Jack’s Back But County Held


Stockport County introduced Jack Ryan to the Edgeley Park faithful just before kick-off as the striker returns on loan from Preston North End until February.

Ryan was recalled by Preston earlier this season after he had originally agreed a 93 day loan deal with The Hatters at the start of the season, he now returns to complete the remaining 40 something days after a deal was struck in the last few days, with County allegedly beating competition from Barrow for the strikers signature.

Another new signing Danny Glover made his debut after his move from Conference North rivals Hednesford earlier in the week, however he was unable to inspire County to 3 points as they were held by a resilient Colwyn Bay side who made life difficult for County and ensured The Seagulls went home with a share of the spoils.

Louis Moss gave Colwyn an early lead on 18 minutes when he was on hand to convert Obi Anoruo’s cross at the second time of asking after his initial effort was blocked by Glenn Belezika.

County never really looked like equalising before the break, despite the majority of possession and pressure in the opposition half, with chances being created there was nothing clear cut really and Colwyn Bay led 1-0 at the break.

Just before the hour mark with Stockport still trailing, manager Alan Lord made a double substitution with Jamie Milligan and Chris Churchman replacing Bobby Lofthouse and Chris Sharp, this was to have a positive affect on the game with the latter, scoring an impressive 20 yard effort with his ‘weaker’ left foot to level the score at 1-1 just some 10 minutes or so after coming on.

Despite the fight-back from County, Colwyn Bay were resilient throughout and defended superbly to ensure a point and keep their impressive away record going.

Afterwards Alan Lord admitted his side weren’t at their best in the first half, but played significantly better in the second. You can hear Lordy’s full thought’s here after Jon Keighren from Pure 107.8fm spoke to him post match.



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