Date: 9th December 2011 at 1:09pm
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Stockport enter the FA Vase in the third round where they were drawn to play against local team Stalybridge Celtic. The Badgers have enjoyed a good start to the 2011-2012 season as they currently sit in 2nd position in the Blue Square North with former Arsenal man James Harvey in charge. So far this season Celtic have played 20 games and from this they have picked up 46 points and sit just 6 points behind the current leaders Hyde with a two game advantage. 

The Badgers play at Bower Fold in Stalybridge and have a ground capacity of 6500. In the past The Celts have enjoyed a somewhat lower league success winning 21 honours in their 102 year history. Their latest honour was in 2003 when Celtic won the Northern Premier League President Cup. 

Jim looks towards the game against Stalybridge  in the FA Vase to be his first win as the return as County boss. 

County are currently  looking to have a fully fit squad with the status ship of  Joe Edwards currently unknown.   Carl Piergianni sets to return back to the county line up after a ankle injury keeping him out of the last three games.  The services of Matty Glennon may be available to Jim as he played against Gateshead on Tuesday. On loan Blackpool keeper Halstead is still at County and if needed will be available for selection.

My prediction for tomorrows game is that county will start several youth players especially after their 7-0 away defeat  to Grimsby  and the 1-0 defeat to Gateshead which only saw County have one shot on target the whole game. I  predict that County have enough to beat Stalybridge but it will be a tough game with The Celts undergoing fantastic form in the league. 

Can County Finally Win After The Return Of Jim???

 

2 Replies to “Cup Fever …”

  • I hate to be negative….but…. another defeat on the cards. 500 from Staleyvegas in a crowd of 2,200 is my prediction. Oh and a biting wind means it will be Pure radio for me again. Aint no superfan you know ….hats off to those going tomorrow.

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