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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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3 Leyton Orient 43 80
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6 Peterborough United 43 67
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8 Port Vale 43 60
9 Sheffield United 42 59
10 Milton Keynes Dons 43 58
11 Walsall 43 57
12 Crawley Town 42 55
13 Bradford City 43 53
14 Bristol City 43 53
15 Gillingham 43 51
16 Oldham Athletic 42 50
17 Coventry City 43 49
18 Colchester United 43 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 43 46
20 Crewe Alexandra 43 46
21 Carlisle United 42 44
22 Notts County 43 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 43 41
24 Stevenage 43 39

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