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Stockport County 1 Kidderminster Harriers 2( Vanarama National League- North) 28 October 2017

The weather was vile, and matters did not improve on the park today where County served up a dire performance to lose a game against Kidderminster Harriers that they looked to have won.
Heard this before? Yes....for sure, and it was all the more painful bearing in mind the abysmal showing that the visitors put up in the first 45 minutes. County were the better side before the break, but totally failed to test Brandon Hall ,between the sticks, for Harriers. 
It was no classic then, in fact the football from both sides was distinctly uninspiring, to the extent that surprise probably outweighed relief when Warburton popped up to take advantage of an error by Hall to give County a half time lead.

That should have been that...shut up shop...keep 'em good attacking football it in style...either way would have done, but instead County's lackadaisical approach to possession retention ( Gary Stopforth apart) undid them, allowing Harriers into a game they should have …

Iconic Limited Edition County Shirt !

Iconic Limited Edition County Shirt.

The  image immediately below of the iconic white shirt with blue chest band shows the inimitable Bill Atkins sealing victory with our second goal in the 2-0 FA Cup victory over Barrow at Edgeley Park in December 1968.

Alex Young, with an audacious flick at the Cheadle End, scored the first goal in front of the round’s biggest attendance, 11,645.
The former Everton star had made his Hatters’ debut the previous week when nearly 14,000 turned out to watch the club’s £15,000 record-signing help his new team beat Luton 2-0. Atkins again scored our second goal with Freddie Goodwin grabbing the first.

County were in a rich vein of form at the time, and their promotion-push was gathering momentum. Six days after the Cup victory Gillingham arrived at EP and were put to the sword, returning to Kent on the wrong end of a 5-0 battering.

Big Bill hit a brace, Johnny Price also scored two with Albert Harley adding the other.
The County team that beat B…