... some pictures for now - well it IS after two in the morning !!!
Stalybridge Celtic 4 Hinckley United 0
Will try for more words later today ..
SUNDAY MORNING (sensible morning !) UPDATE ...
The "Bank Holiday Packet Backlash" continued on Saturday morning - ended up finishing work really late so it was a mad dash over to Stalybridge and a brisk-ish walk up the Mottram Road to get to Celtic 'almost' on time ... unfortunately missing the teams coming out and the chance to take photos of the Celtic "Mascot for the Day" (sorry Andy - hope you managed to get something !!). The game; a pretty comprehensive win for the home side - 3-0 up at half-time and it could have been more I reckon had Adam Pepper not gone off injured minutes after scoring the second goal - he was a constant thorn in the side of the Hinckley defence. Second half was a bit flat (job already done to be honest), but there was a fourth goal and chances for more as well. Looked like that win at Colwyn Bay last Monday had instilled the necessary confidence in the home team - moved it around pretty well - still a little too much of the long ball up to the diminutive Sherriff (worked hard for little or no reward - his time will come).
The win moves Celtic up to seventh ... with three teams (Guiseley, Brackley and Chester FC) still boasting 100% records after five games - in fact Brackley continued their unbeaten run with a 3-2 defeat of Droylsden. In the Conference Premier Hyde FC are still searching for their first win after going down 3-1 at Forest Green Rovers - Ryan Crowther scoring his first for the Tigers on his "loan return" from Fleetwood Town.
In Evo-Stik land, Ashton United lost their 100% record - but remain unbeaten after a 1-1 draw at Frickley Athletic, and "down one division", Mossley made it three wins out of three after a 4-0 away win at Farsley (who many have tipped to do well this season - so it must have been a good 'un !) Curzon Ashton also scored four (including a Kris Dennis hat-trick) in their 4-1 demolition of Lancaster City (who many have tipped to do well this season - so it must have been a good 'un !).
That'll do for now - things to do include recycling, Asda ... and buying a "Non League Paper" (not necessarilly in that order but ...)
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