Sunday, January 13, 2013

Stalybridge Celtic v Corby Town

As per usual on a Saturday, work finishing time dictated choice of game (although I'm now on holiday for a WHOLE WEEK - including next Saturday - so the world is my lobster next weekend !!!), so headed up to Bower Fold to see Celtic take on the Scots from Corby Town (this time round though I didn't hear as many accents as I have in the past). 

"The Laying on of Hands" - Mitch Austin and Dave Pover ...

 It was a big physical Corby team who managed to keep the more "diminutive" home team at bay, getting in the way of most efforts, and when they did get through the Steelmen's 'keeper Paul Walker was in top form.  Celtic were caught cold in the first five minutes - and it took the introduction of  Joel Bembo-Leta early in the second half to give the home side a bit more physical presence up front - with pretty much his first touch (?) he managed to earn a penalty, coolly converted by Kristian Platt.  However parity only lasted for a few minutes when a defensive slip let in Crowe for what proved to be the winner.

It wasn't as though Celtic did much wrong during the last 85 minutes ... Corby came to do a job and did it well.  Some pictures at

Stalybridge Celtic 1 Corby Town 2

Meanwhile ... Droylsden let a one goal lead slip at Solihull Moors losing 1-2 via an 89th minute winner; Mossley had travelled to Trafford in a top-of-the-table clash and came away with a 0-2 defeat (both goals scored by ex-Lilywhite Michael Oates - grrr !);  Ashton United succumbed to a late late winner, losing 0-1 at home to Buxton; and Curzon Ashton drew 1-1 at home to Cammell Laird (in front of a crowd of 615 - apparently some presentation went off after the game).   Hyde FC had no game due to the FA Trophy.

So - a whole week's holiday - what shall I do ??  Certainly building up a list at the moment, including all those things you can't do when you're pretty much working six days a week (dentist, haircut etc etc !!).  Might get some football in too - certainly already looking for something different/unusual/"train trip-like" for next Saturday - time to peruse the "Non League Paper" fixture list I think ...

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