Stockport County boss Jim Gannon praised the impact of the County subs, who changed the game at Yeovil on Saturday.A late leveller from substitute Adam Thomas secured against a second point within four days away from home for Stockport County against a side relegated from League Two last term.

The hosts took a first-half lead before an improved County performance after the break both produced a deserved point for the Hatters and maintained their unbeaten record at Huish Park.

In the Conference North a point at Gloucester City meant that in each of their three games this season Altrincham have scored the match’s opening goal but on each occasion they have failed to hold the lead, gleaning just two points from the nine available to date.

They had taken a 12th minute lead when James Jones swept home a John Johnston freekick from the left but the home team levelled through a Joe Hanks free kick five minutes after the interval.

Sean Miller’s late strike rescued a point for Curzon Ashton as they maintained their unbeaten start to the season against Leamington, but they will be disappointed not to have grabbed all three after playing against ten men for nearly an hour.

A Josh March penalty gave Leamington a first-half lead as the Nash conceded for the first time this season amidst a gale-force wind which played havoc with the flow of the game.

Junior English’s sending off just two minutes after the opening goal seemingly could have swung the game back in Curzon’s favour.

But Leamington’s dogged defending frustrated the Nash in the second half and with the game looking like it was slipping away, substitute Miller saved the day with his second goal of the season.

The Northern Premier League begins this weekend with Ashton United,Hyde United and Radcliffe competing in the Premier Division while Droylsden,Trafford and Mossley will kick off their campaign in the North West Division


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