After returning to winning ways in the league with an impressive win over Hartlepool United in front of BT sport cameras, Town return to action in the FA Trophy having had a weekend with no fixture due To Barnet’s involvement in the FA Cup.
Simon Weaver and his team welcome National League North side Stockport County to The CNG Stadium, with a place in the last of eight of the competition up for grabs.
Weaver will be pleased with Town’s recent form, with the win over Hartlepool following a long away trip to Dover Athletic that resulted in a 2-1 win courtesy of two strikes form Jack Muldoon; ensuring Town got back to winning ways.
A Man of the Match performance from Mark Beck in the Hartlepool game will have also pleased The Gaffer, with Muldoon also picking up his 13th
goal of the season giving his side hope that their recent run was just a blip in the road to success this season.
The Hatters are in good form themselves; arriving at The CNG Stadium in search of their tenth straight victory in all competitions.
In the National League North, County have won seven of their last seven fixtures and are unbeaten in ten, with their most recent loss coming in the FA Cup against Barnet at the beginning of December.
In the last round of the Trophy Stockport overcame National League South side Truro City, with an empathic 5-0 win.
Jim Gannon’s team are flying in the league, they currently sit second on 53 points, four points behind league leaders Chorley and are definitely in the mix for promotion to the National League.
Gannon who was voted into the Stockport county hall of fame after making 383 appearances for the club and has been in charge since January 2016, his third spell in the dugout at the club which also included a spell as the club’s director of football.
Town and Stockport have faced off a total of 11 times in the past, with every meeting except one coming in the National League North.
Town have won five of the fixtures, Stockport have been victorious four times and the two sides came to a stalemate on two occasions.
Their most recent meeting came in January 2018 when Town were 4-1 winners thanks to goals from Jack Emmett, George Thomson, Dom Knowles and Terry Kennedy.
The Town defence will have to be aware of striker Matty Warburton, who has claimed an impressive 21 goals already this season including an impressive performance in the last round of the FA Trophy; netting four past Truro City.
Tickets for the fixture are still available and can be purchased online through the below link until midnight on Friday 1st February, or in the club office up until 3pm on Saturday 2nd February.