IN PICTURES - Harrogate Town 2 Stockport County 1: Advertiser player ratings

Harrogate Town registered a first victory in four National League outings when they edged out Stockport County at the CNG Stadium.

Sunday, 25th August 2019, 8:15 am
Alex Bradley celebrates.

Here's an assessment of how Simon Weaver's men performed during Saturday's 2-1 success. PICTURES: MATT KIRKHAM

James Belshaw 7. A fairly routine afternoon for him compared to his two previous outings, but the Town number one did what he needed to very efficiently.
Ryan Fallowfield 8. Back to his best. Full of energy, got forward to good effect and provided the assist for the opening goal.
Will Smith 7. Town looked better defensively due to his return to the side following a one-game ban. Confident and assured for the most part, he is improving and maturing with each game.
Connor Hall 7. A pretty solid display next to Will Smith at the heart of the Harrogate back four. Read the game well.
Warren Burrell 6. Deployed at left-back and didn't quite look his usual self. Substituted due to illness before half-time.
Josh Falkingham 7. His defence-splitting pass that led to Town's first goal was fabulous, though it was then his error that saw Stockport equalise. Still picked himself up and drove his team on to victory, however.
Jack Emmett 7. Probably his best performance of the season thus far. Started brightly with good intensity before fading slightly during the second half.
Alex Bradley 8. ADVERTISER STAR MAN. The new boy looked immediately at home and ultimately produced the moment of quality that decided matters despite having spurned a couple of good chances earlier in the day.
Brendan Kiernan 8. What a find. Once again looked Town's biggest threat as he ran at defenders. Not as effective in the second half as in the first, but still came up with the assist for Alex Bradley's late winner.
Mark Beck 7. Town's lone striker held the ball up well despite sometimes finding himself isolated. Competed well in the air and netted a much-needed goal. One lovely flick almost created another goal.
Jack Muldoon 6. His pace, work-rate and willingness to run helped ensure that Town's new-look 4-3-3 formation functioned well. Swapped flanks with Brendan Kiernan a couple of times to keep County guessing.
George Smith 7 (on for Burrell, 45). Town looked more balanced with him on the left-hand side of their defence. Provided width and a couple of decent balls into dangerous areas.
Jon Stead N/A. (On for Beck, 79). Not enough time to make an impression.