GENEROUS Dean Stokes gave up a 75th minute equaliser to forward Fraser Robertson as the Bullets bounced back to earn a point, on Saturday.
The player-boss has not bagged a goal since December 2005, and was originally credited with the 75th minute leveller at Wood Park.
But the defender later said: 'I think Fraser got the last touch so I have let him have it. It will be a good confidence boost for him.'
Stokes was delighted with the way his side played against the Division One promotion hopefuls, and actually felt they deserved maximum points.
Coming off the back of a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Gresley Rovers in midweek, he was pleased with the response.
He said: 'It was one of our best performances of the season. We totally dominated the second half and had plenty of chances to win it, we just lacked a clinical finish.
'Stocksbridge were frustrated and lost their discipline worse than any team I've ever seen. It was disgusting but I think we handled it well.'
The Sheffield side went ahead through a disputed penalty after 65 minutes, converted by Mick Goddard.
But Town hit back when Michael Owen flicked on a corner and Stokes sent it on target. Robertson opened his Alsager account with a slight touch.
The visitors were reduced to 10 men in the closing stages when they had a player sent off for biting Danny Smith's nose!
Now Alsager are gearing up to visit Bradford Park Avenue on Saturday, who are chasing a play-off spot. Stokes added: 'They are a strong team but we are looking forward to it.'
Meanwhile, Alsager have taken Crewe Alex youngsters Amari Morgan-Smith and Gareth Evans on loan until the end of the season. The teenage forwards have joined in the outfit's first ever link-up with a professional club.