A brief look at how Stockport Town faired throughout pre-season over the last month of fixtures.
Stockport Town - Pre-Season Update
With the new season underway in the Hallmark Security League Division One, here is a quick look at how Stockport Town arrive at their opening fixture following a month of pre-season friendlies.
The Lions returned to footballing action on 9th July following the 2015/16 season with a home fixture against South Normanton Town and they were put to the test before edging out a 4-3 victory.
This was then followed by defeats against Glossop North End and Whitley Bay, 3-1 and 4-2 respectively,
before a short trip to Stockport Georgians where both sides shared local bragging rights with a 3-3 draw.
Calum Sykes will have been pleased to see his side return to winning ways in pre-season with an impressive 3-1 victory over Evo-Stik side Hyde United, a side who Town met last season in the Cheshire Senior Cup, harrowingly missing out on progression in a 1-0 defeat at Ewen Fields.
West Didsbury & Chorlton then made the trip to Stockport Sports Village in what was First Division vs Premier Division and it was West who left with the spoils in a 1-0 win, in what was an entertaining match which showed there wasn't much separating the sides.
An away trip to Middlewich Town saw Stockport impress once again with their best result of pre-season with a comfortable 4-1 victory, a match in which the Lions controlled from the first minute to the last.
The final friendly of pre-season saw Sykes and his side pit themselves against another Premier Division side in Ashton Athletic, however Town fell 4-2 against their opposition who themselves were gearing up for the opening weekend of the Hallmark Security League season.