STANLEY boss John Coleman felt his side were hard done by following Colby Bishop’s red card in their 5-1 defeat at Port Vale in the FA Cup first round proper.

Bishop was given his marching orders with 20 minutes to go following an off-the-ball incident.

James Wilson scored a hat trick for Vale, with Lewis Cass and George Lloyd also on target.

Ethan Hamilton’s goal was the only positive for the Reds, who miss out on a place in the second round.

And Coleman insists Bishop’s red card was the turning point in the game.

“If you’d have said to me after half an hour we were going to lose that game 5-1 I wouldn’t have believed you, things like that happen in football though,” said the Stanley boss.

“They got their tails up and a lot of things went in their favour today.

“The game hinged on their player kicking our player, our player pushing him off and the linesman choosing to only see one thing.

“At 1-0 we were very much in the game, we had more possession in the first half but if you don’t take your chances and you go to sleep and gift them a goal you’re chasing the game.”

Coleman’s men are back in action on Tuesday night when they head to Fleetwood Town in the Papa John’s Trophy (KO 7:45pm).