13 February 2022

Match Preview: Stockport County (H)

  • Men's

Stockport County sit first in the National League, on 55 points from 27 matches.

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The Hatters have picked up 13 points from their last five league matches, beating Dover, Barnet, Dagenham and Redbridge and Maidenhead.

Their top scorer is Paddy Madden, who has scored 13 goals in all competitions this season.

The Manchester outfit were promoted to the National League in 2019 following a first place finish in the National League North. In their two full seasons in the fifth tier, they have finished eighth and third.

The Opposition Manager

Dave Challinor was appointed by Stockport on the 2nd of November 2021, and he has guided them to top spot in the National League.

In 20 games in charge in all competitions, Challinor has won 15 matches, including a 5-3 win over Bolton Wanderers in the FA Cup.

Previously, he has managed Colwyn Bay, AFC Fylde and Hartlepool United. He guided the latter to League Two after a National League play-off final win over Torquay United. He also took AFC Fylde to a National League Play-Off final in 2018/19, where they lost 3-0 to Salford City.

The Last Meeting

Bromley last took on Stockport on the 13th of November 2021 at Edgeley Park in a televised clash which ended 1-1.

Stockport took the lead through Scott Quigley with the 29-year-old netting in the 49th minute.

A late Liam Hogan own goal rescued a point for the Ravens in the 89th minute following a Luke Coulson cross.

Written by Harrison Eve

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