The clash between Ashton United’s last two managers saw previous custodian Michael Clegg’s Warrington Rylands emerge victorious through two late Scott Bakkor goals at Gorsey Lane.
Manager Simon Howarth admitted his heart was in his mouth as Stalybridge Celtic snatched a dramatic injury-time derby victory against Ashton United.
Trialist Sope Awe could be the answer to Stalybridge Celtic’s search for a striker.
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.
Stalybridge Celtic are heading into their BetVictor Northern Premier League campaign on the back of five straight pre-season friendly victories.