Tag: Stockport County

10th November 2001- New Division One, Watford 1 Stockport County 1

Watford striker Tommy Smith saved team-mate Paul Robinson’s blushes with an 89th minute equaliser. Left-back Paul Robinson inexplicably chested a Glynn Hurst cross into his own net in the 79th minute after getting into a mix-up with goalkeeper Alec Chamberlain. But with one minute of normal time left Marcus Gayle crossed for Smith who flicked home a leveller.

It’d be hard to imagine a more one-sided match. By my reckoning, Stockport managed one shot in the entire ninety minutes – absurdly, bearing in mind the scoreline, it didn’t result in a goal. Oh, there was one other attempt, which hit a defender before it had even crossed the eighteen yard line and ballooned into the stand behind. They created two chances worthy of note, one in either half and both ended by the majestic Neil Cox before the ball could be struck towards goal.

7th September 1996- New Division Two, Watford 1 Stockport County 0

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BSAD imageBSAD report: The first half was quite monstrously dull, so much so that I was reduced to reading the newspaper confetti underneath my seat. Very very VERY tedious. There was no lack of effort on the part of the players, merely an absence of constructive and incisive passing. In truth, Stockport had rather the better of the play – they never really threatened our goal and Kevin Miller didn’t have a testing save to make but they certainly enjoyed the majority of the possession, particularly at the start of the half.

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20th August 1977- Division Four, Stockport County 1 Watford 3

100 Greatest Watford Wins- No.58: If anyone had told you that this was to be the start of a journey that would take the club to the First Division, the FA Cup final and into Europe, you would have questioned their sanity. But this is where it all began. At Edgeley Park in Stockport, in front of three thousand people. The match was no classic though. One of Stockport’s directors described Watford afterwards as ‘not a bad rugby team’.