Thursday, October 25, 2012

Kendal Town v Ashton United ...

A rare "charabanc trip" for Smiffy on Tuesday - fortunately it was a "chara with a loo at the back" !!!Having decided late on Monday that trains to/from Wakefield were too tight to be safe I went for the Ashton United option up to Kendal Town.  A smooth - and surprisingly fast - journey up saw time for a wander into town, find a cash machine and a couple of pints of Hawkshead Bitter in the "Ring O'Bells" before heading back to the "CosySeal Stadium" (aargh !!).

Kendal - in my humble - just about edged the first half and went in a goal to the good, but in the second half the introduction of Matt Kosylo made all the difference - more width for Ashton and both Kosylo and Johnson took full advantage and the equaliser by Burns was richly deserved.  However that "30 seconds after a goal" moment kicked in and Kendal went back in front.  To be honest they should have wrapped it up from there but they managed to miss a sitter before Ashton headed straight back down the other end and gained a penalty in about the 92nd minute - coolly converted by Aaron Burns.  A good point for Ashton in the end.  Some pics from the game at

Kendal Town 2 Ashton United 2

Fast journey home - quick whizz thru pics in case there was anything Ashton could use for their Saturday programme (well you never know !!) before bed and early start today ... and another bloody grueller !!!  Seems to be the thing for Wednesdays at the moment (they're always bad - tis the day that all the weekend internet activity finally gets to arrive in the mail bag - but the last couple have been particularly painful !).  Home - cook tea - eat tea ... and then it was putting a coat of primer onto the newly plastered front room ceiling - aargh my back !!  Finally sat down about 2230 to sort pictures out properly - and now this ...

Note Mossley's 6-1 win at Wakefield yesterday has moved them six points clear at the top of Evo 1 North what with Skelmersdale and Clitheroe drawing their respective games.  Wakefield now have a "James Bond" home record  ( you work it out - it's late !).  Hyde's FA Cup replay at Harrogate Town was called off due to a waterlogged pitch - apparently Harrogate have installed new drainage ... and it's "not quite there" at the moment (4 games called off already this season).  So Torquay United still await a winner ... game apparently re-arranged for next Tuesday.  Good to see Belper doubling their league wins with a 2-1 defeat of our old friends Newcastle Town, while Curzon Ashton were denied by a 90th minute equaliser at Farsley.

Received my copy of the "Cambridge News" as well today - apparently it was a busy weekend football/rugby/horse racing-wise so just three pics on page 5 - I'm happy though !!  Reckon it's Mossley v Lancaster on Saturday - it'll be interesting to see bring this amazing away form back to Fortress Seel Park.  Next Tuesday it's Stalybridge Celtic v Boston United - and I've been "asked to do" for Boston - unsure whether programme or paper but - whatever ... have camera will travel ...

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