Whitby Are Coming!

Given that it's less than 100 hours since I last did a preview for a game against Whitby, there's very little in the way of interesting information I can add to it other than the score - a last minute goal securing a 3-2 win for the Yorkshire side.

Other than that I can say that we've never been beaten on home soil by Whitby (a pedant will no doubt point out that that statistic is due to the fact that they've never played at Mossley before but, as straws go, it's a positive one and worth clutching at).

What else, erm... they'll be the first team beginning with W to play at Seel Park since Woodley Sports back in December. Oh, apart from Warrington Town in January. And Warrington Town again during the summer friendlies... you know, maybe I should have thought that one through a bit better.

Whitby may be on a five game winning streak but the closeness (and injustice) of the result up at Turnbull Park at the week end should give Mossley hope of positing three points on Tuesday. However, I do remember saying something similar in the run up to the Guiseley game and look what happened there. One thing I do know is that Mossley will not want the unenviable hat-trick of conceding three goals for the third successive game at home, following the somewhat humiliating defeats to Matlock and Guiseley (3-0 and 3-1 respectively).

At this point I'd like to introduce the first installment of a new, irregular series (i.e. when I can be bothered) that will aim to provide you little facts you may or may not find interesting:

Of the seven goals scored at home so far this season, Joe Shaw has been instrumental in six of them and five have come via set pieces.

Prediction: The new for season 06/07 optimist in me says… a win! It wouldn’t be optimism to say otherwise would it? Our league form at home has got to turn around at some point so now is as good a time as any, and we’ll do it in style in front of what will be our smallest gate of the season. Cue the embarrassing defeat.