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Stockport County 1 Brackley Town 1 ( Vanarama National League - North) 17 November 2018

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Now then….the world is awash with stories about `great escapes`. You will know about most of them and perhaps have a personal favourite whether it be Pat Reid and Airey Neave`s escape from Colditz in WW2, or Frank Morris and the Anglin Brothers who made light work it seems of getting away from the escape proof Alcatraz prison. Maybe none of these….perhaps one of Houdini`s catalogue does it for you or dear old Ronnie Briggs and his mates, but you can shelve all those as County performed a classic today when faced with the seemingly unbreachable defences of a tough as teak Brackley Town side at an uncharacteristically sun drenched Edgeley Park.



Anyone expecting a repeat of last Saturday`s heroics against Yeovil from County, just did not know the history twixt these two sides, and they certainly had not factored in just how relentlessly cussed the Northamptonshire side can be.
Sure…I was hoping for a buccaneering County victory ( we owed Brackers one or two did we not !), but after the blue…

Away Ground Guide - Blyth Spartans( Tuesday 20 November 2018)

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Blyth Spartans Association Football Club Limited - Croft Park, Plessey Road, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 3JE

Croft Park waswarm and sunny last season as County took all the points off the Northumbrian side towards season's end  .






The Stadium.
Croft Park is a decent ground with a fine main stand, which County fans,( after parting with an additional couple of quid ) could make use of. Last term most took up position on the covered terrace behind one goal and part way along the adjoining standing areas, where , despite segregation, the two sets mingled OK.
They got on well most notably in the Masons Arms prematch where the SCAN Presentations to Tommy Sword and DaveLawson took placeamidst much singing and high spirits.


Sustenance!
There was a small catering unit available to the away following. This was nothing special at all, but hedgie’s hot dog was OK and much else on offer looked fairly eatable too.
Programme.
`Spartans’ at £2 for 32 pages was decent value, and not a bad read also.