Accrington beat Torquay in a match where both sides had men sent off.
Bryan Hughes put the hosts ahead with a shot from 12 yards before the Gulls' Rene Howe was dismissed for a late challenge on defender Dean Winnard.
Jayden Stockley's fine lofted finish made it 2-0 but Stanley, who are now unbeaten in six league games, had Luke Joyce sent off for showing dissent.
Kevin Long converted from Padraig Amond's cross for 3-0 before Chris McPhee's consolation 12-yard strike.
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Torquay manager Martin Ling told BBC Radio Devon:
"We looked second best and the result was a fair result.
"At the end of a really really good run, it was disappointing to lose it in this style.
"It was a little bit slippery under foot, but nothing major that caused us to play as badly as we did."
Accrington Stanley 25 Dunbavin Booked 03 Winnard 12 Murphy 17 Long 06 Procter 11 Joyce Dismissed 14 McIntyre 27 Hughes 07 Lindfield 21 Stockley (Barnett - 84' ) 23 Amond Substitutes 01 Murdoch 02 Coid 20 Bender 08 Barnett 13 Dobie Torquay United 01 Olejnik 03 Nicholson 04 Ellis 05 Robertson 18 Oastler Booked 10 O'Kane 11 Morris (Rowe-Turner - 75' ) 15 Bodin (Atieno - 46' ) 19 Stevens (McPhee - 74' ) 22 Lathrope 09 Howe Dismissed Substitutes 13 Rice 02 Rowe-Turner 20 Aldred 16 McPhee 23 Atieno