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Stockport County 1-1 Woking

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.

Line-ups

Stockport

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Hinchliffe
  • 3Jennings
  • 4Hogan
  • 17Southam-Hales
  • 32RydelSubstituted forBennettat 46'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 5Palmer
  • 8Rooney
  • 18Croasdale
  • 29WalkerBooked at 50minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 86'minutes
  • 31Newby
  • 19Reid

Substitutes

  • 2Minihan
  • 9Bennett
  • 11Williams
  • 16Keane
  • 26Fitzsimons

Woking

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13RossBooked at 66mins
  • 2Cook
  • 5Gerring
  • 12Collier
  • 4CooperBooked at 65mins
  • 24Hamblin
  • 10KretzschmarSubstituted forHodgesat 87'minutes
  • 14FreemanBooked at 22minsSubstituted forSkinnerat 77'minutes
  • 16Lofthouse
  • 19RobinsonSubstituted forNapaat 77'minutes
  • 25Ashford

Substitutes

  • 15Skinner
  • 20Napa
  • 30Dalby
  • 31Smith
  • 32Hodges
Referee:
David Richardson
Attendance:
2,273

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stockport County 1, Woking 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stockport County 1, Woking 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Paul Hodges replaces Max Kretzschmar.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Stockport County. Jordan Williams replaces Tom Walker.

  5. Booking

    Richie Bennett (Stockport County) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Malachi Napa replaces Zach Robinson.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Jack Skinner replaces John Freeman.

  8. Booking

    Craig Ross (Woking) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Booking

    Charlie Cooper (Woking) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Booking

    Tom Walker (Stockport County) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Stockport County. Richie Bennett replaces Ryan Rydel.

  12. Second Half

    Second Half begins Stockport County 1, Woking 1.

  13. Half Time

    First Half ends, Stockport County 1, Woking 1.

  14. Goal!

    Own Goal by Ben Gerring, Woking. Stockport County 1, Woking 1.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Stockport County 0, Woking 1. Max Kretzschmar (Woking).

  16. Booking

    John Freeman (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  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 United40249769343581
2Torquay412310868392979
3Stockport412014768323674
4Hartlepool402110962402273
5Notts County4120101162402270
6Wrexham4119101263422167
7Chesterfield412061558421666
8Bromley411812116253966
9Eastleigh4018111148371165
10Halifax411981462521065
11Solihull Moors40186165547860
12Dag & Red41178165247559
13Boreham Wood411316125144755
14Maidenhead United401411155857153
15Yeovil41157195867-952
16Aldershot41156205562-751
17Altrincham40129194559-1445
18Weymouth41116244567-2239
19Wealdstone4197254597-5234
20Woking4189244065-2533
21King's Lynn4078254593-4829
22Barnet4067273388-5525
23Dover00000000
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