Stockport Town secure play-off spot

Stockport Town against Daisy Hill
Pre-match photos before Stockport Town against Daisy Hill

Stockport Town secured their play-off place in their final home game of the season with a 2-0 win over Daisy Hill in the North West Counties Football League.

The Lions were in fine fettle in front of a three-figure crowd at Lambeth Grove.

Ruben Abreu’s perfectly weighted pass allowed Jake Pollard to slot a classy finish past Christopher Taylor to open the scoring just after half-an-hour.

Jamie Kay ensured that the fans in attendance would have fond memories of the final home goal of the regular season.

He produced a stunning drive that flew in via the crossbar following an indirect free kick routine with Abreu in first-half stoppage time.

The first half was a fairly uneventful affair, other than the two moments of quality that were the goals, Abreu’s low effort to force a save from Taylor was the only other real talking point.

However, things picked up in the second half. Nathan Neequaye and Andy Graham both forced saves within the opening exchanges.

Daisy Hill attempted to stage a fightback, with Jacob Luty forced into four brilliant saves in the final 20 minutes from Kyle Hynes, Jordan Hussey, John Gregory and Corey Harrison respectively.

Adam Kay could have added to the home side’s lead in the closing minutes, but skewed the ball wide at the back post with the goal gaping.

The hosts had already done more than enough to secure their play off spot though and will now be preparing for a difficult last two games before their crucial playoff tie on Monday 9th May.

Stockport face a trip to Rochdale Town on Tuesday night (7:45pm) with the possibility of securing a home play-off semi-final leg if other results go their way.

The play-off final will be played at the home of the club that finished highest in the league table.