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Stockport County 0 Swindon Town 0 ( Football League 2 ) Saturday 24 February 2024

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        It was another frustrating day for County and their supporters as the blues were held to another disappointing 0-0 draw against Swindon Town at Edgeley Park today. I am looking for excuses but there are none really- it was just that County again struggled for attacking cohesion throughout a game in which they were always prone to being caught out by busy counter attacks from Gavin Gunnings side. You might use the fact that Town were beholding to keeper Jack Bycroft I suppose, especially in respect of a clutch of second half saves , but then County might have been similarly embarrassed had not Hincliffe been on hand to do likewise when the blues were threatened – more than once! In the end for County not to sneak a win….a goal even….was disappointing as was the result, but a share of the points is certainly better then a defeat and Swindon did look like they came to win – they just lacked the wherewithal to make it happen. So did County I suppose, and that piles more u

Gillingham 0 Stockport County 0 ( Football League 2 ) Tuesday 20 February 2024

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        County did their level best to put Saturday`s defensive nightmare behind them at Gillingham`s Priestfield Stadium tonight – coming away with a point from a 0-0 draw that keeps them top of L2 by 2 points. They will rue not taking 3 points off the Gills though, as with Mansfield not having a game the Nottinghamshire side now have a game in hand. They still have to win that however, and they are finding doing that increasingly hard as the season progresses. As for County, last night`s performance was a big improvement upon Saturday`s against Tranmere, but while the blues were easily the better of the two teams on show they showed little in the way of aptitude in front of goal that might turn their obvious superiority into the gold of goals. That said, with Horsfall restored to the middle of the defence, the blue back line looked altogether a better prospect game long- making Hinchliffe`s work load significantly lighter than it was   against Rovers.   Evans, Powell, Bai