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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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1 Bristol City 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40

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