Stockport County and Salford City face off in tantalising League Two play off

Stockport County and Salford City are set for a huge face-off in the League Two play-off semi-finals on Monday.

They will now clash over two legs after Stockport narrowly missed out on an automatic promotion spot on the final day of the regular season.

They had needed to pip Hartlepool to the post at home and pray Northampton lost at Tranmere in order to secure the final automatic promotion spot.

In the end, neither of these two results happened.

You can watch Dave Challinor’s post-match interview here:

Stockport County boss Dave Challinor said: “We need to be better, and can be better. Hopefully, that will be the case going into the next two massive games.”

The Ammies ended up in 7th place, after being beaten by Gillingham on the final day, securing the final playoff spot by the skin of their teeth.

Neil Wood spoke in his post-match press conference which you can watch below.

The first leg of the fixture will take place at the Peninsular Stadium on Saturday May 13, with a kickoff set for 7.45pm.

Second leg will take place at Edgeley Park on Saturday May 20, with a 12.30pm kick off.

Whoever takes the spoils will head down Wembley Way on Saturday, May 28, with a place in league one for next season up for grabs.

A promotion for Stockport would herald two seasons of back-to-back promotions, after winning the National League last season on a rampage where they lost just one of their last 20 league games.

Salford has had to wait a bit longer for a chance to progress. They have spent four years in League Two, and this is their first shot at promotion.

In recent clashes between the two sides, Stockport County has won both fixtures.

They pipped the Class of 92-backed Salford City 2-0 at the Peninsular Stadium last October and also drew 1-1 at Edgeley Park in March.


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