... OK reason for Celtic rather than Mossley - we were heading down to our "bolt hole" because the site is closing in two weeks and we needed to start "doing stuff" (having never "closed down" a static before). I can start to understand why they close down 'twixt October and March - because it was bloody cold on Saturday night (sadly our budget didn't stretch to one of these fancy-dan centrally-heated double-glazed vans !!!!). Still ... jobs got done Saturuday evening and Sunday morning - and we did manage to get out for a brief walk before heading home to Chez Mossley. Short walk therefore short piccy gallery ... at Upper Dove Walk 23Oct16
Tuesday night ... I WILL get to Hyde v Mossley in the re-arranged Manky Premier Cup game !! .
Liam Dickinson, Jako the Ball and Alfreton defence ...
OK so Mossley were also at home ... but they always lose at home (check out 1645hrs - same as aargh !). However there were other family reasons which saw me head up to Bower Fold on Saturday - so there !! To the game - a disastrous first 45 for the home team ... 2-0 down, half the managerial team red-carded - and not looking too clever on the pitch ... and I'm being polite !!! There must have been one fearsome b*ll*cking at half-time (hair-dryers, teacups ... you know the score !) as Celtic were on fire from the 46th minute onwards. A Chippendale shot which got the slightest of deflections from Scott Spencer - Danny Wilkins coming on - and another Chippy shot ... and then it was 2-2. From then on there looked to be only one team who were going to win the game ... but then ... in the 92nd minute Alfreton got a really soft foul (see the pic !!!), and - you've guessed it - nicked a totally undeserved winner. Gutted was an understatement for the majority of the crowd - and those in blue shirts ... pics from game at Stalybridge Celtic 2 Alfreton Town 3 There was parrot-vomit everywhere at 1650hrs ... .