Match Preview: Stockport County

21 Dec 2017 in News

Match Preview: Stockport County Match Preview: Stockport County

Curzon return to action this Saturday at 3pm, as The Nash take on local rivals Stockport County, in a Christmas cracker at the Tameside Stadium.

 

John Flanagan’s side head into the game on the back of a hard-fought 1-0 win away at North Ferriby on Tuesday night. Ryan Brooke was on the score sheet for the first time since his return, to ensure The Nash came away with all three points.

The visitors also recorded an away win last time out, overcoming Evo Stik Premier side, Lancaster City 3-1 in the FA Trophy.

Curzon’s win was the first in five games, however The Nash’s home form puts John Flanagan and his team in good stead going into Saturday, as they head into the game with just one league defeat at the Tameside Stadium this season.

County head into the clash on the back of impressive recent form, with the away side recording just one defeat in their last five league games.

Despite recent contrasting form, the sides are tightly knit in the league table with just one point and two places separating the two. Curzon sit in 12th on 28 points, and Stockport in 10th on 29.

Last time we met

The last time the two sides locked horns resulted in agony for the Nash, as Stockport edged the FA Cup second round qualifier 1-0 at Edgeley Park back in September.

Despite Adam Thomas’ goal being the only one of the game, Curzon dominated for the majority of the tie and nearly earned a replay in the dying seconds, as Matt Regan crashed an effort against the bar from six yards with the last kick of the game.

Thoughts of the Manager

Ahead of the game we spoke to manager, John Flanagan and got his thoughts going into Saturday’s clash: “I don’t think the County team out there at the moment is the best County team I’ve ever seen, and as we saw in the FA Cup game which we lost 1-0 there’s nothing in it and I think we’ve just got to believe in ourselves.”

Flanagan also said: “I think if we have confidence and we use the crowd, and extra people who are watching as a lift to give us a leg up rather than something to hold us back, I think we can use it to our favour and hopefully the players can rise to the occasion.”

Current Form (all competitions)

Curzon Ashton: WLDDLL

Last result: North Ferriby United 0-1 Curzon Ashton, Vanarama National League North

Stockport County: WWLWDD

Last result: Lancaster City 1-3 Stockport County, Buildbase FA Trophy

The Stadium

Tameside Stadium

Richmond Street

Ashton under Lyne

OL7 9HG

Admission Prices

Adults - £12  

Concession - £6  

U16 - Free with junior season ticket or school voucher

Season ticket holders will need to produce their relevant match voucher in their season ticket books to gain access.

Turnstiles

The turnstiles will open at approximately 1.30pm

Segregation will be in place for Saturday's game, away fans are advised to enter through turnstiles B & C, at the far end of the ground. 

Bars and Food

Access to the conference and events room is via the main stand.

The snack bar will serve hot food and non-alcoholic drinks before the match and at half time

The Nash bar will also be open

There will also be a bar located in the away end for this fixture.

Match Programme and Merchandise

Match programmes are priced at £2.50 and are available to buy from sellers inside the ground.

The Nash shop is located inside the ground and will selling hats, scarves, badges as well as this season's home and away replica shirts.

Car Parking and Public Transport

Parking is very limited at the ground and supporters using the clubs car park should be aware of young children in the area.

Parking is also available at Ashton Moss, only a 5-10 minute walk from the stadium.

The nearest tram stop is Ashton West at the top of Richmond Street - a five minute walk from the stadium.

Please ensure that you respect our neighbours and community and that you avoid parking on Kendal Avenue.

Thank you for your co-operation

 

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