... well ... who would have expected that ?? Certainly not me - and many others too I reckon. Half-time - Mossley 2-0 down playing against 10 men. I remarked in the club how I couldn't see Mossley scoring if they played all night. even following the dismissal of our old friend Melford Knight on the half-hour, Mossley huffed and puffed and were getting absolutely nowhere.
However there was obviously something added to the half-time cuppa as it became 2-1 before I'd even got out of the Social Club (curses - part 1 !!!). Chris Denham then brought the home team level before scoring the winner with 15 minutes left (again photographer absent due to call of nature - curses part 2 !!). Another bitterly cold afternoon (my excuses for a delayed Social Club departure --- and the call of nature !!) but a welcome win for the home team which may well re-ignite the play-off aspirations - especially when looking at some of yesterday's other results - OK, Curzon and Clitheroe both won, but ... Ramsbottom lose, New Mills lose, Trafford lose (!), Skelmersdale draw. I reckon there's now eight teams fighting for the top five places - down to and including Cammell Laird who yesterday won 1-0 in front of attendance of ... 31 (thirty one) allegedly (surely a misprunt) !!!!
Some pictures from yesterday (excluding some goals !!!) at
Mossley 3 Trafford 2
Meanwhile elsewhere - it's all doom and gloom in the Conference, with Hyde slipping back into the relegation zone, Droylsden still firmly anchored in the relegation zone and Stalybridge Celtic slipping further towards same (the knives are really out for Manager Jim Harvey on their Message Board as well !!). Ashton United got a useful point away at play-off chasing Marine ... oh and "daarn saaarth", Belper Town thumped secon-placed Stamford 4-0 to do their play-pff aspirations no harm at all.
Weather is looking very iffy over the next few days with snow and sub-zero evenings forecast (get the frost covers on !!!). Guess we'll have to wait and see ...
Yaxley FC 5-2 Spalding United - We enjoy a traffic-free journey back from Ashton-under-Lyne to Nottingham over the Woodhead Pass as the sun sets on the Pennines. Henry Blofeld, 'my dear ...
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