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Stockport stun Bolton in FA Cup

Stockport stun Bolton in FA Cup

Stockport stun Bolton in FA Cup

Stockport stun Bolton in FA Cup

Non-league Stockport County stunned League One Bolton Wanderers in a thrilling FA Cup first-round

replay that saw eight goals, a pitch invasion, a lost shirt and a missing corner flag.

The National League side had trailed 2-0 and 3-1 before Scott Quigley gave them hope and then Ashley Palmer,

who earlier scored an own goal, headed in with five minutes left to take it to extra time.

Quigley’s smart, lofted finish at a packed Edgeley Park then put the home side ahead before substitute Ollie Crankshaw
added a fifth at the death to spark wild celebrations.

A delighted Crankshaw had to wear a replacement shirt for the final few seconds after losing his in the chaotic scenes that followed,

and the referee could not blow for the final whistle until a corner flag was returned by spectators who had spilled on to the pitch.

“Unbelievable game, this competition has provided things like that in the past but you’ll go a long way to match something like that,”

said Stockport boss Dave Challinor.

Quigley, who joined Stockport in the summer with the club looking to return to the English Football League for the first time

in a decade, added: “The fans were superb.

“I knew this was a big club but I didn’t realise how big they were. They have something special here.

“As soon as you score and hear the roar, you see the nerves going through their veins.

I’ve been involved in some big ties but that’s probably the greatest one I’ve been in.”

Bolton had gone 2-0 up inside six minutes in a disastrous start for the hosts and then led 3-2 at the break.

Ashley Palmer made up for an own goal with an equaliser late on in normal time.