Southport 3 Stockport County 1( Vanarama National League- North) 20 January 2018

County took their supporters on a white knuckle ride today at Haigh Avenue , where……leading Southport by 1-0 at half time, a score that, despite a last 20 minutes period in the half where Southport took the game noticeably to County, hardly flattered them.
With Stephenson and Thomas showing great skill down the flanks ,and the defence looking sound, things were looking up as the teams headed off the park at circa 3.45.However….the re-start saw a complete turn around as Southport tore into County with a zeal and energy almost totally absent from their game in the first 45 minutes. In response County, whose defence, had shut the Sandgrounders out in the first half, imploded big time thereafter shipping 3 goals without reply to a Southport side rejuvenated by the inclusion of several new faces in their numbers , all of whom were motoring considerably in the second half. In the end, despite a valiant effort late on from County, it was almost impossible to argue that the 3-1 score line was a…

Away Ground Guide - Harrogate Town ( Tuesday 23 January 2018)


Stockport County 3 Kidderminster Harriers 0 ( FA Trophy- 2nd Round Replay)16 January 2018

Stockport County majestically strode into Round 3 of the FA Trophy, and a tie against National Leaguers Maidenhead United, last night with an emphatic 3-0 win against 16 game unbeaten Kidderminster Harriers.
It was a beast of a night…..and I wondered whether Dante had imagined such a foul backdrop to the game as thunder…lightning….snow and sleet hammered at us to the accompaniment of a lethal wind that pierced to the bone and threatened the extremities!

Thankfully County paid the prevailing conditions scant heed, and proceeded to do a job against a Harriers side that had come to win and thought they knew just how to do it.
Kidderminster did more than their share of attacking, but John Eustace’s side were just unable to add the essential ingredient on the end of all the stylish passing….a decent finish. Great credit in this respect must go to County who defended like lions all evening.
With winger Adam Thomas pressed into service at right back, it was reasonable maybe to wonder if County w…