Turn­around de­light for the faith­ful

Stockport Express - - Sport - FAN’S VIEW IAN DOO­LEY

AF­TER one of the worst per­for­mances of the sea­son, County com­pletely turn things around with two of the very best!

Chor­ley came to EP with a rep­u­ta­tion of both scor­ing and win­ning, the fact that they’d lost the pre­vi­ous week­end ap­par­ently meant they were go­ing to get things back on track by beat­ing us, ha­haha how things turn around.

It was the men in blue that gave the les­son in pure foot­ball and the high fly­ing vis­i­tors were sent home well and truly beaten.

To a man, County played some ex­cel­lent foot­ball, it’s hard to sin­gle out any in­di­vid­ual, Matty War­bur­ton of course, you don’t get a hat-trick that of­ten, and from the subs bench too but across the park the County lads ran rings around the Mag­pies.

Their main man, Teague, so of­ten the thorn in our past meet­ings was a shadow of him­self due to the way Nyal Bell and then Matty ran him ragged; the other half of Chor­ley’s de­fence was Court­ney Mep­pen-Wal­ters who gave Adam Thomas no trou­ble due largely to the amount of tim­ber he was car­ry­ing.

Yes 3-0 was a great score­line but the per­for­mance was just as im­por­tant and war­ranted a 10 out of 10 from the de­part­ing faith­ful.

On Satur­day we car­ried on where we’d left off. A short trip to Cur­zon Ash­ton and an­other great per­for­mance.

The “NASH” played some nice foot­ball for the first five min­utes – sadly they then re­verted to type, kick­ing any­thing that came their way then com­plain­ing when they fell over.

Joe Guest com­mit­ted the most cyn­i­cal of tack­les on Adam Thomas and got a fin­ger wag­ging from the ref­eree while Nyal Bell re­ceived a yel­low for a com­ing to­gether of shoul­ders.

Hon­estly, I counted a hand­ful of fouls yet Mr Speedie, the ref, be­came whis­tle happy and the game be­came frac­tured be­cause of it yet County car­ried on, Ash Palmer was sent crash­ing to the ground and Sam Walker duly dis­patched the penalty at the end of the first half.

In the sec­ond the pres­sure was all one way and the pres­sure was re­warded when El­liott Os­bourne smashed in the sec­ond from the edge of the area.

The tack­les got worse, both benches got in­volved but the play­ers just con­tin­ued to press and if I’m hon­est Frank Mul­h­ern could have bagged a hat-trick if he’d only kept his com­po­sure. So we have form, con­fi­dence and there are two cup games next week.

Come on County, our name’s on at least one of them!

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●●Frank Mul­h­ern

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