No-one would have stopped this !! Dwayne Wiley scores the only goal..
The summer tour continued with a trip to Causeway Lane (OK the DCJ Group Insurance Arena if you want to be pedantic !). A close-fought encounter with the two teams separated by one bullet header by Dwayne Wiley and an outstanding last 10 minutes performance by Matlock 'keeper Phil Barnes. Pics from the game at Matlock Town 1 Altrincham 0 .
A few days staying down at my Mum's gave me a chance to catch a game at the Rangers - I could talk till the end of time about Stafford Rangers and the 1970s (I WAS THERE !!!) but viewings have been few and far between since the mid 80s. Hey ho - they'd got off to a flyer beating Alty on the Saturday - Sutton Coldfield had also won on the opening day so something had to give ... and it was the away team. Stafford started slowly, but got the opening goal just before half-time - and following the cup of tea and slice of lemon it was easy street in the second 45. A crowd of 615 (OK a far cry from the 2,500+ gates of the "good old days") created an excellent atmosphere as well. A comfortable win - with pics at Stafford Rangers 4 Sutton Coldfield Town 1
Let the season begin !!! ... and one of the joys of not now working on Saturday - awaydays are available - not forgetting the "Senior Citizens Railcard" which knocks a few bob off as well. Good day out - good weather - good beer - good everything - and then the footy. Mossley started like a house on fire, early lead etc ... only for Netherfield Kendal Town to go in 2-1 up at h/t. Was I worried ?? No. A second half blitz (downhill !) saw Mossley comfy winners at the end - a perfect start to the season ... pics from the game at Kendal Town 2 Mossley 5