Sunday, February 28, 2010

Mossley v Clitheroe

Another salutary lesson in playing for the full 90 minutes ... and more. At half-time (0-0) I felt we'd just nick it in the end - five minutes into the second half Mossley found themselves 2-0 down ! Sleeves were then rolled up, and on a heavy heavy pitch (verti-drained this week ? allegedly ...), we got back into the game and pulled it round to 2-2 - with supersub Lee Blackshaw playing an important part (came on at 62 minutes - and our goals came on 65 and 70) ... and just when we were feeling satisfied to have got it back to 2-2 - two late late goals (aparently 90 and 93) gave us a much needed victory. If I was a Clitheroe fan (and as usual there was a good turnout from the "Blue Army") the word "mugged" would come to mind ! A "bumper bundle" of pix at:

Mossley 4 Clitheroe 2

A word about the "meagre crowd" of 126 - as I pointed out yesterday, five of the "Six Tame Sides" were at home - and when that happens it means no neutrals, no fans from elsewhere not wishing to travel ... and a very thin spead across the borough - a quick glance (haven't got my "Non League Paper" yet either) shows Ashton United (136), Curzon Ashton (121) Droylsden (264) and Stalybridge (423) - so really 126 wasn't that bad.

It's awayday time for Mossley now - Bamber Bridge, Wakefield and Radcliffe over the next week and a bit. Won't be at Bamber on Tuesday - now need to get that NLP and map out the week ahead ...


Nortoner said...

Cracking set Mike.
They're nice and sharp as usual and you can almost "feel" the cold!
One of your best I reckon

Mike Smith said...

Thanks Ken - still a bit overcast weather-wise (and still effing cold !)- but it's getting lighter - and it's nice to be able to drop the ISO and bump up the speed !

Trotsky said...

But there were neutrals there!
I was standing with three of them and one of them won the golden goal!