Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Heartbreak for Hatters as Promotion Dream Ends in Play-Offs

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Heartbreak for Hatters as Promotion Dream Ends in Play-Offs

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STOCKPORT COUNTY suffered heartbreak as they were knocked out of the play-offs after losing at home to Chorley last night.

Jason Walker got the only goal of the game for Chorley just after the hour mark to condemn County to defeat at Edgeley Park.

It means the Hatters have missed out on the chance to earn promotion, and will once again be playing in the National League North next season.

The Hatters were lively in the opening stages of the match, and had already racked up five corners with just 10 minutes on the clock.

The action quietened down from that point onwards, with both teams working hard to cancel each other out, placing chances at a minimum.

It remained goalless at the break, but Chorley performed well at the start of the secondhalf, with Stockport forced to defend deep to prevent the visitors finding the net. …

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