South Shields 1 Stockport County 2 ( FACup- 2nd QR) 22 September 2018

County overcame a difficult challenge from on form South Shields , leaders of the Evo Stik Premier today, winning a closely fought FA Cup tie 2-1 with a late snorter from substitute Nyal Bell.
It really was an excellent goal with which to win the match, and immensely satisfying on another level too as it came from a Walker free kick after one of a litany of fouls from Ursene Mouanda( mostly on Stephenson).

I have said it was a closely fought game, and it was, particularly in the first half where, buoyed by the backing of most of the crowd of almost 1800, the Mariners took the lead via a goal from Carl Finnigan.

It took County just 4 minutes to equalise as Walker took advantage of a spill by Shields keeper Liam Connell, and after the break , as the home team tired, so County piled it on, and got their reward.

Thomas was chief `piler onner` for most of the match , but when new man Elliott Osborne joined the fray he was outstanding too, putting the home keeper in difficulties time and time a…

Away Ground Guide - Darlington( Saturday 29 September 2018)

Darlington 1883 Limited Blackwell Meadows, Grange Road, Darlington, DL1 5NR

During 2016/17 Darlington 1883  relocated to Blackwell Meadows,Darlington.