ACCRINGTON Stanley recorded their biggest home win in the Football League with an emphatic 7-1 victory over fellow strugglers Bolton Wanderers in League One.

Bolton took the lead through Daryl Murphy inside four minutes, but then Josh Earl saw red and Colby Bishop's penalty started the goalscoring exploits.

Bishop added to his tally before Sean McCoville grabbed a double, Dion Charles made it five and Offrande Zanzala got in on the act with a couple of his own.

Key man Murphy took just four minutes to make his mark and give Bolton the lead at the Wham Stadium.

The corner wasn’t cleared and a cross came back into the area – Murphy controlled it at the far post and put it beyond Dimitar Evtimov.

Minutes later, Bishop should’ve levelled for Stanley as he put his free header from Jordan Clark’s cross wide of the target.

Bolton were down to 10 men after 13 minutes as Josh Earl was shown a red card for bringing down Charles in the box.

Up stepped Bishop to smash it straight down the middle to level for Stanley.

Stanley almost took the lead moments later after Ross Sykes headed against the post from McConville’s delivery.

Just inside the half hour mark, Bishop grabbed his second of the game and put Stanley in the lead.

Seamus Conneely’s dinked cross was met by Bishop’s head as he steered it into the top corner.

McConville made it 3-1 before half-time as he slotted home his first of the season from Charles’ cross into the box.

McConville doubled his tally for the afternoon after he tapped in Clark’s cross across goal to tap in from a yard out.

As expected, Stanley controlled the play in the second half against the 10-men of Bolton.

Charles got in on the goalscoring action with 15 minutes to play as he put his side 5-1 up with a neat finish inside the box.

The goalscoring wasn't finished for Stanley as substitute Zanzala after some brilliant work from Charles inside the box made it easy for his strike partner to add to the score line.

As the game was coming to a close, Zanzala tapped in from close range to make it seven in what was a brilliant afternoon for the Reds.

Stanley XI: Evtimov, Rodgers, Hughes, Sykes, Maguire, Clark, Finley, Conneely, McConville, Bishop, Charles

Subs: Savin, Edwards, Sherif, Zanzala, Pritchard, Barclay, Diallo

Bolton XI: Matthews, Emmanuel, Lowe, Wright, Murphy, Murphy, O'Grady, Chicksen, Verlinden, Bridcutt, Earl

Subs: Alexander, Politic, Dodoo, Darcy, Zouma, Senior, Graham