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By Niall Owens

Cheshire Senior Cup First Round

The Villagers head to Edgeley Park the home National League North side Stockport County in the First Round of the Cheshire Senior Cup on Tuesday evening.

Ahead of the contest manager Steve Lloyd has been able to recall centre half Jack McKay to his match day squad as they look to use the cup as a distraction from their continual league woes.

Having lost seven straight league games since their victory away to West Didsbury & Chorlton in November the club now face a uphill battle to beat the drop.

Our hosts on Tuesday evening have a illustrious history, and County have won the Cheshire Senior Cup 5 times with their most recent success coming in the 2015/16 season when they beat Tranmere Rovers in extra time.

Stockport County a History:

Stockport County joined the Football League in 1900 and competed in it continuously from 1905 to 2011. The team spent most of their history in the lower reaches of the Football League, but the 1990s were more successful with the club competing in Division One five seasons, whilst they also reached the League Cup semi-finals in 1996–97.

However, instability on and off the pitch eventually led to Stockport falling back to the lower divisions. The club were relegated out of the Football League for the first time in their history at the end of 2010-11 season. At the end of 2012/13 season Stockport were relegated to the National League North where they have remained since.

This Season:
The Hatters find themselves just 2 points outside of the playoff spots in 9th place in the National League North, and were denied a win against league leaders Salford City with Salford levelling the game deep into added on time.

Date: Tuesday 9th January

Venue: Edgeley Park, Hardcastle Road, Stockport SK3 9DD

Kick-off: 7.45pm

Admission Prices:
Adults – £5, Concessions – £3, Aged 6-17 – £3, U6’s – Free

Updated 18:27 - 24 Mar 2018 by Niall Owens

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