ACCRINGTON Stanley bowed out of the FA Cup after after losing 1-0 to Derby County in front of a record 5,397 attendance at the Wham Stadium.

John Coleman’s side can hold their heads up high after competing with the Premier League promotion chasers for much of the contest.

Dan Barlaser’s red card in the second half proved the turning point as the Championship side capitalised to score the only goal of the game through Martyn Waghorn.

The fourth round tie started at a furious pace with both sides knocking it around well and not shying away from challenges.

Barlaser was shown the first of his two yellow cards after a lunging challenge on Harry Wilson inside three minutes while the first chance of the half came for the Championship side in the eighth minute.

Left back Scott Malone whipped in a lovely cross with his left foot and Waghorn found himself in space. The striker’s header was down towards the bottom corner but Jonny Maxted dived to palm it away.

Two minutes later and Stanley should have opened the scoring themselves through Seamus Conneely.

Sean McConville swung in a fantastic cross, which was just over the head of Billy Kee, but Conneely volleyed over the bar from five yards.

Derby grew into the game and Mark Hughes made a vital intervention to block Duane Holmes’ shot while Jordan Clark fired wide for Accrington.

The visitors controlled possession for the most part but Coleman’s side looked dangerous on the counter attack.

With five minutes of the half remaining, Holmes drove forward and slipped in Jayden Bogle in the box. The right back went down and wanted a penalty after being stopped by Ross Sykes. The Reds teenager wasn't happy with Bogle's appeal and, after waving away spot kick claims, referee Jon Moss had words with both as he blew to end an entertaining first half.

Derby came flying out of the blocks in the second half.

Scott Malone proved a constant menace down the left side as he drove to the touch line and fired in a low cross which was too far in front of Waghorn.

The Rams were a constant threat all afternoon down the left through Malone and Holmes.

It was Holmes this time who found space and fired a low ball across the area, David Nugent didn’t anticipate it and wasn’t able to make contact.

As the hour mark approached Stanley had their first chance of the second half through Barlaser. He swept a ball out to McConville, who then found the Newcastle loanee in the area but his shot was blocked.

Seconds later, Barlaser was off after he stretched to challenge Nugent and was late on the striker.

Referee Moss had no choice but to brandish a second yellow card.

Stanley continued to fight and Billy Kee almost gave the 10-men the lead on 65 minutes.

Janoi Donacien set up the striker, who curled an effort wide before seeing a header from Callum Johnson's cross drop just past the post.

With 14 minutes to play came the key moment. Clark looked to have been fouled on the edge of the box, Moss gave nothing and Derby surged forward.

Donacien looked to have made a great tackle on Holmes to stop the danger, but Moss blew up for a foul.

From the resultant free kick, there was pinball in the area and Waghorn made no mistake from seven yards out.

Stanley sent for debutant Paul Smyth and he was hauled down by Bogle, who was shown a straight red card.

Coleman's men continued to fight and Kee’s free kick looked to be heading in until Kelle Roos saved brilliantly to ensure cup progress for the Rams.

STANLEY: Maxted, Johnson (82’ Brown), Sykes, Hughes, Richards-Everton, Donacien (82’ Smyth), Clark, Barlaser, Conneely, McConville, Kee

Unused subs: Evtimov, Zanzala, Rodgers, Mangan, Mingoia

DERBY: Roos, Bogle, Keogh, Tomori, Malone, Wilson (72’ Jofefzoon), Evans, Mount (37’ Bennett), Waghorn (89’ Bird), Nugent, Holmes

Unused subs: Mitchell, MacDonald, Mitchell-Lawson, Huddlestone