After a disappointing away result against Histon last week, County secured another home win, defeating AFC Telford 4-2. County opened the scoring through a quality Rhys Turner finish into the bottom left corner, after catching onto a superb Jacobs’ through-ball.
However, soon after Kieran Charnock brought down Telford’s Andy Owens in the County area. Telford’s top goal scorer, Sean Clancy, stepped up to take the penalty, which was saved brilliantly by County keeper, Ryan Jones, who was making his debut.
Telford continued to press and County couldn’t stop Telford’s equaliser as winger Sean Cooke’s freekick flew into the top corner after the ball flicked off the County wall on 19 minutes.
After half hour, County could count themselves unlucky only to be level as they had most of the possession in the first half, using the ball effectively, pressing forward with a quick tempo and always looking threatening.
County forced a number of corners and Charnock made up for the earlier penalty he gave away to head the ball down in a busy Telford area onto his left foot and finish neatly into the Telford net.
All in all it was a very entertaining first half from County, working extremely hard to finish the first half in the lead.
The second half started with Stockport 2-1 up and County should of been out of sight with chance after chance soon after the restart. However, on the hour mark, Scott Duxbury swung in a free kick from the left hand side which found Tunnicliffe at the back post who met the ball ferociously with his head, steering the ball into the top corner – Tunni’s first goal of the season.
It then became 4-2 on 78 minutes when Kristian Dennis blasted the ball home after a superb Jacobs scooping ball through which was headed on by the last defender falling perfectly into Dennis’s lethal path.
Unfortunately, Telford responded within a minute to County’s forth, with a corner straight from the restart. With a compact box, the corner was deflected straight into his own goal by Tunji Moses.
Telford pressed for last 10 minutes but weren’t to deny a buoyant County a well deserved victory.
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