Date: 30th June 2007 at 10:30pm
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The first game of November saw league leaders Lincoln City visit Edgeley Park for a huge clash. County were unbeaten in four in the league, but Lincoln were steamrolling every team in sight on their way to the top. However, form does not decide the game. The performance on the day does. And a world-class performance is what County gave that day, absolutely hammering the league leaders 2-0. Michael Rose scored a curling free kick, before Michael Malcolm lobbed the keeper from 40 yards out as County moved up to tenth in the league table.

A break from league action and a FA Cup first round tie at Exeter City was on the card for the following weekend. It was a game that County would have to be professional in to run out winners. When Tes Bramble gave County the lead it looked as though it would be a rout, but Exeter levelled just before half time to make the game interesting. However, Bramble handed Proudlock the winner on a plate with ten minutes to go to secure County a second round clash with Wycombe Wanderers.

And what else do you want when you`re on a good run of form but a nice short away trip to Chester City on a Friday night? It was chaos in Chester as County packed the terrace. It was chucking it down, just like the old days, and fans weren`t getting in until 15 minutes after kick off. Comparing this to the last few weekends was pretty boring really. An average County performance was a let down, however David Poole still gave County the lead after half an hour before Jon Walters equalised for Chester in the second half. The game just pottered out to a 1-1 draw, with little entertainment for the 2000 County fans on the soaking wet terrace.

It was one local derby followed by another, as Macclesfield at home followed Chester away. County unbeaten in six in the league were taking on a re-inspired Paul Ince`s Macclesfield. And it was Macclesfield who took a surprise lead through a McIntyre penalty just before half time. But with just 15 minutes to go, Adam Proudlock slotted the ball into the open goal after a horrendous mix-up between Macclesfield keeper and defender, which resulted in both having broken legs. It really was an unlucky way for Macclesfield to concede the equaliser.

All in all it was quite a successful month for County, four games. No defeat and a passage through to the second round of the FA Cup. Edgeley Park was on the up; we were now 11th after 19 games. Play-offs were looking a possibility once again.

 

3 Replies to “Season Review – November”

  • Just thinking of THAT game against Lincoln was class. Remember the atmosphere? How good was it?!

  • Best atmos for me was whupping Wrexham at EP back last September. Coming out the ground and all the streets seemed to be filled with singing. It was as if everyone realised that something had changed. County were looking up instead of over their shoulders!

  • Yep, Wrexham at EP but also Swindon at when the record was broken. Great buzz in the pubs. Also before the Hartlepool game on Castle street. Electric!

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