Pictures for starters ... and no it's NOT "noise" on the pics - it's the incessant bloody rain ...
Mossley 3 New Mills 3
More tomorrow/today ... 'tis a touch late !
(OK MONDAY - excuses coming later) ... What is it with Mossley giving everyone a goal (or two) start - and then playing like world-beaters later ??? Maybe a bit of an excuse on Saturday ... wind and rain. New Mills had the advantage in the first half - and certainly took it !! 3-1 at half-time - it could have been more had it not been for the woodwork/metalwork. Maybe another hairdryer half-time "chat" - we'll never know - but it was one-way traffic pretty much in the second 45 minutes (with wind and rain at their backs). When it got to 3-3 we were all thinking "phew !" - but the game was still not over. Mossley pushed and pushed - created chances - missed out through some stoic defending from the Millers (and the crossbar being six inches too low !).
Given the conditions, it was an absolutely belting game - the phrase "a game of two halves" has been used elsewhere - and it certainly was ! At the end of the day was it two points dropped ?? Probably - but it's great to see the team hanging in there and putting in 110% effort right up to the end. However - if they'd just stop giving everyone a bit of a start, it might be a touch easier on the pitch (and a touch less heart-stopping OFF the pitch as well !!)
Colne 0-0 Droylsden - We're staying in the Holiday Inn just outside Royal Leamington Spa, in Warwickshire; it's bloody awful to be honest. We don't give two hoots. After a fail...
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