Stockport County’s burning desire to reclaim their Football League status, which was lost in 2011, has been enhanced by a fruitful festive period.
Stalybridge Celtic must still be wondering how they failed to post a seventh straight victory following their goalless draw at Lancaster City in BetVictor Northern Premier League, premier division.
Ryan Brooke ended his three-and-a-half month goal drought to help earn Mossley a deserved draw at home to second-placed Trafford.
Mossley’s lack of firepower was evident in the home defeat by Colne in BetVictor Northern Premier League’s north west division.
Stalybridge Celtic were more comfortable winners than the scoreline suggested as they triumphed at Ashton United in the first round of the Integro League Cup.