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Posted Sun 15 Sep 13 at 11:31 AM

Jevons rescues point for Hatters

Phil Jevons scored a second half equaliser for the Hatters to keep Alan Lord's unbeaten run as County manager going. The striker, who notched a double last week, finished clinically after Kyle Jacobs had played in a defence splitting pass to find him.
The visitors had taken the lead as early as the second minute after a poor pass from County skipper Keiran Charnock was intercepted by Ricky Johnson who calmly slotted passed Ian Ormson.

County pushed hard for a leveller in the first half, Breeden making a decent save from Rhys Turner with Iain Howard blasting the rebound into the side netting, being the closest they came. The visitors coming close to doubling their lead when skipper Stephan Morley caught out the defence with a quick throw allowing Lee Chilton to drive an effort just wide. Another chance came just before half time for County when O’Halloran tested the keeper with a header in the box from a Turner cross.

Lord made his intentions clear when he replaced Aman Verma and Howard with Adriano Moke and Tunji Moses for the start of the second half, both making their presence known immediately as Moke drove a shot over the bar following neat work from Moses.

Soon after Turner made a good run down the right cutting inside for Oldham loanee Danny Gosset finding himself in space just outside the box but shooting low and wide.

On a rare venture forward Morley almost put the game beyond County as his rasping 30 yard effort beat Ormson only to rebound to safety off the post. It was the Hatters though that were looking more likely and Jevons finally broke the visitors stubborn resistance to get Edgeley roaring.

The point leaves County just above the relegation zone 2points clear, but with the team finding a new found fight in them under Alan Lord a turnaround looks to be on the cards.

Brakes boss Paul Holleran said later "I thought it was about even, both sides are struggling to get their seasons going and I have to be happy with a point at a place like Stockport"

County gaffer Lord replied "“When you concede an early goal it takes the sting out of it because there’s a period of time for adjustment – I’d describe it as a really good, workmanlike performance. I think we had the run of the second half but we have to be encouraged by the work rate and commitment of my side"

Stockport County: Ormson, Jacobs, O'Halloran, Gosset, Fagbola, Charnock, Turner, Verma (Moses), Dennis, Jevons, Howard (Moke).

Unused Subs: Jones, Tunnicliffe, Lofthouse.

Leamington: Breeden, McCone, Morley, Magunda, Daly, Green, Dodd, Sandy (Taylor), Johnson, Towers (Moore), Chilton (Owen).

Unused Subs: Fenny, Mace.

ATT: 2,925 (152)

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