Brighton 2-4 Stockport

22 August 2009 05:28
Carl Baker hit a hat-trick as Stockport won their first match this season in a game which saw Brighton defenders Tommy Elphick and Colin Hawkins sent off.Nicky Forster headed Brighton in front but Baker fired in Greg Tansey's cross. Forster had a penalty saved but Baker's solo effort was cancelled out by Liam Dickinson's goal from Forster's set-up. Elphick and Hawkins both saw red before Baker hit his third from the spot, and then Stockport's Liam Bridcutt was also dismissed before Oli Johnson netted. Brighton manager Russell Slade told BBC Sussex: "I think we started much much the brighter side, got ourselves in front but committed the cardinal sin of not defending well enough to let them straight back into the game which is a little bit of a setback. "We defended poorly until we were reduced until nine men and of course it was very difficult from then on."

Source: BBC_Sport