BOSS RUSK IS A HAPPY HATTER!
The Non-League Football Paper|August 29, 2021
STOCKPORT County boss Simon Rusk hailed the character of his side after inflicting a first-ever NonLeague defeat on Southend United.
Jason Creasey

SOUTHEND UTD 0

STOCKPORT CO 1

John Rooney’s 16th-minute effort handed the Hatters their first victory of the season at Roots Hall.

And Rusk was delighted with the determined display.

“We had to show lots of character,” he said. “We’ve had a few things go against us the last few weeks and we’re still missing some big players who don’t quite match fit.

“It’s not as straightforward as it always appears and we knew we would have to dig deep. But the way we defended meant we deserved the win and I’m really pleased for the players.”

The victory also saw highly-fancied Stockport bounce back from their shock opening day defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM THE NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL PAPERView All

Victory Adds To Daryl's Delight

Dagenham & Red-bridge made it two wins from two with a four-star show which proved too good for Bromley.

2 mins read
The Non-League Football Paper
August 29, 2021

RED-HOT UNITED STAYING ON TOP

HAYES & Yeading remain the only side in the division with a 100 per cent record.

2 mins read
The Non-League Football Paper
August 29, 2021

HURST: THAT'S FOR THE FANS

GRIMSBY Town boss Paul Hurst dedicated this victory over Weymouth to the club’s supporters as they made the perfect start to life back in the National League.

2 mins read
The Non-League Football Paper
August 29, 2021

HUDLIN HAS THE STAR POWER!

NEAL ARDLEY ON LEAVING KYLE OUT

3 mins read
The Non-League Football Paper
August 29, 2021

CARDS ARE DENIED AS SHAYMEN SET THE BAR

FC HALIFAX condemned new-look Woking to their first defeat of the campaign in a barn-storming game at Kingfield.

2 mins read
The Non-League Football Paper
August 29, 2021

Omar red makes Gulls battle

GARY JOHNSON hailed a draw ‘that was as good as a win’ as his stubborn, well-organized side refused to buckle after losing defender Ali Omar to a red card in the 25th minute at Meadow Lane.

2 mins read
The Non-League Football Paper
August 29, 2021

IT'S VITAL YOU HAVE A PLAN B

THINGS always pop up that you can’t control. Our for-ward, Joey Butlin, has decided to move on because of our training in the morning and his family commitments. Although we would have preferred to know a bit earlier – it means changing our recruitment strategy – he has to do what’s best for him.

4 mins read
The Non-League Football Paper
August 29, 2021

CHAMPIONS ARE HELD BY PENYBONT

CHAMPIONS Connah’s Quay Nomads became the first side to blink in the race for the JC Cymru Premier League title as they dropped a point at Penybont.

3 mins read
The Non-League Football Paper
August 29, 2021

HOME WILL HELP WOODS GROW!

IT was a real pleasure for me to be in attendance for the opening match at Woodford Town’s new Ashton’s Stadium this month.

4 mins read
The Non-League Football Paper
August 29, 2021

BOSS RUSK IS A HAPPY HATTER!

STOCKPORT County boss Simon Rusk hailed the character of his side after inflicting a first-ever NonLeague defeat on Southend United.

2 mins read
The Non-League Football Paper
August 29, 2021