County banished any thoughts of an early season meltdown, as the 3 nil loss to Stalybridge was quickly forgotten with a 3-2 victory against the promotion hopefuls from Lancashire. A Bell-Baggie penalty, a Callum Dyson poacher and a Jake Kirby strike were enough to overcome the County curse of conceding to former players (Baker and Rowe) and beat the runner up from last year’s conference north.
Starting XI: Hurst, Morton, Roberts, O’Hanlon, Ledsham, Rule, Connolly, Baggie, Kirby, Odejayi, Colley
Subs: Ormson, Montrose, Thorniley, Evans, Dyson
Scorers: Baggie (41), Dyson (73), Kirby (94)