Date: 23rd July 2007 at 5:33pm
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Matty McNeill got a goal on his home debut in the closing seconds at Edgeley Park on Saturday.

Hull City were 2-1 up, when trialist Kevin Hatchi crossed a fantastic ball for Matty McNeill to head home and secure a creditable draw for Stockport County.

Their wasn’t that much of a difference in quality between the two sides, and County definitely held their own for long periods of the time.

However Nick Barmby gave the Championship side the lead after about half an hour when he rolled the ball past County keeper Chris Adamson and into the bottom left hand corner of the goal.

But it was only 1-0 for a matter of minutes, when Adam Griffin receieved the ball on the right and curled the ball past Boaz Myhil into the bottom corner of the goal to make it 1-1.

County changed their keeper at half time, with trialist Legzdins coming on for Adamson. The first thing he had to do was pick the ball out of the back of the net as Ian Ashbee curled a beauty from 25 yards into the top corner of the goal.

Changes were made by both sides, so many that I lost count but I made it around 14 changes made in the space of about twenty minutes during the second half. Jim Gannon brought on Kevin Hatchi, a French trialist, who impressed the County fans with long throws, quick feet and impressive pace.

And when Proudlock received the ball in the box in the 93rd minute, he turned and pushed the ball outwide to Hatchi, who on the first attempt crossed the ball to the far post, for Matty McNeill to head in the top corner to the delight of the County fans.

So, I got it out of the way! The first game in over two months and I can say that I enjoyed it. Don’t know about everybody else now but I can’t wait for the 11th August and the visit of Dagenham. The Cheadle End will be packed, the Main Stand will be packed and possibly the Vernon Stand may be relatively full!

So four games, no defeats and we are looking an OK side! Ashton United up next, tomorrow night at 7:45pm.

10/07/07 19:45 – UCD 1-1 Stockport County
14/07/07 15:00 – Hednesford Town 0-4 Stockport County
17/07/07 18:30 – Cheadle Heath Nomads 1-7 Stockport County U21s
21/07/07 15:00 – Stockport County 2-2 Hull City
24/07/07 19:45 – Ashton United V Stockport County U21s
28/07/07 15:00 – Stockport County V Cardiff City
31/07/07 19:45 – Worcester City V Stockport County
01/08/07 19:30 – Woodley Sports V Stockport County U21s
04/08/07 15:00 – Crewe Alexandra V Stockport County
07/08/07 19:45 – Kendal Town V Stockport County U21s