Shaw Lane Association gives the usual excitement, as a so called minnow enters the first round of the FA Cup proper. A former pub team, part financed by a local plumbing business, are currently third in the Evo-Stik Premier Division, and defeated Conference side Barrow in the last Round. The result, a home tie is granted, against Mansfield Town – a fixture relatively local that they will be delighted by.
Read more at: http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/fa-cup-shaw-lane-to-learn-fa-cup-fate-along-with-rotherham-doncaster-and-chesterfield-1-8807474
Just caught my attention with the usual quip from our former striker, about Stoke City FC being likened to a pub team.
Stockport Volleyball Club, our namesake, the S’PORT, has just completed its first National Volleyball League matches. Something for Stockport to be rightly proud of and something to cheer up us County fans!
What the papers said:
“It was an action-packed weekend with nine games taking place and showed that with new teams, returning teams, and last year’s form teams the league could be one of the most intriguing in the NVL. In a triangle of matches, Newcastle Staffs 2, Hull Thunder, and Stockport Volleyball Club all faced off. Stockport claim two victories, both by a 3-1 scoreline, to shoot to second in the league. It capped a memorable day as Stockport were playing their first ever NVL fixtures. They will be confident of matching anybody in the division and enjoying a strong first season.”
Come on the S’PORT 🖐🏐🖐