Preview: County vs Curzon Ashton

County take on Curzon Ashton in a game that many are considering the easiest of what is a tough month, and with three points up-for-grabs that could see the Hatters move back into the play-offs, it is an incredibly important game. 


Team news: 

Jim Gannon will have a strong squad to choose from, with no new injuries since last weeks match against Chorley. Jimmy Ball will be hoping to continue a positive week aftersigning a contract until the end of 2019. Kaine Felix will be pushing for a start after an impressive second half cameo against the Magpies, whilst Kayode Odejayi and Josh Amis will both be looking to push Sefton Gonzales out of the starting XI. New signing Harry Winter will also go straight into the team after clearance came through for his transfer from FC United earlier in the week.


County’s form has been indifferent over the last few weeks, with tough matches against Chorley and Kidderminster, The Hatters have faltered on their play-off push. Despite this, they currently sit seventh in the form table above the likes of Fylde, Chorley and Kidderminster. With Halifax losing midweek, County will be hoping to take full advantage and hope that the Yorkshire side struggle against Bradford Park Avenue.



Curzon Ashton are one of the form teams of the bottom half of the table, with two wins and a draw in their last five matches. The Nash sit 11 points clear of the relegation zone and will be hoping to build upon their positive results recently against Gainsborough and Alfreton. Former Ashton defender Connor Hampson is also expected to make his fourth appearance for County against his old club.


Tickets will be the usual for league matches, with adults costing £15, concessions costing £10 and children costing £5 (or free for under 6’s). Curzon Ashton supporters will be housed in the Pop Side although many have stated that they won’t be attending due to the high prices at Edgeley Park. Nevertheless, County fans should expect to see around 50-100 away supporters making the short trip south to Stockport.


If you can’t make the game at the weekend, you can follow on Pure 107.8 FM with full match build up and commentary. Whilst the Stockport County Facebook and Twitter accounts will also be keeping fans up to date with what’s happening at the match. Stockport Express reporter Sam Byrne will also be providing updates via his Twitter account. For the rest of the Vanarama National League North, download the app or head to their website. The site are the most up-to-date with goals and league positions in non-league.


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