Match preview: Stockport County (h)

The Spireites will be looking to bounce back from their 4-2 loss against Bromley on Saturday, as they take on Stockport County today (3pm), live on BT Sport. The players will have the support of the Blues as it’s set to be a sell-out at the Technique Stadium, and Paul Cook could also be boosted by the return of some key players. The gaffer could also be looking to ring the changes to freshen things up against the league leaders. 

Here’s all you need to know…

Date: Monday, May 2, 2022

Kick-off: 3pm

Competition: National League

Opponents: Stockport County 

Where: Technique Stadium


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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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It is also available via Alexa.

Commentary is provided by Phil Tooley. It is sponsored by iDeal Flooring – check out their website here:

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 manager Paul Cook 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. 

Paul Cook will be hopeful that Manny Oyeleke will be fit and ready to start. The midfielder featured on the bench last time out but didn’t get onto the pitch. 

Nathan Tyson made his first appearance in several months on Saturday. The striker made an impact when coming off the bench and could be in contention for a starting place today.

Akwasi Asante, Jim Kellermann and Gavin Gunning were all absent last time out and all three will be hoping to pass their fitness tests ahead of the fixture.

Meanwhile, Spireites fans around the world will be hoping that Danny Rowe is given to go-ahead to feature in the squad. 

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, and arguably one of the biggest clubs in the Vanarama National League. County 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 2000s 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 21 goals this season.

The Spireites’ last three: (L/W/L)

Lost – Halifax 2-0 Chesterfield – National League

Won – Chesterfield 3-2 Dover – National League

Lost – Bromley 4-2 Chesterfield – National League

The Hatters’ last three: (L/W/L)

Won – Stockport 1-0 Solihull – National League

Lost – Yeovil 2-1 Stockport – National League

Lost – Stockport 1-2 Boreham Wood – National League 

The Spireites picked up a point on the road against Stockport earlier this season.