Chor­ley whets ap­petite

Stockport Express - - Sport - SAM BYRNE

JIM Gan­non’s men re­turn to Edge­ley Park this week­end to play host to play-off chas­ing Chor­ley.

The Hat­ters have failed to beat them on home soil since drop­ping into the sixth tier of English foot­ball in 2013 – and the Gan­non is look­ing for­ward to a “bumper tie” back in front of County’s home sup­port.

And af­ter an ugly point at Bos­ton on Satur­day, Gan­non is rel­ish­ing a more at­trac­tive prospect this time around.

“I’m de­lighted that the hard work and en­deav­our we showed at Bos­ton paid off.

“I’d have been re­ally dis­ap­pointed with the na­ture of the de­feat had it been to two long throws – we knew it was a threat as they’ve caught teams cold with it re­cently, and they’re a tough side to deal with.

“But it wasn’t a pretty game, and I’m re­ally pleased that we kept our­selves in it.

“We’ve come to three tough places in Dar­ling­ton, Nuneaton and now Bos­ton and come out of them un­beaten – and now we’re in a po­si­tion where the Chor­ley game on Satur­day is a re­ally ex­cit­ing one.

“If we win then we jump above them into the play-offs, and so we’ll be hop­ing for a re­ally good game of foot­ball in front of a bumper crowd, and the chance to get our­selves right into the mix head­ing into the usual busy Christ­mas pe­riod.”

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