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Aldershot Town 1-2 Stockport County

Fourth-placed Stockport tightened their grip on a play-off spot with a 2-1 win at Aldershot in the National League.

Goals in each half from Jack Stretton and Ash Palmer proved enough for County at the EBB Stadium despite a reply from Josh Rees setting up a nervy finish.

The Hatters, who are now unbeaten in six games, almost took an early lead when Harry Cardwell's looping header was fumbled onto the bar by Shots goalkeeper Mitch Walker.

Stretton gave the visitors the lead after 37 minutes when he broke clear of the defence to fire home his third goal in five games from a Paddy Madden ball.

Palmer doubled the lead on 68 minutes when he rose to head home from a James Jennings corner.

Rees gave the hosts hope 16 minutes from time but Simon Rusk's County side held on.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Aldershot

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Walker
  • 4Sendles-White
  • 8Rees
  • 14Nouble
  • 11Panayiotou
  • 9BettamerSubstituted forHindsat 72'minutes
  • 12WhittinghamSubstituted forFowlerat 66'minutes
  • 15Anderson
  • 20Edser
  • 22Phillips
  • 25OgieSubstituted forKinsellaat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Fowler
  • 6Lyons-Foster
  • 7Rowe
  • 26Kinsella
  • 28Hinds

Stockport

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Hinchliffe
  • 2Minihan
  • 3Jennings
  • 28CollarBooked at 16minsSubstituted forSoutham-Halesat 69'minutes
  • 5Palmer
  • 4Hogan
  • 18Croasdale
  • 29WalkerSubstituted forReidat 90'minutes
  • 30Cardwell
  • 32StrettonSubstituted forRooneyat 55'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 34MaddenBooked at 33mins

Substitutes

  • 8Rooney
  • 17Southam-Hales
  • 19Reid
  • 26Fitzsimons
  • 31Newby
Referee:
Scott Jackson

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aldershot Town 1, Stockport County 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 1, Stockport County 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Stockport County. Alex Reid replaces Tom Walker.

  4. Booking

    John Rooney (Stockport County) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Lewis Kinsella replaces Shadrach Ogie.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Aldershot Town 1, Stockport County 2. Josh Rees (Aldershot Town).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Kaylen Hinds replaces Mohamed Bettamer.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Stockport County. Macauley Southam-Hales replaces Will Collar.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Aldershot Town 0, Stockport County 2. Ashley Palmer (Stockport County).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. George Fowler replaces Alfie Whittingham.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Stockport County. John Rooney replaces Jack Stretton.

  12. Second Half

    Second Half begins Aldershot Town 0, Stockport County 1.

  13. Half Time

    First Half ends, Aldershot Town 0, Stockport County 1.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Aldershot Town 0, Stockport County 1. Jack Stretton (Stockport County).

  15. Booking

    Paddy Madden (Stockport County) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Booking

    Will Collar (Stockport County) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  18. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sutton United30188451262562
2Hartlepool33179743291460
3Torquay30166849301954
4Stockport30149743261751
5Notts County28147737231449
6Chesterfield291531141281348
7Wrexham30138940291147
8Halifax29128945351044
9Eastleigh30111093531443
10Bromley30119104542342
11Altrincham32118133739-241
12Boreham Wood3091383531440
13Maidenhead United27116104139239
14Yeovil31116144549-439
15Solihull Moors29115133234-238
16Aldershot30115143844-638
17Dag & Red30107132938-937
18Woking2887132631-531
19Weymouth3086163344-1130
20Wealdstone3086163662-2630
21King's Lynn2866163358-2524
22Barnet2834212167-4613
23Dover00000000
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