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Stockport County 2 Altrincham 0 ( FA Cup 4QR) 20 October 2018

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County progressed to the First Round Proper of the FA Cup with a workmanlike 2-0 win at Edgeley Park today against a trouble some but basically toothless Altrincham side .
I say troublesome because they pushed County back right from the off, enjoying masses of possession in the first 45 minutes, which had the loud Alty following somewhat excited. 









But that is where the `toothless` bit comes in as all the possession amounted to nought with little in the way of strike power on the end of it. Even in the visitors best spell( early on) they couldn`t muster anything to cause Hinchliffe, in the County goal, even the slightest anxiety.






The result was with pretty much County`s first attack of any note they scored and the dye was cast!
Credit must be given to Alty ….they kept working at it and kept County on the back foot fairly often after the break, but once the blues had notched a second goal , that was pretty much that, and with James Gannon`s side upping the tempo significantly in the last 20…