STOCKPORT travelled to Wilmslow to play their old rivals for the first time in 15 years and returned home with a victory.
The weather was never going to let this be an exciting open game but both sides were frustrated by the referee who stamped his authority on proceedings and did not allow the game to flow.
Seven yellow cards were shown, five of them against Stockport, who won by two penalty tries, a regulation try and conversion and a penalty to three tries and one conversion, 24-17.
Stockport dominated possession and territory for most of the first half, Wilmslow did not get out of their half of the field for the first 15 minutes, during which they conceded a penalty try to Stockport.
A good line out catch by Dean Schofield and a well organised drive took Stockport towards the Wilmslow line and the home side hooker was penalised and yellow carded for a side entry and the penalty try awaded after seven minutes play.
Wilmslow then had a good period after a clearance that took them into the Stockport 22, they were awarded a penalty