Report: Comeback stuns County

Harriers pick up big away win…

Joe Ironside

HARRIERS stunned Stockport County with a fine second half comeback that sealed a 2-1 win for the reds.

While the Hatters edged a blustery first half, Harriers looked set to take a 0-0 score line to the break until, in the dying stages, Matty Warburton slotted into an unguarded net.

But the visitors were improved after the break and turned the game on its head thanks to a Joe Ironside brace – one with just seven gone after the interval and the winner coming in the dying seconds.

It was a deserved win in the very end but the team worked hard for it, withstanding plenty of pressure inside the opening half-hour particularly as Duxbury and Ball went close.

County were in front come the 45th minute as the alert Warburton saw Hall coming off his line to meet a ball – intercepting it and sending it back beyond him.

But the reds responded in style and, after Croasdale had thumped a post with a driving effort, a deft and looping header from Ironside levelled matters.

While Harriers had the better of the second half, you’d have to say that both sides had opportunities to win it after that – Andre Brown grazing the bar and Sonupe seeing a shot saved, Stockport also going very close as McKenna blazed over the bar.

As we entered the 90th, the all-important winner came thanks to a perfect team move; composure personified as Croasdale, Weeks and Sonupe all combined to drill the ball across goal where Ironside slid in to find the net once more.

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