Trafford FC 1 Stockport County 3 ( Friendly ) 15 October 2019

It`sa while since Stockport County tipped up at Shawe View, andthey did so tonight for a hurriedly arranged friendly following the blues fallow Saturday.
The nicely appointed stadium is always good to visit, the reassuringly majestic trees behind one goalrecurring beacons of beauty and hope in a world mostly bereft of same, and when the game is as good as this one was, it’s even more of apleasure.
Yes….both sides turned up for this one ,giving the crowd real value for their money on what turned out to be a damp Tuesday night weather-wise.
On the field though, it was sunshine stuff all the way as two top draw strikes from new men DevanteRodney and Adam Hammill sent County in 2-0 up at the break.
The goals were superb efforts- Rodney`s a lethal strike that got the County following salivating over what might be to come this season. By now we pretty much know what is to come from Adam Hammill, and he reaffirmed our best expectations with a fantastic lob , to rival his similar wonder effort fo…

Stockport County 2 Hartlepool United 1 ( Vanarama National League )9 October 2019

James Gannon worked his magic last night, and his team excelled themselves in front of BT Television`s cameras, at Edgeley, with a thoroughly excellent 2-1 win against Hartlepool United.

Pool were a well drilled outfit, up for the task in front of them, but a re-shuffled County side were razor sharp in reply, particularly in the first half where they might have scored 3 or 4 with a shade of luck. In the event they went in 2-0 up , the result of some really clued up play allied to a welcome show of lethality in the finishing department, where Palmer made more than one County fans evening by opening the scoring, and Tom Walker followed his assist for that one with a beauty some 20 minutes in.

Hartlepool turned on the gas after the break and pretty much camped in the County half, and whilst County defended with terrific skill, the fact that the action took place deep in the Hatters last third for a large part, was nerve wracking to say the least. That`s nit-picking however, and should not de…