... and so the season begins at Seel Park - a bristling hot day ... shorts and tee-shirts ... and three points to the home team ... WHOA !!!!!!!!!!!!
Let's start again - not hot - windy with hints of wet stuff - shorts stayed at home and the tee-shirt (OK in my case a vintage 1998 Mossley shirt) was covered with a waterproof ... and Kendal won 3-1 ...
Mossley looked good - in fact very good - in the first half and IMHO certainly deserved their 1-0 lead at half-time. However ... possibly a team talk and some "intravenous mint cake" made all the difference for the visitors. This coupled with some sloppy defending right after the off ... and one horrendous cock-up soon after ... and all of a sudden it was 1-2. Mossley tried hard to get back on terms but to no avail ... and Kendal's third goal at the death was the final icing on the (mint) cake/kick in the teeth (delete as applicable). Suppose having someone with the pedigree of Jordan Connerton up front doesn't help.
Are we downhearted ?? Naah not really - first game .. up agin a relegated side ... new management ... new this ... new that ...hardly time to decry the entire season (unlike some on the Stalybridge Message Board who have the knives out after only 90 minutes - - OK they lost 0-4 at home to Hednesford Town - but it's hardly an excuse to give up/slag off - is it ???
Anyroad up - some pictures from the Mossley game at
Mossley 1 Kendal Town 3
... and I've tried out a new "skin" with the pics - think it makes it easier for peeps to find the "slideshow" option if nowt else - I'll await comments (if any !!).
Elsewhere in "Six Tame Sides World" there were wins for the two Ashtons (United beating Grantham 2-1 at home and Curzon winning 3-1 away at Ramsbottom) United. Hyde got their first point of the season with a 2-2 home draw against Hereford United ... and on Friday night Droylsden opened the Evo-Stik season with a 3-1 defeat away at Stocksbridge Park Steels)
Next football - probably Curzon Ashton on Monday night.
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