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 second match within four days at Edgeley Park saw them earn an inaugural victory of the season with a single-goal triumph over hitherto-unbeaten Barrow.
Stockport County made a second trip of the week for an assignment within the historic Lancashire county boundary but could not emulate their midweek victory at Rochdale as they saw a five-match winning run come to an end with a single-goal defeat against Barrow.
Ashton United’s first pre-season friendly saw them narrowly defeated by Sky Bet League Two Barrow at a sun kissed Hurst Cross.
It is good riddance to 2021 for Oldham Athletic who ended the calendar year with a disappointing goalless draw at Barrow.