Match ends, Stockport County 1, Woking 1.
Stockport handed the initiative in the battle for a National League play-off semi-final spot to Hartlepool after being held to a 1-1 draw by struggling Woking.
County - who came from behind to claim a point as Max Kretzschmar's strike was almost immediately cancelled out by Ben Gerring's own goal - sit third in the table but Hartlepool could leapfrog them by winning at Sutton on Sunday.
Hatters goalkeeper Ben Hinchliffe made several important saves but he was finally beaten on the stroke of half-time when Kretzschmar fired home from an acute angle.
However, the hosts hit back immediately as Alex Reid collected the loose ball after John Rooney's effort came back off the post before unleashing a shot of his own, which Gerring inadvertently turned into his own net.
Half-time substitute Richie Bennett and Rooney were both denied by the goalframe within quick succession after the interval, while Reid saw his late effort come back off the bar as Stockport settled for a point.
Stockport now face a nervous wait to see if Hartlepool pick up three points, but league leaders Sutton have a chance to wrap up the National League title when the two sides meet at Gander Green Lane.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 32RydelSubstituted forBennettat 46'minutesBooked at 83mins
- 29WalkerBooked at 50minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 86'minutes
- 13RossBooked at 66mins
- 4CooperBooked at 65mins
- 10KretzschmarSubstituted forHodgesat 87'minutes
- 14FreemanBooked at 22minsSubstituted forSkinnerat 77'minutes
- 19RobinsonSubstituted forNapaat 77'minutes
- David Richardson
Second Half ends, Stockport County 1, Woking 1.
Substitution, Woking. Paul Hodges replaces Max Kretzschmar.
Substitution, Stockport County. Jordan Williams replaces Tom Walker.
Richie Bennett (Stockport County) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Woking. Malachi Napa replaces Zach Robinson.
Substitution, Woking. Jack Skinner replaces John Freeman.
Craig Ross (Woking) is shown the yellow card.
Charlie Cooper (Woking) is shown the yellow card.
Tom Walker (Stockport County) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Stockport County. Richie Bennett replaces Ryan Rydel.
Second Half begins Stockport County 1, Woking 1.
First Half ends, Stockport County 1, Woking 1.
Own Goal by Ben Gerring, Woking. Stockport County 1, Woking 1.
Goal! Stockport County 0, Woking 1. Max Kretzschmar (Woking).
John Freeman (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
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