Matt Harrold bagged a brace as Bristol Rovers swept aside Accrington.

Harrold headed the hosts in front and doubled the advantage with a penalty after Mustapha Carayol was brought down by Peter Murphy.

Andy Dorman fired home a stunning volley from Harrold's cross, before Kevin McIntyre's corner deceived home keeper Scott Bevan to make it 3-1.

Matt Lund volleyed in to end any Stanley hopes of a comeback, and then added the fifth with a low drive.

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Accrington manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"Bristol Rovers scored a couple of really good goals and, although we huffed and puffed, we were never in the game.

"Our supporters were fantastic today, they made a great effort to come down and we're very disappointed for them.

"Players are what make managers good. Last week I was a good manager because we got a great result against Shrewsbury.

"Now I'm a bad manager and what's changed? The mentality of the players."

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