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Stockport County 5-1 FC Halifax Town

Elliot Osborne scored a hat-trick and provided an assist as Stockport moved into the National League play-off places after a 5-1 win over Halifax.

Stockport almost grabbed the lead straight from the kick-off when Osborne surged into the area but crashed his effort off the post.

But County got their reward for a bright start as Festus Arthur fired them in front after 24 minutes, heading in Osborne's corner.

Osborne was a constant threat for the hosts and doubled their lead just before the break. The midfielder gathered the ball in the area before spinning and firing into the bottom corner.

And the 23-year-old grabbed his second goal of the game to make it 3-0 in the 52nd minute as he burst into the box and squeezed his effort under Sam Johnson and into the far corner.

County's fourth came from another corner, whipped in by Tom Walker with the ball somehow making its way over the line.

Liam McAlinden hit straight back to deny Stockport a clean sheet as his shot went in off the post. but Osborne restored the lead when he completed his hat-trick with a deflected effort after 73 minutes.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Stockport

  • 1Hinchliffe
  • 2Minihan
  • 5Palmer
  • 7Thomas
  • 22Garratt
  • 4Turnbull
  • 6Keane
  • 18Arthur
  • 16BellSubstituted forMulhernat 67'minutes
  • 10OsborneSubstituted forCowanat 82'minutes
  • 26WalkerSubstituted forWalkerat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Cowan
  • 8Walker
  • 9Mulhern
  • 11Leesley
  • 13Ormson

Halifax

  • 1Johnson
  • 31Maher
  • 14Staunton
  • 7Allen
  • 2Duckworth
  • 6NolanSubstituted forWilliamsat 63'minutes
  • 22Cooper
  • 5Brown
  • 11Sho-SilvaSubstituted forMcCoulskyat 72'minutes
  • 10KingSubstituted forRedshawat 55'minutes
  • 15McAlinden

Substitutes

  • 12Appleyard
  • 17MacDonald
  • 21Williams
  • 23Redshaw
  • 40McCoulsky
Referee:
Daniel Middleton
Attendance:
5,536

Live Text

Match ends, Stockport County 5, FC Halifax Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stockport County 5, FC Halifax Town 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Stockport County. Dan Cowan replaces Elliot Osborne.

Substitution

Substitution, Stockport County. Sam Walker replaces Tom Walker.

Goal!

Goal! Stockport County 5, FC Halifax Town 1. Elliot Osborne (Stockport County).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Shawn McCoulsky replaces Tobi Sho-Silva.

Substitution

Substitution, Stockport County. Frank Mulhern replaces Nyal Bell.

Goal!

Goal! Stockport County 4, FC Halifax Town 1. Liam McAlinden (FC Halifax Town).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Danny Williams replaces Liam Nolan.

Goal!

Own Goal by Matty Brown, FC Halifax Town. Stockport County 4, FC Halifax Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jack Redshaw replaces Cameron King.

Goal!

Goal! Stockport County 3, FC Halifax Town 0. Elliot Osborne (Stockport County).

Second Half

Second Half begins Stockport County 2, FC Halifax Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Stockport County 2, FC Halifax Town 0.

Goal!

Goal! Stockport County 2, FC Halifax Town 0. Elliot Osborne (Stockport County).

Goal!

Goal! Stockport County 1, FC Halifax Town 0. Festus Arthur (Stockport County).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barrow25153747281948
2Yeovil27146750331748
3Bromley2712874537844
4Harrogate2712784337643
5Solihull Moors25125839271241
6Woking2611873733441
7Stockport27125104142-141
8Boreham Wood2611783829940
9Notts County26109743301339
10Halifax26115103539-438
11Barnet2510784034637
12Dover2510693333036
13Eastleigh259973334-136
14Hartlepool269893938135
15Torquay27104134552-734
16Sutton United2789103132-133
17Dag & Red2787123135-431
18Maidenhead United2794143342-931
19Fylde2679103241-930
20Aldershot2686122837-930
21Wrexham2778123439-529
22Chesterfield2769123849-1127
23Ebbsfleet2659123749-1224
24Chorley27412112547-2224
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