Stockport County were back in action after a 12-day break and demonstrated the benefits of a good rest by returning to winning ways against in-form Walsall at Edgeley Park.
Stockport County began their festive programme with a Boxing Day trip to fellow top-three club Barrow, and returned from Cumbria with a hard-earned draw following a pulsating two-goal comeback that leaves them four points clear at the head of the table.
Stockport County’s final away-jaunt of the regular season took them to East London where they ran riot against League Two champions Leyton Orient to chalk up a three-goal victory and guarantee at least a finish in the play-offs.
Stockport County’s FA Cup campaign continued with gusto as a Will Collar hat-trick saw them
knock out League One Charlton in their live televised second-round replay at Edgeley Park.
The beginning of Stockport County’s FA Cup campaign saw them progress to the second round for the third year running as they produced a sparkling fifth of November display at Edgeley Park to eliminate fellow League Two side Swindon and, for good measure, chalked up a sixth successive clean sheet in all competitions.