Danny Hattersley's first-half header was enough to earn Stockport victory in their match at home to Alfreton.

The visitors had goalkeeper Phil Barnes to thank early on, after he saved well from Sam Sheridan and Jon Nolan.

However, Barnes was unable to do anything when Hattersley powered home a header from Sean Newton's delivery.

Alfreton's best chances of the match fell to veteren striker Iyseden Christie, but the debutant twice fired wide from close range.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Stockport

  • 01 Ormson
  • 02 Halls
  • 03 Newton
  • 05 O'Donnell
  • 06 Tunnicliffe
  • 04 Connor
  • 08 Kenyon (Rowe - 78' )
  • 14 Sheridan (Whitehead - 45' )
  • 18 Nolan
  • 09 Hattersley
  • 11 Hobson

Substitutes

  • 21 King
  • 15 Pierg'nni
  • 20 Fagbola
  • 07 Whitehead (Fagbola - 82' )
  • 19 Rowe

Alfreton Town

  • 01 Barnes
  • 02 Law
  • 03 Franklin
  • 06 Kempson Booked
  • 10 Bradley Booked
  • 12 Franks
  • 07 Brown (Clayton - 56' )
  • 19 Russell Booked
  • 11 Arnold
  • 20 Christie (Streete - 46' )
  • 21 Tomlinson (Denton - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Quinn
  • 17 Streete
  • 14 Meadows
  • 08 Denton
  • 09 Clayton
Ref: Ross Joyce
Att: 3,448

Match Stats

Shots

9 16

On target

7 4

Corners

5 6

Fouls

11 21

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:40 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +1:18

Theo Streete is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Ormson.

87:59

A cross is delivered by Connor Franklin, clearance by James Tunnicliffe. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Simon Russell from the right by-line, Close range headed effort by Theo Streete misses to the right of the goal.

85:48

Theo Streete gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Hobson. James Tunnicliffe takes the free kick.

85:19

Andy Halls gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Clayton. Leigh Franks takes the free kick.

84:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny O'Donnell by Paul Clayton. Free kick taken by Ian Ormson.

84:07

The ball is delivered by Jon Nolan, Phil Barnes makes a save.

83:29

Nathan Arnold has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

82:19

Danny Hattersley takes a shot. Save by Phil Barnes. Sean Newton takes the inswinging corner, Phil Barnes makes a save.

81:02 Substitution

Substitution Danny Whitehead leaves the field to be replaced by Jordan Fagbola.

78:50

The ball is sent over by Craig Hobson, Darran Kempson makes a clearance.

77:02

James Tunnicliffe takes the free kick.

77:02 Substitution

Substitution (Stockport) makes a substitution, with Danny Rowe coming on for Alex Kenyon.

77:02 Booking

Booking Dan Bradley receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

76:52

Unfair challenge on Jon Nolan by Dan Bradley results in a free kick.

75:49

Foul by Josh Law on Alex Kenyon, free kick awarded. James Tunnicliffe restarts play with the free kick.

74:24

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Simon Russell from the left by-line, Paul Clayton has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

74:24 Substitution

Substitution (Alfreton Town) makes a substitution, with Tom Denton coming on for Ben Tomlinson.

73:07

Shot from just outside the area by Simon Russell misses to the right of the target.

72:34

Unfair challenge on Jon Nolan by Dan Bradley results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James Tunnicliffe.

71:00

Craig Hobson fouled by Leigh Franks, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Danny Whitehead, clearance by Simon Russell. Danny Whitehead takes a shot. Leigh Franks gets a block in.

69:41

Paul Clayton fouled by Danny Whitehead, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Simon Russell. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Halls by Nathan Arnold. Ian Ormson takes the free kick.

69:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Newton on Josh Law. Phil Barnes takes the free kick.

66:09

Foul by Danny Hattersley on Leigh Franks, free kick awarded. Phil Barnes takes the free kick.

65:03

Danny Hattersley takes a shot. Save made by Phil Barnes.

63:14

Corner taken by Sean Newton from the right by-line, save by Phil Barnes.

62:21

Ben Tomlinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Connor. Free kick taken by Danny O'Donnell.

61:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Russell by Andy Halls. Phil Barnes takes the direct free kick.

60:42

Effort from the edge of the box by Theo Streete goes wide of the right-hand upright.

60:01

The referee blows for offside. Leigh Franks takes the indirect free kick.

58:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Clayton by Danny O'Donnell. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Josh Law.

57:14

Craig Hobson is caught offside. Phil Barnes restarts play with the free kick.

54:45

Free kick taken by Ian Ormson.

54:45 Substitution

Substitution Paul Clayton is brought on as a substitute for Anton Brown.

54:45

Free kick taken by James Tunnicliffe. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Newton by Anton Brown.

54:45 Booking

Booking Simon Russell is cautioned.

54:35

Jon Nolan fouled by Simon Russell, the ref awards a free kick.

53:02

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jon Nolan, Unfair challenge on Anton Brown by Danny O'Donnell results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Phil Barnes.

48:09

Simon Russell takes a shot. Save by Ian Ormson.

47:02

Danny Hattersley challenges Leigh Franks unfairly and gives away a free kick. Phil Barnes takes the free kick.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Theo Streete joins the action as a substitute, replacing Iyseden Christie.

45:00 +5:58 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +5:05

Ben Tomlinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Newton. Direct free kick taken by Ian Ormson.

43:31

Joe Connor takes the free kick.

43:31 Substitution

Substitution (Stockport) makes a substitution, with Danny Whitehead coming on for Sam Sheridan.

43:31 Booking

Booking Caution for Darran Kempson.

43:23

Foul by Darran Kempson on Sam Sheridan, free kick awarded.

40:03

The ball is crossed by Anton Brown, James Tunnicliffe makes a clearance.

38:59

The ball is delivered by Sean Newton.

37:27

Shot by Jon Nolan. Save by Phil Barnes. Corner taken left-footed by Sean Newton from the right by-line to the near post, Darran Kempson manages to make a clearance.

36:29

Andy Halls gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anton Brown. Simon Russell takes the direct free kick. James Tunnicliffe fouled by Iyseden Christie, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Ormson takes the free kick.

35:12

Sean Newton provided the assist for the goal.

35:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Hattersley - Stockport 1 - 0 Alfreton Danny Hattersley grabs a headed goal from close range. Stockport 1-0 Alfreton Town.

34:37

Nathan Arnold has a drilled shot. Ian Ormson makes a save.

33:02

Nathan Arnold takes a shot. Clearance made by James Tunnicliffe.

32:09

Unfair challenge on Josh Law by Alex Kenyon results in a free kick. Josh Law restarts play with the free kick.

30:30

Jon Nolan fouled by Dan Bradley, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny O'Donnell.

28:52

Foul by Anton Brown on Jon Nolan, free kick awarded. Danny O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick.

28:32

A cross is delivered by Alex Kenyon, save made by Phil Barnes.

26:32

Simon Russell takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Header on goal by Anton Brown from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

23:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dan Bradley on Craig Hobson. James Tunnicliffe takes the free kick.

22:53

Nathan Arnold produces a mishit left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

21:13

Jon Nolan fouled by Connor Franklin, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Halls takes the free kick.

20:32

Shot from 18 yards from Craig Hobson. Darran Kempson gets a block in. Alex Kenyon produces a drilled left-footed shot from just inside the penalty box and strikes the post.

19:25

Iyseden Christie concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Connor. Sam Sheridan restarts play with the free kick.

18:06

Corner taken right-footed by Simon Russell from the left by-line, Unfair challenge on Ian Ormson by Iyseden Christie results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ian Ormson.

17:33

James Tunnicliffe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Iyseden Christie. Free kick taken by Simon Russell.

16:39

Ben Tomlinson takes a shot from a long way out clearing the crossbar.

14:45

Shot by Sam Sheridan. Save made by Phil Barnes. Drilled right-footed shot by Craig Hobson. Save by Phil Barnes. Corner taken by Sam Sheridan, save by Phil Barnes.

11:09

Corner from the left by-line taken by Simon Russell, Shot by Ben Tomlinson. Save by Ian Ormson.

9:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny O'Donnell by Nathan Arnold. Ian Ormson restarts play with the free kick.

7:16

Connor Franklin crosses the ball, clearance made by James Tunnicliffe. Corner taken by Simon Russell from the left by-line to the near post, James Tunnicliffe manages to make a clearance.

4:10

Nathan Arnold produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

3:08

Unfair challenge on Jon Nolan by Dan Bradley results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James Tunnicliffe.

1:38

Close range effort by Iyseden Christie clears the crossbar.

0:38

Iyseden Christie produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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