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Withdean Stadium (ATT 5,270) 22nd August 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Cook

Brighton Brighton and Hove Albion vs Stockport County Stockport

Brighton 2

N Forster (28)
L Dickinson (59)
T Elphick (S/O 62)
C Hawkins (S/O 65)

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Stockport 4

C Baker (30, 54, pen 66)
L Bridcutt (S/O 84)
O Johnson (89)

County grab opening win

Baker nets treble

Last Updated: 22/08/09 6:16pm

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Baker: Hat-trick hero

Baker: Hat-trick hero

Stockport came through an epic encounter at the Withdean Stadium as they defeated Brighton 4-2 for their first win of the season with Carl Baker grabbing a hat-trick.

Brighton are still to win this term and defenders Tommy Elphick and Colin Hawkins were both sent off in the second half, while Stockport's Liam Bridcutt was also dismissed.

Striker Nicky Forster headed Brighton in front after 28 minutes but Baker responded two minutes later by converting a cross from Greg Tansey.

Stockport goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams brilliantly saved Forster's penalty four minutes after the break after Michael Raynes was penalised for bringing down Liam Dickinson.

Baker put Stockport ahead with a magnificent solo effort early in the second half, but Dickinson made it 2-2 from Forster's knock-down on the hour.

Elphick collected a second yellow card for a bad tackle on Tansey and Hawkins was also dismissed for handball in giving away a penalty which led to Baker completing his hat-trick after 66 minutes. Stockport had Bridcutt sent off for a second bookable offence before Oli Johnson sealed victory.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 14 32
2 Peterborough United 14 26
3 Preston North End 12 25
4 Milton Keynes Dons 12 23
5 Notts County 13 23
6 Sheffield United 13 23
7 Swindon Town 12 22
8 Oldham Athletic 14 22
9 Rochdale 13 20
10 Chesterfield 13 19
11 Fleetwood Town 14 19
12 Bradford City 14 19
13 Crawley Town 14 17
14 Colchester United 14 16
15 Leyton Orient 13 15
16 Barnsley 13 15
17 Doncaster Rovers 12 14
18 Port Vale 14 13
19 Gillingham 14 13
20 Coventry City 14 13
21 Yeovil Town 14 13
22 Crewe Alexandra 14 13
23 Walsall 14 12
24 Scunthorpe United 14 12

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