Three second half goals flattered Stockport County in a game that Gloucester City should have been out of sight in by the end of the first half.\r\n\r\nCity set the tone for the opening period in the first exchanges. A Joe Hanks volley on the edge of the box was well held by Ian Ormson.\r\n\r\nTwo bites of the cherry from range then came for City first through Omari Sterling-James then from Calvin Dinsley with both efforts being well blocked.\r\n\r\nCounty began to come back into it. Good work from Marsden on the edge of the box to work a shooting opportunity resulted in the striker dragging his shot wide of the mark.\r\n\r\nJoe Hanks curled a left footed shot just over Ormson’s goal from 18 yards out before debutant Colby Bishop headed straight at County’s keeper.\r\n\r\nEd Williams was tormenting Gareth Roberts at left back as he cut inside to get the shot away but once more it was straight at Ormson.\r\n\r\nIt was backs to the wall defending from County as they twice blocked certain goals first from a strike by Hanks then from Sterling-James on the follow up.\r\n\r\nChris Knowles should have put the Tigers ahead as he cannoned a header against the bar from six yards out.\r\n\r\nSingh was finally called into meaningful action on the stroke of half time as he sprung away to his left to deny Karl Ledsham.\r\n\r\nWhatever Jim Gannon said to the Hatters at half time, it worked, as the Tigers came completely undone by a dangerous free-kick that was flicked into the net by Richard Brodie at the near post.\r\n\r\nCity looked for a route back in immediately with a stunning effort from range by Sterling-James that dipped in front of Ormson who spilled it but pounced on the loose ball to thwart Hanks.\r\n\r\nThe game was completely turned on its head at half time as the ball fell fortuitously to Marsden who lobbed over Singh who couldn’t keep it out despite getting a palm to it.\r\n\r\nOdejayi then squared to former Tiger Obi Anoruo who only had to tap in but, much like his time in the South-West, missed the target.\r\n\r\nIt wasn’t long to wait for Anoruo to get another chance though and he duly headed home in yards of space inside the penalty area to add even more gloss to an already flattering scoreline.\r\n\r\nIt was a birthday to forget for Jasbir Singh then, but one he’ll be quick to avenge when former team Solihull Moors are the visitors to Whaddon Road on Saturday 19 March.\r\n\r\nStockport County: Ormson, Morton, Roberts, Montrose, O’Hanlon (capt), Connolly, Field (Garvin 73’), Odejayi, Brodie (Anoruo 56’), Marsden, Ledsham (Ellison 90’)\r\n\r\nSubs: Menagh, Smith\r\n\r\nGloucester City: Singh, Green (capt), Hamilton, Cundy, Avery, Knowles (Hall 70’), Dinsley, Hanks, E. Williams, Bishop (Hopper 70’), Sterling-James (Nkunga 81’)\r\n\r\nSubs: Richards, M. Williams\r\n\r\nReferee: Scott Oldham\r\n\r\nAttendance: 2830\r\n\r\nStar man: Calvin Dinsley

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