Two first half goals from the Hatters, started what would be a disappointing 3-1 home loss for the Moors at the Brewery Field.

Matty Warburton rocketed the first goal in 10 minutes from halftime, six minutes later Sam Walker punished the Moors again catching keeper Gould wrong-footed, from a free-kick. The moors had a goal in the 69th minute, but that was quashed with Bell’s sealer coming in the 95th minute.

Spennymoor were hoping to continue their record of 6 games unbeaten, but they only had 2 shots on target the whole game. Telling the tale of the majority of the match for the Moors.

Early clearance from keeper Gould was sliced, which nearly caused trouble for the Moors defence.

Then moments later a foul was given away by Stockport’s Sam Walker, a yellow card was given by the ref.

After constant pressure and possession, Mathew Warburton launched in his 10th of the season from the edge of the area, there was a slight deflection. 0-1 to Stockport 35 minutes in, the keeper had no chance.

The Moors couldn’t get anything going and were getting frustrated, this was seen when moments later a free-kick 41 minutes gone flew into the net by Sam Walker, the keeper was caught completely wrong-footed. Gould on reflection probably questioned his stance for the goal.

A none eventful first half came to a close for the moors, the hatters had the play of the half with the majority of possession. A thunderbolt from Warburton and a free-kick from Walker gave them the lead heading in.

Two minutes into the second half a dangerous cross from the Moors winger Johnson ends in nothing, but Spennymoor came out the gates with far more intent.

Warburton continued to test the Moors, having a shot but not testing keeper Gould, who seemed to rebuild his confidence after an error for the Hatters second goal.

Spennymoor’s second corner of the game caused carnage, but the flat shot from Curtis didn’t trouble keeper Hinchliffe. Hall floated a dangerous cross in with 65 minutes on the clock, but it came to no prevail for Spennymoor.

Moments later, 20 minutes left on the clock for the Moors and they received a free-kick, left back Brogan stepped up and curled it into the top left corner.

The Moors started pushing hard to get the equalizer and keeper Hinchliffe saved a one v one against Stockport striker Taylor, which did test him.

Hatters looked to push back the Moors revival with 15 minutes left to play, with a surge in possession. Osborne had a shot blocked with 10 minutes left to play, which ended up being a counter attack for the Moors, but they couldn’t capitalise.

There was a bizarre apparent foul on goal-scoring Stockport midfielder Walker, who appeared to get a second yellow-card for descent and was sent off.

Stockport played the final 5 minutes with 10 men, but to say they were holding on wouldn’t be far from the truth. Moors cranked the pressure up.

Sub Osborne put it just wide of the post for the visitors in the 90th minute, following this Hibbs got a yellow card for a questionable challenge on Mulhern. There was a coming together of both teams following the challenge.

In the 94th minute midfielder Kris Thackray of Spennymoor had the ball roll into his path for a good chance but he skied it over the bar, ending the Moors revival chance.

The final kick of the game from the keeper Hinchliffe ended up at replacement striker Bell’s feet, he skipped around the keeper to make it 1-3 to Stockport County and to seal the away victory for the Hatters.

After an eventful final 20 minutes of the match, the three points were sealed for Stockport County after a disappointing performance from Spennymoor Town.

Moors XI: Matthew Gould, Jacob Hibbs, Stephen Brogan, Robert Ramshaw, Kris Thackray, James Curtis ©, Shaun Tuton (Ryan Hall 65’), Shane Henry, Glen Taylor, Adam Boyes (Alex Kempster 85’), Andrew Johnson (Mark Anderson 85’)

Unused subs: Chris Elliott, Callum Williams

Stockport XI: Ben Hinchliffe, Adam Thomas, Scott Duxbury, Jordan Keane, Ashley Palmer, Jamie Stott, Paul Turnbull ©, Sam Walker, Frank Mulhern, Matthew Warburton (Nyal Bell 90’), Jake Kirby (Elliott Osborne 65’)

Unused subs: Dan Cowan, Ian Ormson, Sam Minihan

Attendance: 659