PRE-SEASON | 2019/20 Friendlies Announced
After our first open training session last weekend, it’s time we announce our upcoming pre-season schedule – something we know you’ve all been chomping at the bit to find out. Ronnie Green’s side have some high profile opponents this time around, with one WSL Championship side making the short trip to Stockport Sports Village.
First up is a trip to Wales, well sort of. The New Saints, who play in the Welsh league system, are our first away journey as the Hatters travel to Shropshire for the pre-season opener on Sunday 7th July. The game will be of some significance to last season’s top scorer, Chloe Mapp, who signed for County from TNS a number of years ago. The following weekend sees a gap currently as County were due to play Manchester Stingers, but due to circumstances out of both clubs’ control, that game can no longer go ahead. This means we’re looking for a friendly on the 14th July, if you’re interested please make your interest known to the club.
On Sunday 21st July, County take on Ossett United in Woodley, who are looking forward to their second ever season next year. The side was formed following the merger of Ossett Town and Ossett Albion, who’s mens sides play in the Northern Premier League. The Sunday afterwards, the Hatters take on the Shrimps for the second time in two years as they host Morecambe at Stockport Sports Village (County travelled to Lancashire for the same fixture last time around). Green’s side then host National League side, Stoke City, on the first Sunday of August, before travelling to Yorkshire for a big clash with Championship side, Sheffield United, on August 11th.
Pre-Season Schedule in full:
7/7 – The New Saints (a)
14/7 – TBC (tbc)
21/7 – Ossett United (h)
28/7 – Morecambe (h)
3/8 – Stoke City (h)
11/8 – Sheffield United (a)