County Await League Ruling


Pic – Mike Petch


Stockport County face an anxious wait to see if the result from the weekends game against Hyde will stand. 

The local Derby against league rivals Hyde was abandoned with just minutes remaining and The Hatters leading 1-0 courtesy of a first-half Kristian Dennis strike.

The referee took the players off the pitch in the 88th minute after a period of heavy rain left the pitch unplayable.

After a 15 minute break and after the rain had subsided, the referee returned to the pitch with his assistants for an inspection, however there was too much standing water and the referee decided to abandon proceedings.

Both clubs now await the leagues decision on wether the game will be replayed or if the result should stand.

Match Highlights

The game itself saw County heading for a league double over already relegated Hyde thanks to the Kristian Dennis strike.

The striker returning from injury after a six game absence scored the games only goal on 39 minutes with a superb finish after being played through by Greg Wilkinson.

However things didn’t go all County’s way in the second half as defender Matthew Todd saw red on 70 minutes after bringing down Hyde’s Connor Hughes just outside the area when the Hyde attacker was clean through.

This set up a frantic final 20 minutes when the monsoon like conditions started to affect the game with the referee finally calling a halt to proceedings on 88 minutes.

Both teams now await the leagues decision with an outcome expected by this Thursday.



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