Sunday, January 25, 2009

Matlock Town v Leigh Genesis

Here's the pix - you can always ignore the rest !!

Matlock Town 5 Leigh Genesis 0

Got the nod early on Saturday that the Ilkeston game was off - so that meant less of a rush down the A6 to Belper (driving through Matlock of course ..). Dump car - cup of tea then on the train back to Matlock - last time I was there, Mossley were getting a good thumping - on my 50th birthday as well !! It was good to see some familiar faces in the club before the game as well - always had a solid/dedicated fan base at Matlock...

Leigh started the better side in this "basement battle" - I can only put it down to youthful inexperience that saw the game still at 0-0 after 20 minutes. It was at that point, that I thought "First goal will win it" - confidence and all that kerfuffle ... I'd been warned about Jamie Jackson before the start of the game by "Rico" from Matlock - his days of "phoning through" have disappeared (but I've read his write up on the NLP this evening !) - and it was Jackson who broke the deadlock - second goal - no idea ... curse these indoor toilets (all I could hear was "YESSSSS !!") - number three was a bit of a cock-up on the keeping front - although to be fair certain members of the Leigh defence were starting to go AWOL by now - and I've got a great photo of a great save by Danny Morton - with one major drawback - so I've hidden (some of) my incompetence behind some "fancy footwork" get the picture (ho ! ho !)

Half-time - another beer in the old dilapidated Social Club - I can remember it from the 70's when coming with Stafford Rangers ! Plans are afoot for a new build however, and having seen the plans and been given the talk (come on Football Foundation get your 50% in !) it looks rather nice !

Two more goals to make it 5-0 - and to be honest it should have been a lot more (I'm afraid "you'll win nowt wi' kids" as they say) - and that win (plus Worksop's defeat and Prescot's draw) moved Matlock up from 22nd (bottom) to 19th. By niow the txts were coming through - Mossley had slipped up 1-0 whilst Belper had stuffed Goole 5-0. Train back to Belper in time to go out for a Chinese (New Ming Court - recommended)

Today - a brief walk in the mud they call Belper Meadows before home, tidy up, sort washing, cook tea, cleanup after, have bath - and then and only then - to settle down in front of a copy of Photoshop, a copy of Neat Image (demo) and some cans of "stuff" - hence this ....

This midweek sees probably Stalybridge at home to my good friends from Alfreton - and Celtic have a serious (?) problem with their home form at the moment - the 1-4 to Workington yesterday was Workington's first league away win this season - and two points were dropped last Tuesday to bottom-club Hucknall - so we'll see what the evening brings ... ooh and must get passport in order for next Saturday as in "Mossley in Europe" (Ok
Bae Colwyn).


tangerine said...

If you missed it a couple of appearances by you on the greater manchester football show this week,you can catch up on channel m website.

tangerine said...

When they update it will be episode 27

Mike Smith said...

Ta for that Ian