Sunday, August 11, 2013

Mossley vs Chorley

Fresh from walking up and down hills in the Lakes, it was a somewhat shorter walk (but still up a hill !) to Seel Park on Saturday to see Mossley's final pre-season game against Chorley (part of the deal that saw Keil O'Brien move from Mossley to Chorley last season).  A fairly healthy crowd considering it was a friendly and we're in the middle of "holiday season" saw a very good game - if no goals.  Chorley (once again !) are being tipped as possible promotion candidates in the Evo-Stik Prem, and they sent down a very useful team, including the two ex-Lilywhites - O'Brien and Adam "should have been Player of the Year" Mather - as well as some ex-FC United players (Carlos Roca and Jake Cotterell) and a former Doctor Who as well !

Over the 90 minutes, Chorley certainly had the majority of chances - including one that came back off the post - and Mossley were certainly indebted to 'keeper Russ Saunders on more than one occasion for helping to keep a clean sheet.  Still the home team had some good efforts on target - second half sub Dougie Carroll looked very lively indeed.  Pics from the game at

Mossley 0 Chorley 0

Hopefully Manager Peter Band now knows where he's going - and all eyes turn to next Saturday with the opening game against newly-relegated Kendal Town.  Let's see how it goes ...

Football this week ?? Hopefully on Tuesday night I'll be getting over to Hyde FC who take on Southport - no doubt hoping to improve on their opening 0-8 reverse at Forest Green Rovers - ouch !

1 comment:

NZ Neal said...

Kendall Town aye - will that likely mean Mr Chelsea will be back on Talk Mossley for a bit of banter?