John Coleman was left ruing a couple of "totally avoidable" goals as his Stanley side were beaten 4-0 at Wrexham. 

Paul Mullin netted a first-half hat trick, with Elliot Lee wrapping up the result on the stroke of half time.

Tommy Leigh and Lewis Shipley missed chances at the other end and the latter was shown a straight red card in stoppage time.

Coleman said: “It was clinical finishing by Paul Mullin, it was the big difference. We gifted them a couple of chances and he’s punished us.

“I’ve got to take my hat off to them, they had the bit between their teeth. They scored the goals at the right time.

“We’ve given them things to cheer about and you’re coming here wanting to stay in the game. The first two goals were totally avoidable, all goals were but the first two hurt and then it’s damage limitation.

“Second half, I thought we rolled our sleeves up and didn’t get humiliated. We could have scored a couple ourselves and then the body blow is getting Lewis Shipley sent off.

“It’s disappointing. I think it could have been sold as a yellow, with a bit of empathy for the game, 92nd minute and being 4-0 down, it’s not going to influence the game being a red."

The result sees Coleman's side slip to 16th in the League Two table. The Reds are back at the Wham Stadium against Bradford next weekend.