Two goals from Phil Jevons, his first for the club, gave Alan Lord a win in his first game in charge of County after the departure of Ian Bogie last weekend.
After a mainly scrappy start to the game, Gainsborough very unlucky not to get the first goal from a mistake by Ormson rushing out but county settled down and had most of the chances starting with a great header from Jevons after great work down the left by Stephen O’Halloran. This was followed by a header by Kristian Dennis that forced a save from Trinity keeper Phil Barnes and hit the post with the second effort which was extremely unlucky. But Dennis got his just reward for his great work in front of goal scoring with a great left footed effort just inside the box on 41minutes.
Aman Verma had a header cleared off the line as County began the second half on the front foot, before Jevons first put distance between the two sides. The veteran striker heading home a perfect cross from Rhys Turner. Iain Howard and Dennis both missed chances to make the game safe before a late scrambled goal from Josh Lacey gave the visitors hope. The substitute following up after Kyle Jacobs had cleared an effort off the line and Ian Ormson had saved at point blank range.
County substitute Adriano Moke set up Jevons in injury time with a neat pass, the striker putting away a penalty for his second goal after he had been upended by Trinity skipper Dominic Roma.
Lord said afterwards “I said to the players I was so proud because everyone justified their selection and we weren’t let down by anyone. Everyone was on top of their game, they worked so hard and I’m so pleased.”
Stockport County: Ormson, Jacobs, O'Halloran, Gosset, Fagbola, Charnock, Turner (Moke), Verma, Dennis (Lofthouse), Jevons, Howard (Duxbury).
Unused Subs: Tunnicliffe, Jones.
Gainsborough Trinity: Barnes, Roma, Wilde, J Williams (Clayton), Ward, Young, Russell, Davis, Oates, Robinson (Barraclough), Clayton (R Williams).
Unused subs: Jones, Stamp.