Nuneaton Town 1 Stockport County 3 ( Vanarama National League- North) 21 October 2017

County came back with an emphatic bang at Liberty Way today dispatching hosts Nuneaton Town by 3-1, via goals from Oswell, Stopforth anda second half free kick from Jimmy Ball.
Storm Brian fulminated and raged around CV11, but County made light of the conditions creating storm conditions of their own with a performance that warmed the perished cockles of every County fans heart in the crowd 737.
To be fair Borough mastered the prevailing winds also and played their part in a thoroughly entertaining game that fizzed and sparkled throughout.
County had the edge however……up front…where a two pronged attack of Oswell and Warburton had the Warwickshire side constantly stretched….at the back where Michael Clarke returned in magnificent style( in a 3 with Smalley and O’ Halloran)and was only denied a clean sheet by a late penalty which I am moved to call harsh. Elsewhere Ian Ormson( or Osman as the team sheet would have it)started and did pretty well- saving the penalty but not the follow up, a…

Stockport County 1 Blyth Spartans 3 ( Vanarama National League- North) 14 October 2017

In a week when a Dover Sole jumped down a 28 year olds throat in Dorset......... when Jeremy, the left leaning gastropod ( snale)pegged out after fathering 56 offspring in double quick time ( well you would wouldn`t you!)......... and a dying moose in Newfoundland summoned up enough last gasp energy to clout hunter Rodney Buffet , about the head hospitalising him with one glorious swipe of his hoof, I suppose I might have expected this !
With third placed Blyth Spartans in town , and them firing on all cylinders in their first season at this level, I certainly expected a tough battle, a close run thing possibly....but one maybe we might just nick if we played all our cards correctly.
Therein lies the tale unfortunately....the tough battle materialised all right, but County just failed to bring the necessary fire to the party when it mattered.
That said......County did take a first half lead, via a Matty Warburton penalty, but this was almost immediately pegged back by Adam Wrightson'…