Match preview: Stockport County (a)

The Spireites will be backed by approximately 2,000 supporters at Edgeley Park this evening when they face Stockport County in a huge top of the table clash. Stockport currently sit at the summit of the Vanarama National League, with the Blues just behind in second. It’s sure to be a tense atmosphere, with the stadium sold-out. Danny Webb will take charge of the team once again, after an impressive two wins on the trot since acting as caretaker manager. 

Here’s all you need to know…

Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Kick-off: 7:45pm

Competition: National League

Opponents: Stockport County

Where: Edgeley Park


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Live radio commentary

Our in-house radio station, 1866 Sport, will provide commentary of all our National League games over the 2021/22 season. Supporters will be able to listen to full match commentary on the game, as well as pre-match/post-match analysis.  

Don’t forget that 1866 Sport is on air 24-hours a day, seven days a week! 

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Social media

Our official Twitter page ( will provide regular updates on the match. It is also the place to find our exclusive goal GIFs, which are used when a player scores a goal. 

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Our official Instagram page will keep you posted with key moments and content throughout the day on our stories:

The post-match interview with Danny Webb will be posted to our YouTube channel soon after the game is finished:

Highlights of the game will also be posted to our YouTube Channel. 

Danny Webb has some tough decisions to make ahead of the game. With plenty of options to choose from and some players being assessed ahead of kick-off, it’s sure to be a selection headache for the gaffer.

Laurence Maguire and Curtis Weston missed the 2-1 win over Dagenham & Redbridge due to slight injuries and Webb said in Monday’s press conference that they will need to be assessed ahead of the game. The pair will participate in light training before the game.

Tom Denton, who missed out on the squad last time out, will be hoping he has done enough to regain his place in the squad.

Jak McCourt was awarded his first start since November against Dagenham & Redbridge and was selected as Man of the Match after the game. The midfielder will be looking to keep his place in the side for the coming fixtures. 

Fact file

Name: Stockport County 

Nicknames: The Hatters

Founded: 1883

Stadium: Edgeley Park

Address: Hardcastle Road, Stockport, England, SK3 9DD

Capacity: 10,852

Manager: Dave Challinor

On Stockport County

The club are a well-established club across England, and arguably one of the biggest clubs in the Vanarama National League. County have played in the Football League continuously for 106 years until 2011, mostly in the lower divisions. 

The club fell down the divisions in the early 2000’s after financial difficulties and was relegated out of the Football League at the end of the 2010–11 season, followed by relegation to the sixth tier in 2012–13. The eventually won promotion back to the fifth tier in 2018–19, where they have been ever since.

The team have played in blue and white kits since 1914; their original colours were red and white. The club is nicknamed “The Hatters” after the town’s former hat-making industry. Stockport have played at Edgeley Park since 1902.

This season, Stockport County are on track to gain promotion from the National League and regain their Football League status. 

One to watch

Paddy Madden is a well-established striker, who has a rich history of scoring goals in the English Football League. Madden has scored over 150 goals in his career, for clubs such as Carlisle United, Scunthorpe United and Fleetwood Town. The striker also made an appearance for the Republic of Ireland in 2013. The 31-year-old has scored 17 goals for Stockport County, since joining in March 2021.

The Spireites’ last three: (D/W/W)

Drew – Chesterfield 0-0 Aldershot – National League 

Won – Eastleigh 0-1 Chesterfield – National League

Won – Chesterfield 2-1 Dagenham – National League

The Hatters’ last three: (W/W/W)

Won – Stockport 3-0 Maidenhead United – National League 

Won – Barnet 0-5 Stockport – National League

Won – Stockport 1-0 Dover Athletic – National League

The Spireites fell to a 2-0 defeat at Edgeley Park the last time the two sides met.