Showing posts from January, 2014

Graham Axon

                                                                        Graham Axon R.I.P. (1945 - 2014) Sadly missed  Graham ,passed away peacefully on the 4th of January following a prolonged illness. His funeral service on January 15th was absolutely bulging at the seams with standing room only such was his popularity and humour. Graham was a long time Stockport County supporter, who like myself was at the promotion game with Chesterfield in 96/97 but, also like me, arrived late and missed the vital goal! Despite County`s spiral of decline of recent years, Graham remained one of the Blue and White Army.     He was also a member of Stockport Harriers and Athletic Club, and will be mainly remembered for his activities, in the 80’s and 90’s, and also for the particular social slant which he brought to the proceedings. Maybe he was one of the old guard, but he certainly enlivened the social scene here in Stockport and for many years on the annual Stockport Harriers

County Youth 8 Crewe Alexandra Youth 3

County retained their top spot in the Football Conference Youth Alliance League with a resounding 8-3 win against Crewe Alexandra at Woodley today. At one time 5-0 down, Crewe fought back commendably in the second half but were never going to dislodge a County side that was clearly superior, despite a fine hat-trick from one of their second half substitutes. Cumberbatch for Jones was the only change in County`s starting line up at 1.30, and it took them only 8 minutes to open their account on a cold afternoon. It started with a neat move involving Ben Spibey, Liam Atkinson and Albert Keeling which initially earned a throw.   Cumberbatch in on goal. Cumberbatch followed this up but he was blocked just inside the box and the ball drifted back to Charlie Mather who lifted it back into the box where Spibey powered his way to a header on goal.   Early County Attack. This and two attempts by Keeling to force the ball home were blocked on the line resulting i

Boston United 0 County 0 : Conference North

Now this was worth travelling a distance on a damp Tuesday night for, as County fought like tigers to more than earn a draw against high scoring (16   goals in last 4 games) Boston United. It was a 0-0 draw but I found no one on the Flyer who was anything less than happy with County`s showing, which had grit.....resolve and not a little organisational nous about it. Heroes abounded for the blues, but first amongst these was Ian Ormson who was truly outstanding throughout topping a first half that included a stupendous double penalty save, with a second 45 in which I was in danger of losing count of the last ditch top notch saves that left the home forwards   munching mud impotently!  Also up for kudos are Duxbury and Jacobs who were tireless and solid throughout constantly matching good defensive work with moments of invention going forward, and Jacobs did this with referee Tankard( I kid you not....Tankard)on his back! All the rest contributed, but a spe