The National League never fails to provide us with a hard-fought battle from all teams fighting to get back into English League football, and this is no different this year. The battle for automatic promotion for the champion and a place in the playoffs for those who place 2nd to 7th is becoming very tight as we have just over 10 matches left of the season, with some teams having nearer to 15 due to matches being cancelled.
The league is currently being led by Stockport County, who played in the first division back in 2001-2002. However, after issues with their board and having to go into administration, Stockport found themselves in the National League North in the 2019-2020 season. Since then, County have managed to find their feet as they were promoted to the National League in the 18/19 season and are hoping to get themselves back into the league by the end of the season.
There is a massive moment in the battle tonight as Stockport take on the current 2nd place team Chesterfield. The game is taking place at Stockport’s ground Edgeley Park. The atmosphere should be amazing as it is a sell out crowd for one of the biggest games of the season which could later prove to be a title decider. Both teams are coming off the back of wins heading into this game, with County looking to increase their record of 10 wins in a row and make it 11 tonight.
Boreham are also looking to keep pushing to fight for the title. They have played only 23 games in the season compared to County’s 26 and Chesterfield’s 25. Boreham sit on 49 points at the moment with leaders Stockport having 54, which could see Boreham take the lead later on in the season. However, will having to play more games later in the season prove to be an issue for Boreham? They could very well pick up injuries I the team which could end up ruining their chance.
Boreham recently played Championship team Bournemouth in the FA Cup and beat them 1-0. This sees Boreham playing Premier League side Everton who had a very busy transfer window, trying to save their poor start to the season, as they picked up Manchester United’s midfielder Donny Van De Beek and Tottenham’s midfielder Deli Alli.