Maidenhead United 0 Stockport County 2 ( Vanarama National League) Tuesday 14 September 2021

    (All words and images by  hedgegrower)     Well, that was better! County showed their travelling fans a much more acceptable side of themselves with a commanding performance against Maidenhead United who never really looked like challenging the blues all evening at a relatively balmy York Road. Peddants   amongst us will point to the fact that for much of the game they were playing against 10 and then 9 men as the Magpie`s discipline went walk-about, but I remember Saturday and then imagine the trauma that result will have induced in every one of them, and noted that not once all evening did the home team look likely to make a dent in County`s confidence.   The margin of victory was 2-0 via a goal in each half from Rooney and then Reid , and whilst it could be argued that we did not fully take advantage of the numerical advantage we enjoyed, `a win is a win ` and this one gave a decent sized County following (I stopped counting at 351)a real lift . So I will take that , a

Stockport County 0 Yeovil Town 3 ( Vanarama National League) Saturday 11 September 2021

  This was truly awful. We had a bucket collection at half time for the excellent charity Mentell` but just what this County display did to the mental health of over 5000 Stockport citizens present I hesitate to ask, although it is fairly safe to say the several hundred who travelled up from Somerset would   have been pretty chipper following a decent display by their team.   The above two crowd shots from Andrew Machin. News of 2 new signings offered a modicum of hope that maybe matters would improve pitch- side today, but alas that was not the way it turned out.   Reid for Collar and Hogan for Keane were County`s only changes from the game at Boreham Wood, and whilst I could envisage that the manager would want Hogan back, I could not help but be somewhat disappointed that it was at the expense of Keane who has been showing up pretty well of late.    Hogan back.       Alex Reid`s inclusion pleased me but the game saw him starved of the kind of service he needs ( think Benne