STANLEY boss John Coleman slammed his side after they fell closer to the relegation zone following a lacklustre defeat at local rivals Rochdale.
The Reds never got out of the starting blocks in what was one of their biggest games of the season and were 3-0 down by half-time - and it could have been a lot worse.
Left winger Adam Rundle stroked the first into an open goal after good build-up from Ben Muirhead on 15 minutes.
One-time Stanley target Glenn Murray had an easy header for No 2 five minutes later and Murray tapped home from four yards out to make it three on 32 minutes as Stanley's defence went AWOL.
Stanley keeper Premyslaw Kazimierczak saved a Murray penalty as it could have been four by half time.
Paul Mullin got one back after the break but Rochdale extended their lead with a Adam Le Fondre spot kick. And Andy Mangan gave the score some respectability at the death but Coleman was furious.
"I am devastated. I have never seen us play that badly in the first half in the eight years I have been here and my 10 years as manager - a team like mine hasn't played like that.
"We looked like we had no idea about football or defending. It was shambolic."
Full report in this week's Observer