BOSS John Coleman admitted the Stanley fans were one of few high points in another home disaster for the Reds on Saturday.
The supporters - bolstered by a group of Norwegians who back the Reds - kept singing throughout the game and even after the final whistle despite watching a struggling Accrington slip to their 11th league defeat at home this season.
And it is a good job they can entertain themselves considering as, after Saturday’s game, they had not seen a goal in 286 minutes at the FES - almost five hours of football.
The last goal had been Roscoe Dsane’s header on January 5 in the 3-3 draw with Chester.
Dsane has gone, other personnel have drifted in and out of the side but Stanley had struggled to get it right on their territory - and Saturday’s was another disappointing show.
The Reds had one real effort on goal - a Paul Mullin header which went wide - and that was it as County’s new goalkeeper John Ruddy couldn’t have wished for an easier debut after signing from Everton earlier in the week.
It left manager Coleman once again a devastated figure as the Reds had picked up just four points out of the last 30.
"We weren’t good enough," said Coleman. "They were better than us, it is as simple as that.
"For their keeper to go the whole game without making a save is disappointing.
"It is really annoying when teams can get clean sheets here as it seems an eternity since we last scored here.
"We are working our socks off, are better organised and defending better but we are still giving silly goals away.
"The first time anyone goes near our goal it ends up in the back of the net and, until we stop that,we have got problems.
"You can take small crumbs of comfort in that I thought our fans were magnificent and I think Andy Mangan did particularly well when he came on."
Stanley’s new-old boy Mangan - re-signed from Bury for a month - came off the bench in the second half and looked lively but County were soon ably to nullify any threat as the Reds ran out of steam.
And they were already chasing the game after they once again conceded a first half goal - for the ninth game in a row.
County hadn’t offered much with Mullin having the best early chance but he flashed a header wide after good work on the wing from Andy Todd.
Then, from a Stanley corner, the Hatters broke and David Mannix tripped dangerman Dickinson on the edge of the area.
Debutant Shaleum Logan, who looked impressive on loan from Manchester City, floated in a perfect ball which caught out keeper Kenny Arthur and the tall Dickinson rose above the Stanley defence to direct a header home.
They could have had a second before the break but highly-rated teenager Tommy Rowe - watched by a flock of scouts - volleyed wide.
Coleman admitted that, despite a half-time team talk, his side failed to rally after the break.
"In the second half, we just didn’t come out," said the FES chief. "We had the wind behind us but we didn’t put them under any pressure."
And Stockport took hold of the game and saw off Stanley all too easily.
They had a great chance to increase their lead when Sean Webb tackled powerhouse Adam Proudlock in the area and the referee pointed to the spot.
Ian Dunbavin had saved the last spot kick against Stanley and Kenny Arthur did the same, diving to his right to tip out Michael Rose’s penalty.
That should have lifted Stanley and Mangan came on to try and change the Reds’ fortunes around.
But it soon the same old story when Dickinson made a goal out of nothing, getting the better of Aswad Thomas on the edge of the area and curling the ball into the bottom corner of the net.
Then it seemed a case of how many for Stockport as the Reds seemed to drop as yet another defeat loomed.
Arthur was almost caught out as he raced out to try and take the ball off Dickinson. It rebounded to Proudlock on the edge of the area and he chipped it goalwards but Thomas had got back to spare any blushes and head off the line.
Craney and Whalley both had a go from distance for Stanley but Ruddy wasn’t troubled while County substitute Adam Griffin lobbed the ball over in the dying minutes as they looked to make it more emphatic.
It didn’t stop the singing - but the Stanley fans want the right reasons to do it.