Celtic's Ryan Croasdale gets flattened yesterday ..
There was an embarrassment of riches in Tameside yesterday ... Curzon Ashton (at home to Prescot Cables) could have been crowned Evo-Stik 1st North champions if they won and Darlington 1883 had lost at home to Radcliffe Borough - suffice to say both Curzon and Darlo won, meaning the champagne has to be kept on ice - maybe Monday night at Harrogate Railway (might try to scam a lift there ???). Ashton United were looking to cement their postion in the Evo-Stik Premier play-offs with a game against lowly Ilkeston - suffice to say Ilson won 3-1 (although Ashton's nearest rivals Skelmersdale lost as well, so the position remains the same). And finally there was Stalybridge Celtic v Oxford City - two teams in deep doo-doos at the wrong end of the Conference North.
I chose the Stalybridge game ... and to honest they dominated without ever looking like winning - until the 82nd minute when Paul Ennis broke the deadlock - but old habits die hard at Bower Fold (!!) and four minutes later Oxford claimed an undeserved equaliser - a real sickener to be honest. In essence a draw was probably not much use to either team ... and the relegation battle continues.
Some pictures from the game at
Stalybridge Celtic 1 Oxford City 1
(And yes ... my heart goes out to Droylsden after their game at Chorley yesterday - I'll say no more).