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).

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 ...