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Stockport County 1 AFC Fylde 2 ( Vanarama National League- North) 27 September 2016

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I was proud of my team last night!
Oh……yes……there they were….faced with the task of matching skills with hugely funded ….big spending….table topping juggernauts …AFC Fylde, and expected not only to lose but to be leathered in the process…..by some experts anyway!

That was the prognosis pre match, as I say …from some….. on paper, but we all know about matches played on paper…on grass it turned out altogether a different ball game- one in whichCounty played assured football whilst taking the game to opponents that played for time from early in the first half being content to find touch rather than seek to delight us with their apparently precocious talents.

To be fair they did look a strong outfit, and to be equally fair they made their physicality count, capping a particularly loathsome display with a seriously bad foul that stopped the game for 10 minutes whilst Scott Duxbury received treatment prior to being stretchered off, not to return, after being comprehensively taken out via Dom C…

Curzon Ashton 1 Stockport County 2 ( Vanarama National League- North) 24 September 2016

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County left it late today, but came away with all the points at the Tameside Stadium against a Curzon Ashton side that probably could not believe their luck when they somehow snatched the lead late on.
The white shirted blues had dominated play from the first whistle, and to let one slip took the wind out of their sails for a while during which time, marshalled by Alex Brown, and sustained by a series of rib ticklers from Andy Watson the home side started to look a tad better than they had done previously.
But once again JG’s substitutions were right on the money …


….enter substitute Sam Minihan ….and a brilliant diving header from him made it 1-1. Into added time and with County striving for that win….it came when Michael Clarke served up another `goal of the season’ effort that threatened to remove the netting from its moorings, after a prodigious effort from Glen Rule, a half time substitute for Ball, had kept County moving forward!

That was simply brilliant, and no more than County de…