Hednesford Town manager Rob Smith delighted with 1-0 win at Stockport County

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Hednesford Town manager Rob Smith was delighted as his side saw off former Football League side Stockport County 1-0 away at Edgeley Park to keep the Pitmen in the hunt for promotion.

A goal in the 13th minute from Charlie Anagho-Ntamark was enough to see the Pitmen take home all three points.

After the game boss Smith was more then happy with the result.

He said: “It’s a great win for us.

“It’s a tough place to come as always and we kept our shape well and restricted them to a few chances and thought we had four good chances second half even when we had one up front.

“So fully-deserved I think.”

It was a good start for promotion-chasing Hednesford with an early goal.

County had a number of chances to equalize but it was to be the Pitmen’s day as they took home all three points.

Smith said: “It wasn’t our plan to sit back as we were always looking to pinch another goal.

“We had four great chances in the second half.

“There was a lot of discipline in the team today and we deserved it.”

As the game wore on Stockport County had an appeal for a penalty turned down, which the home fans, and County manager Alan Lord thought should have been given.

But Smith laughed it off saying the player fell over.

On Tuesday, April 1, Hednesford are at home again as they welcome Brackley Town to Keys Park.

Despite needing the points to secure their play-off position, Smith said he believes all the pressure is on the visitors.

He said: “It’s a must-win game for them.

“So it will be a cracking game I am sure. We have got a few knocks and bruises, so we will have to have a look at that.”

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