Louis Briscoe netted a hat-trick as Mansfield thrashed Barrow to go third.
Briscoe tapped in his first and rifled in a second with a first-time shot, Matt Green missed a penalty in between.
Anthony Howell met Exodus Geohaghon's throw, Lindon Meikle fired into the bottom right-hand corner and Barrow lost keeper Shaun Pearson to injury.
Marin Riley's header set up Green, Briscoe completed his treble with a 25-yard volley and sub Matt Rhead's deflected shot completed the rout.
VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:
"We worked extremely hard. We said before the game that it wasn't going to be easy. Barrow are a good side, they're still in there for a play-off place.
"To win the game was excellent but to win it how we did - by scoring seven goals - was unbelievable, the lads worked extremely hard.
"I think the whole team looked hungry. I think at this stage of the season that hunger will be a massive ingredient for us."
Barrow manager Dave Bayliss told BBC Radio Cumbria:
"I'm a very honest person and I'm glad it was only seven.
"They've out-battled us in every department, out-passed us, out-ran us, out-fought us.
"I want to make them sit through that DVD tomorrow morning, like they made us sit through that game today.
"It is the worst game I've ever been involved in."