Tuesday, 23 August 2016

The "Road to Wembley" begins ...

 "Legs Akimbo"

... as in the Preliminary Round of the FA between Mossley and Hemsworth MW.  At the end of the day a place in the 1st Qualifying Round was up for grabs - as well as the "small aside" of £1,925 !!

Mossley had some early scares - Hemsworth hit the bar and generally looked a bit more "up for it" than the hosts.

Fortunately (!), it didn't last ... 2-0 up after 20 minutes ... eased off the ga a bit in the second half but proved (like both league games so far) they're a 90 minute side with two late goals.  Pics from game at

Mossley 4 Hemsworth MW 0

We await with bated breath who the next opponents will be on 3rd September - Worksop Town and Ashton Athletic fought out a 2-2 draw on Sunday - replay tonight.

Only bugger is that it's an away tie ...

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Mossley v Kendal Town + Sunday

The season starts here ... and Mossley were damned lucky to scratch a draw on Saturday against a very good Kendal side ... at least they kept going till the end ...

The Management - add your own caption !!!

Mossley 2 Kendal Town 2

... and after the game straight off to the new bolt hole - our caravan  - for a quiet night in (although with not working Sunday I DID stay up to watch Mo Farah !!).  A bit of a walk on Sunday - few photos (maybe I'm getting lazy ?) before home Sunday evening.

The Perils of the Tissington Trail - bloody cyclists !!!

Sunday Walk 14Aug16

Must be getting old - looking at options for midweek football - eschewed Curzon/Darlo last night ... Mossley away at Radcliffe tonight (still cooking tea for peeps) - Ashton United at home to Nantwich ???

Might be a snap decision in 20 minutes time (i.e. after tea).

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Lots of Stuff - all at once ...

It's been a busy few days .... d'oh !!!!! Finding it tricky to fit work into my schedule to be honest !  Anyway - here goes ..

Team Pics - Stalybridge Celtic 04Aug16

Mossley v Ashton United Friendly 06Aug16


Team Pics - Ashton United 09Aug16

 .... suppose I'd better go to a game on Saturday ...

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Ashton United v Curzon Ashton

Action from the "Ashton Derby" ...

Eschewing the option of Mossley v FC United of Manchester (they've got hundreds of snappers ... and I knew Jez from Ashton was on his hols) I headed up to Hurst Cross on Tuesday night to see a real local derby.

As it happened - a fairly gentle 90 minutes (actually a lot more - people kept getting injured !!) and a 1-1 draw probably kept everyone happy (?).  Pics from game at

Ashton United 1 Curzon Ashton 1

Saturday Off !!

The River Dove in Wolfscote Dale ...

Well it happens now and again ... Friday afternoon saw us heading down to our new (OK well second-third-fourth-hand) second home - yes we've bought a static caravan !!!  Not had it long - obviously needs some TLC - so we're on the case.  Friday saw barbie outside with some mates who dropped in on their way elsewhere ... Saturday - a long walk ... Sunday - slap some paint on the decking followed by a shorter walk.  Some pics from weekend at


Naturally .. this static caravan lark is a whole new experience ... we're learning as we go along (at least we can turn on the water, the gas and the boiler so far !!).  Here's a tip from our "next door neighbours" viz barbies ... get an extension lead, plug in a desk fan and aim it at the coals - saves hours !!!

Monday, 25 July 2016

Mossley v Stalybridge Celtic

 Some "aerial ballet" from said game ...

Better late than never (as in last Tuesday) - a 2-2 draw in a PSF ... I didn't get there until 35 minutes into the first half anyway !!!  Some pics at 

Mossley 2 Stalybridge Celtic 2

Just a touch disappointed with the antics of the Dave Gorman look-a-like for Celtic who seemed to have been instructed to kick sh*t out of Mossley's Tom Pratt - to me a "left-over" from last season's Manchester Premier Cup Final when Pratty ran the show ... hey ho, it's only a friendly !!!