STOCKPORT COUNTY 1, ALFRETON TOWN 0
Saturday Aug 11, 2012
REDS FALL TO OPENING DAY DEFEAT
Dave Pursglove's Stockport County match picture album here
New-look Alfreton Town fell to an opening day away defeat for the second successive season as Stockport County triumphed 1-0 at Edgeley Park thanks to a 36th minute Danny Hattersley headed goal for the hosts.
Manager Nicky Law handed starting league debuts to five players, Phil Barnes in goal, Simon Russell and Dan Bradley in midfield and Ben Tomlinson and Iyseden Christie being chosen up front. Tom Denton made it six debutants on the day when he came off the bench as a late substitute.
Three Alfreton players were booked, Darran Kempson, Dan Bradley and Simon Russell receiving yellow cards.
The Reds have their first home game of the 2012/13 season on Tuesday evening when Southport are the visitors to the Impact Arena. Kick-off is 7.45pm.
The Sandgrounders had an 87th minute Simon Grand goal to thank for a 1-1 home draw with Grimsby Town in their opening fixture.
Results for Saturday, August 11th
Barrow 0, AFC Telford United 0
Braintree Town 2, Hyde FC 2
Dartford 2, Tamworth 3
Forest Green Rovers 1, Cambridge United 1
Lincoln City 1, Kidderminster Harriers 0
Luton Town 2, Gateshead 2
Mansfield Town 3, Newport County 4
Nuneaton Town 4, Ebbsfleet United 5
Southport 1, Grimsby Town 1
Stockport County 1, ALFRETON TOWN 0
Wrexham 3, Woking 1