As Stockport Town's 2016/17 season kicks off in the Hallmark Security League, here is a preview to their match at home to Chadderton.
Stockport Town host Chadderton FC in what is their first match of the new 2016/17 season in the Hallmark Security League Division One at Stockport Sports Village.
The Lions reached the playoffs last season only to miss out in at the Semi-Final stage versus Bacup Borough, but Calum Sykes and his side will be determined to go that one step further and achieve promotion to the Premier Division.
Chadderton meanwhile come into this fixture, their second of the season, on the back of a 3-1 defeat at home against new Hallmark Security League club City of Liverpool.
There have been many changes for both sides during the off-season, none more so than Stockport Town’s top goalscorer from last season, Nathan Neequaye, announcing his retirement from football.
Town have welcomed a number of new faces including Liam Bennion and Mark German, but have also worked extremely well in keep hold of some stand-out performers from last season including Warren Gaskin, Ruben Abreu and Jacob Luty.
With it still very early on in the season both sides will be looking for a positive result in order to establish their expectations for this Division One season.