Competition: Vanarama National League North
Location: Edgeley Park
Admission: Adults (18+) £15, Students £10, Age 65+ £10, Disabled Fans £10, 6-17 year olds £5, 5 years & under FREE – Under 6’s require a FREE ticket from the Ticket Office to gain entry.
Gloucester City will be hoping to end their season on a high when travelling to Edgeley Park on Saturday to take on Stockport County in the final game of the Vanarama National League North season, writes Joshua Slack.
No matter what happens at Edgeley Park this weekend, the Tigers are guaranteed to finish in their highest ever position in the National League North.
Gloucester City will be hoping to end the season on a four-match unbeaten run, having drawn two and won one of their previous three games. In City’s last encounter – the final game at Whaddon Road, the Tigers were pegged back twice by Chorley and there’s no doubt Tim Harris’ men will be targeting a ninth placed finish and if Tamworth slip-up and the Tigers record a victory that will be made possible.
Our hosts Stockport County are currently placed seventh and are just two points off the elusive play-off places heading into the final day of the Vanarama National League North season. They come into this one unbeaten in April – winning two and drawing two. In their last encounter, goals from Josh Amis and Danny Lloyd were enough to give them victory over Bradford Park Avenue.
28 year-old Luke Hooper has been in sensational goal-scoring form this season and has registered 20 goals in all competitions and will want to continue his recent good form having scored three in the last three games he’s played in.
The hosts have the in-form Danny Lloyd within their disposal, and the highly rated attacker will be looking to add to his tally of 21 league goals in 40 appearances for the season – if he carries on in his current form the Tigers may have their hands full, as the 25 year-old has registered seven goals in his last nine outings.
Head To Head
There has been a total of seven previous meetings between the two sides, with the hosts coming out on top, having won three of the seven meetings. There has also been two draws between the two sides, and the Tigers have come out on top on two occasions. The first meeting between the two sides came in the 2013/2014 season – ending in a 2-2 draw, despite County taking a first-half lead.
During the seven meetings, there was also one incredibly entertaining eight-goal thriller, which Saw Stockport County prevail – winning 5-3 during the 2014/2015 season. The hosts come into Saturday’s game in a real good vain of form against the Tigers and haven’t lost to Tim Harris’ men in three games – since 2015 and that includes the game earlier in the season, where County defeated the Tigers 1-0 at Whaddon Road courtesy of a Kaine Felix goal, which separated the two teams, however it could have been a very different story, had Joe Parker converted his seventh minute penalty.
Bobby Moseley has recovered from an illness that saw him miss last week’s home game with Chorley.