Pre-Season: Nomads 0-3 County

County got their pre-season off to a winning start with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Cheshire Premier Division side Cheadle Heath Nomads.


Nomads were on the back foot immediately as James Ball nodded in a Sam Walker corner as James Gannon named a strong starting eleven for the match.

Two further first half goals from Darren Stephenson secured the victory as Gannon made nine second half changes to ensure the majority of the squad got a run out.

All six of the new signings played at least 45 minutes, whilst youth players Downing and Whitty also made an appearance.

Starting XI: Hinchliffe, Minihan, Hampson, Winter (Capt.), Clarke, O’Halloran, Ball, Walker, Oswell, Warburton, Stephenson.

Second-half XI: Ormson, Downing, Whitty, Cowan, Clarke (O’Halloran, 69), Duxbury, Brazel, Walker (Ball, 69), Etches, Thomas, West.

Goals: Ball (2), Stephenson (33, 42).

Attendance: 650

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