Mr. Ben Atkinson
Match Preview and Report - Stockport County (Home) 24.07.18
By Mark Strickland
Tonight, WTFC take on Stockport County. They have been in the National League North since 2012, however they spent over 100 years in the football league and were sadly relegated in 2011 from league 2.
In regards to a recent head to head record, Stockport last played Town in 2014. A Cheshire Senior Cup tie was scheduled amidst the incredible FA Cup run. The Yellows lost 1-0 to County, but it was a close encounter and 397 turned out to watch the game at the Winner Recruitment Stadium.
SCFC lost 4-1 to Everton U23s last Saturday, but will be maybe even the favourites for today’s game. Meanwhile, the Wire won 4-1 at Runcorn.
The Yellows entered the pitch wearing their changed blue strip for the first time this new campaign. Meanwhile, County were sporting a bright, illuminous yellow jersey with black shorts.
Carden made 5 changes from the triumph at Runcorn. One of the 5 was enforced however, as Jamie McDonald hadn't recovered in time after picking up an ankle injury 3 days prior.
It took 9 minutes for the opening goal. Matty Warbuton curled an effort in from a far, to the delight of the travelling Stockport fans, who showed their appreciation.
A second would follow, with an airing inevitablility about it. Connor Dimaio collected the ball with little harrasment and thunder home from distance.
Less than a minute later though, Tony Gray responded. He recived the ball on the edge of the D, turned his man and fired into the Shed End net.
Mitchell Duggan then almost brought Town level, but hit a tame effort under pressure.
The second half commenced with the Wire still on top. The closest they would come to an equaliser was when substitute, Josh Amis diverted the ball on to the bar with his head.
The win for the visitors was sealed when Ian Ormson, the Stockport keeper found Frank Mulhern at the other end of the pitch, who made it 3-1.
Nyal Bell concluded the defeat with a 4th in late injury time.
Warrington next take on North West Counties Division One North side, Ashton Town AFC on Saturday.