Sunday, 18 September 2016

Curzon Ashton v Consett AFC - FA Cup 17Sep16

 Michael Sweet has just made it 1-1 ...

Oh the joy of the FA Cup - especially when you're the underdog (although I didn't feel like that when Ashton Athletic stuck 7 past Mossley !!).

A somewhat lacklustre performance from the home team was punished by a 90th minute equaliser from the hard-working Steelmen - and at the end of the day it was no more than they deserved - and credit the travelling fans for creating a real atmosphere on a baking hot day !!  I'll bet they all enjoyed the long journey home ...  pics from the game (from the Consett end) at

Curzon Ashton 1 Consett AFC 1

Replay next Tuesday - and I'm sure John Flanagan will have had a few words to say in the dressing room after the game !

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Mossley v Brighouse Town

To repeat a quote from last Saturday .... OMG

John Bennett ...

Mossley 0 Brighouse Town 4

Dismal - shambolic - I could go on ... but following a truly naff week at work (save my Wednesday off in Buxton) this really put the (poo) icing on the (poo) cake ...

(until I heard about Stafford Rangers' 3-1 home defeat by Ashton United).

... and so it all begins again tomorrow ...

Friday, 9 September 2016

Midweek Getaway ...

"The Crescent" at Buxton - under serious revamp ...

A rare midweek day off - for many reasons - taking me Mum away to see our new "second home" and then a day out in Buxton - and the weather was kind !!.  Back up to Mossley on Wednesday evening for a bit of a family "get together" and then it was back to work for me whilst Mum went back home with Mrs Smiffy.

Day in Buxton

A welcome break in what has been a seriously naff week at work !

Stalybridge v Nuneaton

Andy Owens ...


Stalybridge 0 Nuneaton 4

Following Liam Watson's resignation, Bridge turned up pretty much "rudderless" - and the less said about the performance the better - now if the new Managers had been there, maybe the players may well have performed (in their own interests natch) - but no ... 'twas awful.

(NOTE - I'm writing this (very late) because if you cop the next post you'll work out that I missed the Tuesday night victory against Gainsborough - so maybe that was the day that certain players decided to "do a bit" - having missed the game I cannot comment - but let's hope that there were some proverbial "kicks up arses" - and I'm sure Ackers and Phillo will be able to sort out the dead wood fairly sharpish !!).

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

August Bank Holiday Weekend ...

Tadcaster's Michael Ingham - the Man of the Match ...

One of those "weekends" ... finished work on Friday and headed down to our "second home" - only problem was that I had to get up at stupid o'clock on Saturday morning to head back to Oldham to do a shift at work ! Hey ho ... finished work and went  straight up to Seel Park to watch a truly inspired display by Tadcaster 'keeper Michael Ingham.  Truly a "smash and grab" by Tadcaster Albion !  Pics at

Mossley 0 Tadcaster Albion 1

Cave Dale - with Peveril Castle high up on the left

... straight back to the caravan on Saturday evening - Sunday saw a walk over to Youlgrave (Youlgreave ? a subject to discuss with the locals one day soon), and Monday a walk around the Castleton area (taking in Cave Dale - a new one for us - and mighty impressive it was).A few walkie pics at

Sunday/Monday Walks

... before heading back to Mossley (to find out they'd beaten Droylsden 3-1 in my absence !!) to prepare for work on Tuesday (viz today) - these weekends are just not long enough ...

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).