Gloucester City continued their unbeaten start to 2016 as they played out a goalless draw at Whaddon Road in a game that will not live long in the memory of many.\r\n\r\nThe most enthralling moment of the opening exchanges came when the far side linesman went down injured and a lengthy delay followed as a replacement was found from the stands.\r\n\r\nThe delay had obviously affected the players as neither side produced anything going forward for a while after the restart and it was Stockport who produced the first of it.\r\n\r\nJohn Marsden did very well to keep the ball in play before chipping a delightful ball into Delial Brewster at the back post who couldn’t quite reach it.\r\n\r\nLewis Hall was looking to continue his scintillating form which had seen him score five goals in two games, as he dummied past Dan Morton before Sean O’Hanlon came across and cleared the danger.\r\n\r\nO’Hanlon was involved at the other end this time as the Tigers were living very dangerously. A teasing free kick evaded everyone and fell to the County skipper who couldn’t adjust his feet in time.\r\n\r\nLuke Hopper was responsible for the Tigers’ best opportunity of the half as he turned his man on the edge of the box after a quick free kick, but he could only force Dean Henderson to parry it away.\r\n\r\nEd Williams did really well to retain possession near the corner before his cross was deflected behind for a corner and from this, Billy Jones shaved the crossbar with his near post flick on.\r\n\r\nJones was then involved defensively as he showed great experience to anticipate a through ball, before mopping up the danger.\r\n\r\nHall sent a dipping, swerving shot straight into the arms of Henderson after he robbed Jamie Menagh of possession, then Obi Anoruo’s dangerous low cross was cleared by O’Hanlon before Hall could get onto it.\r\n\r\nThe first booking of the game was dished out ten minutes beforehand to Joe Hanks as he hauled down Delial Brewster and from the resulting free kick, former Cheltenham Town and Forest Green man Kayode Odejayi headed over a glorious chance.\r\n\r\nO’Hanlon pulled back Anoruo to give the Tigers a free kick in a good area and it was from this that the Tigers’ pacey frontman headed inches over.\r\n\r\nIt seemed as if neither team wanted to score, a point proven minutes before the end when City failed to clear and the ball fell to Menagh who only had to tap home but he blazed over.\r\n\r\nNeither side could find the breakthrough, however, and the game petered out to a scoreless draw, as the Tigers continued their unbeaten run in 2016.\r\n\r\nGloucester City: Singh, Green, Jones, Cundy, Avery, Dinsley, Webb (Capt), Hanks, Williams, Hopper (Anoruo 72’), Hall (Orenuga 68’)\r\n\r\nSubs: Richards, Hamilton, Knowles\r\n\r\nStockport County: Henderson, Morton, Roberts, Montrose, O’Hanlon (Capt), Smalley, Holsgrove (Odejayi 56’), Rule (Menagh 40’), Brewster, Marsden, Ledsham\r\n\r\nSubs: Connolly, Ormson, Tonge\r\n\r\nReferee: Michael D’Aguilar\r\n\r\nAttendance: 791 (327 away)\r\n\r\nStar man: Robbie Cundy

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