County Challenge 2 by Ian Watts




Time for another challenge, this one should be a little easier for some of you.

Although at times it only seems like yesterday, it is in fact over 8 years since that memorable Wembley win against upcoming friendly opponents Rochdale.

Such was the team's form during the 2007-08 season run-in, the opening goal for Dale that Monday didn't affect the confidence most of County's following had about the result, So it proved, as ,  a first half own goal, , followed by crackers from Anthony Pilkington and Liam Dickinson, put the Hatters 3-1 ahead, before a consolation for the Lancashire side in the last 15 minutes.

The men who took County to promotion on the Wembley turf that day were:

Conrad Logan, James Smith, Gareth Owen, Jimmy McNulty, Michael Rose, Gary Dicker, Stephen Gleeson (sub Leon McSweeney), Tommy Rowe, Paul Turnbull, Anthony Pilkington and Liam Dickinson (sub Matty McNeil).



Can you match the names above with the clubs they came to County , from using the list below?:

Cork City - Leicester City - Liverpool - Macclesfield Town (x2) - Myerscough College - Oldham Athletic - University College Dublin - Wolverhampton Wanderers - Woodley Sports - Yeovil Town - Youth Team(x2)

The answers to the first challenge are:
Keith Alexander(Saint Lucia), Liam Bridcutt(Scotland), Craig Davies(Wales), Laurent D'Jaffo(Benin), Kevin Francis(St Kitts and Nevis), Tryggvi Gudmundsson(Iceland(), Paul Gundani, (Zimbabwe ), Carl Ikeme(Nigeria), Brad Jones(Australia), Shefki Kuqi(Finland(), Li Ming(China), Martin Nash(Canada), Anthony Pilkington(Republic of Ireland), Mark Poom(Estonia), Ron Staniforth(England), Paul Williams(Northern Ireland)

Aside from the senior names who are involved in National sides, there are still occasional ex-County youngsters in International action. Most recently Frickley's Jameel Ible, a team mate of recent signing Josh Amis during his time in the clubs youth set-up, looked to add to his caps tally for St Kitts and Nevis during the summer.


Ian Watts

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