught out repeatedly - and it could have been worse.
"We could have been 3-0 up at half time but we go in level and give people specific jobs to do and they don't do them," slammed Coleman.
"I am annoyed as we have capitulated in the second half. It was a debatable penalty and they came out in the second half with their tails up and were worthy winners.
"It is not good enough. Our defence is a massive problem and, until we sort it out, we aren't going to go anywhere."