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Stockport County 2-1 Hartlepool United

Early goals from Ashley Palmer and Tom Walker earned Stockport their first National League win in seven games over Hartlepool.

The home side struck early and looked to be cruising to victory until Nicke Kabamba's late effort left them hanging on for a 2-1 win.

Palmer sidefooted home a deflected opener from a corner after five minutes, and Walker hit the post before extending Stockport's lead on 21 minutes.

The visitors were fortunate not to fall further behind shortly before the break when a shot by Adam Thomas hit the bar and rebounded to safety.

Hartlepool got back into the match when Kabamba netted in the 86th minute after County keeper Ben Hinchliffe had parried Gavan Holohan's initial strike.

But despite late chances the visitors could not quite repeat Saturday's last-gasp heroics against Yeovil and saw their three-match unbeaten run come to an end.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Stockport

  • 1Hinchliffe
  • 2Miniham
  • 5Palmer
  • 4TurnbullBooked at 49mins
  • 11LeesleyBooked at 62mins
  • 6Keane
  • 18Arthur
  • 8Walker
  • 16BellSubstituted forMulhernat 74'minutes
  • 7ThomasSubstituted forCowanat 65'minutes
  • 26WalkerSubstituted forOsborneat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Cowan
  • 9Mulhern
  • 10Osborne
  • 13Ormson
  • 25Hammill

Hartlepool

  • 1Killip
  • 5Kerr
  • 4Raynes
  • 15MafutaBooked at 62mins
  • 2KiosoSubstituted forHolohanat 76'minutes
  • 19RichardsonSubstituted forHawkesat 46'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 8Featherstone
  • 3Kitching
  • 7Donaldson
  • 33JamesSubstituted forKabambaat 63'minutes
  • 23Toure

Substitutes

  • 6Bale
  • 9Kabamba
  • 11Hawkes
  • 14Holohan
  • 20Cunningham
Referee:
Simon Mather
Attendance:
3,465

Live Text

Match ends, Stockport County 2, Hartlepool United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stockport County 2, Hartlepool United 1.

Goal!

Goal! Stockport County 2, Hartlepool United 1. Nicke Kabamba (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Stockport County. Elliot Osborne replaces Tom Walker.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Gavan Holohan replaces Peter Kioso.

Substitution

Substitution, Stockport County. Euan Mulhern replaces Nyal Bell.

Booking

Josh Hawkes (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Stockport County. Dan Cowan replaces Adam Thomas.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Nicke Kabamba replaces Luke James.

Booking

Gus Mafuta (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Joe Leesley (Stockport County) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Paul Turnbull (Stockport County) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Josh Hawkes replaces Kenton Richardson.

Second Half

Second Half begins Stockport County 2, Hartlepool United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Stockport County 2, Hartlepool United 0.

Goal!

Goal! Stockport County 2, Hartlepool United 0. Tom Walker (Stockport County).

Goal!

Goal! Stockport County 1, Hartlepool United 0. Ashley Palmer (Stockport County).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Halifax16102426141232
2Bromley169522619732
3Yeovil16101528171131
4Barrow169162920928
5Woking167542418626
6Torquay167452924525
7Solihull Moors167362417724
8Notts County166642417724
9Barnet166642219324
10Dag & Red166641918124
11Dover167362123-224
12Harrogate166552018223
13Eastleigh166551920-123
14Boreham Wood166372420421
15Stockport166371725-821
16Hartlepool165562024-420
17Maidenhead United165381918118
18Aldershot165381720-318
19Sutton United163761620-416
20Wrexham163762025-516
21Fylde164482032-1216
22Chesterfield163672128-715
23Chorley161961227-1512
24Ebbsfleet1624101832-1410
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