Off To: Hednesford

This Saturday the enigma that is Mossley AFC travel to Cannock, South Staffordshire for their first, and some may say last, league match at Hednesford Town.

Those of you who've been following Mossley's season closely (well done for persevering with it so far if you have) will know that both sides have already met one another this year at Seel Park. A little over a month ago Mossley were desperately unlucky to take only a point out of the fixture after not only dominating the game but missing a last minute penalty too. I'd go into further detail but why bother when you can read about it here instead?

Cannock's most famous resident is Stan Collymore and if you want to meet the former Liverpool and Aston Villa striker, pull your car into a lay-by and within a couple of minutes 'Stan the Man's' face will be pressed up against a window whilst he vigourously looks for loose change in his trouser pocket.

Hednesford currently sit a whopping seventeen places above us in the table in second spot, having amassed
153% more points than our current total of 15. Things don't make for better reading form wise either. Over the course of the last six games Town have dropped only two out of a possible eighteen points and conceded only three goals. Mossley, on the other hand, have only managed to pick up two points out of the eighteen available, conceding an average of two goals per game in the process. However the two points Hednesford lost and half of the points Mossley won were courtesy of that October meeting at Seel Park.

It's not all bad news on the form front though. Radcliffe's defeat at Ashton last Monday meant that they became the 'second worst team at the moment' in the league, pushing Mossley up to third worst without the Lilywhite's having to kick a ball. Plus Hednesford's home form this season is inferior to their record on the road; their two league defeats having come at Keys Park.

Prediction: Call me crazy but I actually think the game is going to yield a very valuable three points for the Lilywhite's. Yes, I did see our last three games but I'm feeling incredibly optimistic about this one as Mossley have a habit of pulling off shock results. Look at last week if you want proof...

Finally, if anybody would be willing to a match report on this game for the blog I'd be very grateful. If you would, leave a message in the comments section below this entry or e-mail me at the usual address. Thank you.


Mike Smith said...
8:32 pm

e-mil ?? You'll need the detectives to assist (a poor Eric Kastner joke there !)