Showing posts from April, 2018

Stockport County 1 Darlington 1 ( Vanarama National League-North)28 April 2018

County ended the pre play off part of their season with a decent home point, that secured the much sought after fifth place finish ( and with it the home QF tie) in front of 6163 ( a new National League North attendance record!)today at Edgeley Park , against a determined Darlington side.   Crowds Inside & Out ( Andrew Machin) and part of the Pop Side (  home)from old hedgie Those looking for a bit of a nerve tingler, bedecked with 90 odd minutes of none stop excitement, were perhaps disappointed, but they, if they existed at all, would have been in a minority I would guess, as most of the excellent crowd stayed on to applaud their respective teams at the games conclusion signalling if not overwhelming approval of the days fare, then satisfaction on the season thus far laid out before them. If it wasn’t unceasingly exciting, the game was an interesting one, particularly so because County fielded a side with 7 changes in it, with a Wednesday pla

Blyth Spartans 0 Stockport County 1 ( Vanarama National League- North) 21 April 2018

County swept majestically to another well earned triumph at sun drenched   Croft Park today against Blyth Spartans. The Northumbrian side were worthy opponents and put up doughty resistance, keeping the Hatters advantage at 1-0, so this was definitely a good win…worked for and earned against a side that saw us off at our place earlier this season. It was another well balanced team showing from the blues, and the opening 10 or 15 minutes or so seemed to promise a handsome County victory, so sweet were their moves, so present the threat from same. But… element was missing and it’s a vital one….finishing…..and although Warburton and Oswell were on the end of much created by the likes of Winter, Turnbull, Thomas and Duxbury, it looked like ending 0-0 at the break for all that. Typical County attack.... Enter Jimmy Ball….and with the referee thinking of blowing for half time, Duxbury’s pin point throw picked out Ball who did the rest beating the keeper wit