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Stockport County 3 Stamford AFC 0 ( FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round) Saturday 16 October 2021

           (All words by hedgegrower, images by hedgegrower and Andrew Machin )   I had looked forward with some relish to this game from the moment the draw was announced. It was a chance to exchange National League normality for a dash of FA Cup excitement as County hosted Stamford FC of Northern Premier League, Division 1 Midlands . The Daniels, had already played 5 FA Cup games to get this far, and for   sure they would be firing on all cylinders backed by their travelling supporters.  Just off the coach !  ( More Stamford images at half time in report)         Respect was called for then, and a total absence of complacency from County as they took the field against Graham Drury`s side, and from where I was that is what appeared to have happened as County overcame a potential banana skin of a tie claiming a place in Round One Proper of the FA Cup with a business like   3-0 win against opponents who battled for 90 odd minutes and might have nicked one in the 93 rd . The vi