Stockport County 1 Guiseley AFC 1 ( Vanarama National League- North) 13 August 2018

County`s plans for 3 points from last nights game with Guiseley AFC , to boost their assault on the top of the division, took a knockat the hands of the determined Yorkshire side who came away from Edgeley Park with a not undeserved point from a 1-1 draw.
The evening did not start well for County , indeed before a ball was kicked we sort of sensed that Lady Luck was already preparing a swing or two of her fashion accessory in our direction and the carnage had begun with the news that both County’s central defenders from Saturday, Chris Smalley and Ash Palmer had picked up injuries on Monday and would not play.
Just what we did not need added to the forced absence of Scott Duxbury.

This meant a debut at centre back for Jordan Downing alongside Jordan Keane who slotted back alongside him. The duo were flanked by Cowan to their right and a second debutant in Josh Askew , here on loan from Salford City to fill some of the gap left by Duxbury`s injury, to their left.

So…..not good…..and it soo…

Away Ground Guide- Bradford Park Avenue( Saturday 18 August 2018)

Club Name: Bradford Park Avenue
Nickname:   The Avenue
Founded: 1863 as Bradford F.C changed to Bradford Park Avenue in 1907
Ground Name: Horsfall Stadium
Ground Capacity: 3,500 (1800 seated)

Admission Prices 2018/19:   

Adults £12
Concessions £9(o65)
Students (on production of NUS card) £7
Under 16s £2 

The Horsfall Stadium is a frustrating place at which to watch football. 
There's a big stand that is more than adequate for Division 6, and plenty of room around the perimeter to stand and watch if that is your bag of beans, but because the stadium is an athletics facility, the stand is a fair distance from where things are happening on the field of play. So bring some binoculars with you!

Normally , in addition , the weather is foul, and you  risk double pneumonia whilst standing around the edge of the track at a cold magnet only bettered by the Bescot ( or whatever it is called today) and Fratton Park in February.Yes....the venue attracts th…