Tuesday 28 March 2017

The Non-Football Bit of the Weekend

 Only 39 weeks until Christmas !!

In between caravan cleaning/opening and football ... a couple of walks on Sunday and Monday - just a few pics with the cheap and cheerful (still longing for a Canon 24-105 F4 !!!)

DerbyshireDales 26/27Mar17

Monday 27 March 2017

Matlock Town v Ashton United - 25th March

Were they just comparing tattoos ?? Some new dance moves ???  

The return game ... and instant revenge for the Gladiators ... We'd headed down to our "bolt hole" on Saturday morning ... time to open up the caravan for the new season - and it just so happened that Ashton were just down the road at Causeway Lane.  It was either that game or head over to see Belper v Shaw Lane ... and at the end of the day I probably wish I'd have chosen the latter.  'Twas a bad day at the office for the Robins ...

Matlock Town 3 Ashton United 0


Friday 24 March 2017

A Few Days Away in Herefordshire ...

 Cheap prices ... long since gone ...

...to see old friends, drink beer/wine and have a couple of walks ... and yes it was still a touch damp underfoot ... a few pics at:

Wet Walks 21/22Mar17

... followed by a visit to see Mum (early Mothers Day stuff !!) followed by "Mayhem on the M6" ...


Ashton United v Matlock Town - 18th March

 Matty Chadwick ...

... only 1-0 to Ashton United ... but that was down to an excellent performance by Matlock 'keeper Phil Barnes ...

Ashton United 1 Matlock Town 0


Stalybridge Celtic v Bradford Park Avenue - 14th March

Celtic match-winner Rio Ahmadi ...

Finally ... a win for Celtic ... and the chance for survival ... good end-to-end stuff and the home side refused to give up ... pics at

Stalybridge Celtic 4 Bradford PA 3


Monday 13 March 2017

Yorkshire Sculpture Park - 12th March

 Another one of our 'Enery's ... (Moore not Cooper) ...

Blue skies in Yorkshire !!  A bit of a wander round the YSP near Wakefield ...

Yorkshire Sculpture Park 12Mar17

Stalybridge Celtic v Darlington - 11th March

Keanu Deacon gets a warm welcome to the National League North ...

After two long months ... finally a home game for Celtic ...very tight game, plenty of pressure from Celtic (particularly in the last 20) but sadly still suffering in the "goals scored" department ...

Stalybridge Celtic 0 Darlington 1

Never say never (until the mathematics finally kicks in) - but the chance of escaping relegation is moving further and further away.  Three points is an absolute "must" on Tuesday night against Bradford PA ...

Monday 6 March 2017

A Bit of a Stroll - 6th March

... if all else fails ... Dovestone Reservoir is only five minutes away ... although looking for new angles on somewhere we've been hundreds of times over the last 35 years is getting increasingly difficult ! Hey ho .. some pics at

Monday Wander 06Mar17 

Burscough v Mossley - 4th March

Mitch Bryant on the move ...

The joys of retirement i.e. another "awayday" !!  A bit of a six-pointer this one - although at the end of the day Mossley only got three !!!  By the way - if you bought a "Non League Paper", please totally ignore most of the match report ... either the guy wasn't there or he nipped out for a smoke/pee/cuppa at the wrong moment !!!

Pics at

Burscough 1 Mossley 2

Trafford v Mossley - 25th February

Aaron Burns and Callum Scullion ...

A well-earned draw against third-placed Trafford - and the introduction of some new (and not-so-new) faces certainly improved the Mossley front line ...

Pics at

Trafford 1 Mossley 1

Big Meeting at Stalybridge - 23rd February

Mr Gorski reveals all ...

 ... to reveal possible plans to re-locate Stalybridge Celtic FC to a new town centre ground with other little tempters as well.  Opinions on the plan appear to be mixed - although very few - if any - of the doubters were actually in attendance (!)

"Action pics"  (ho ho !) at

Stalybridge Meeting 23Feb17