Stockport Town made it consecutive wins this week after seeing off Eccleshall 3-2 at Pershall Park on Saturday afternoon.
Goals from Kiarno Samms and a brace from Nathan Neequaye saw Town in control for most of the match, with Thomas Wakefield striking twice for the home side.
Town raced out of the blocks in the opening minutes of the match and took the game to Eccleshall, taking the lead after just five minutes through Samms.
Edward Driver and Lee O’Brien linked up inside the penalty area before the ball fell to Samms’ feet and the right-back smashed the ball into the top corner giving the home goalkeeper no chance.
Thomas Lowe came close for the hosts just minutes later but Town’s Jacob Luty saved well and Town were immediately back on the attack.
Neequaye had a shot well saved in the 9th minute, earning a corner but the Town striker would only have to wait a matter of minutes before he got his goal.
Adam Kay drove into the Eccleshall penalty area and saw his shot blocked on its route to goal, but the rebound fell to Neequaye’s feet who duly slotted the ball home.
James Hampson then almost got in on the act as he saw his shot fire just wide of the post. Then with 20 minutes on the clock Driver cracked the near post with a well-placed shot, helped on its way by the goalkeeper.
The home side began to see more of the ball after Town’s repetitive onslaughts began to simmer and Wakefield got his side back in it just before the half hour mark with the aid of a defensive blunder in Town’s defence.
However Town seemed to be angered from that error and just nine minutes later they had restored their two-goal cushion thanks to Neequaye’s well-placed header.
The Lions looked to be coasting to the break but on the stroke of half-time Wakefield grabbed his second of the match, finding Luty off his line and chipping the Town keeper.
The second half started just as the first had, this time Samms raced onto the through-ball before seeing his shot tipped round the post by the Eccleshall keeper.
The 55th minute saw the hosts almost draw level after a fine shot from Jordan Bennion cannoned off the crossbar but Stockport were able to clear their lines.
Town saw shots from Driver and Hampson come close again to restoring a two-goal lead but Eccleshall were holding on and pressing the Town defence to crack once again.
Thomas Hassall came close from Lowe’s cross into the box but the Eccleshall striker was unable to convert his shot inside the box.
The final few minutes saw Eccleshall push everything they had forward and Town could only soak up the pressure and break on the counter. The final whistle was soon a sweet sound to the ears of Stockports players and supporters.
A well-deserved three points once again for Calum Sykes’ Lions saw them take six points from six following a midweek victory over Prestwich Heys. Next up for Town is an away trip once again, this time up to Holker Old Boys next Saturday afternoon, kick-off 3pm.