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 !
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