County Are Kings As Stockport Secure Their EFL Return

By Sam Elliott

Stockport County were crowned National League champions as manager Dave Challinor beamed: this is just the start.

County returned to the EFL after an 11 year absence as they defeated FC Halifax Town 2-0.

Goals from Paddy Madden and Will Collar meant it didn’t matter what happened at Dagenham as Wrexham went down 3-0.

Stockport are champions as they fans filtered onto the pitch before their heroes got their hands on the trophy.

Challinor told us after full-time: “It’s wonderful, it wasn’t easy but we did it.

“It is thoroughly deserved for the players and of course the fans who have stuck by the club.

“But this has to be just the start - I wouldn’t have come here if I didn’t think this club could be very successful.”

It’s the play-offs for Wrexham and for Chesterfield, they grabbed the final spot after getting the point they needed against Woking.

But who will be coming up via the National League North and South?

Ebbsfleet United face Dorking Wanderers in next weekend’s Promotion Final - they beat Chippenham 1-0 after extra time.

Lee Martin’s 96th minute goal broke the Bluebirds’ resistance.

Boston United won another away game in sensational style, ending AFC Fylde’s season abruptly with a 2-0 victory.

Daniel Elliott’s double was deadly and the Pilgrims play York City for a place in the National League on Saturday.

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