Off To Leek

This Saturday sees the Mossley road show roll in to Leek for the first of what will be many six pointers over the final months of the season. It will also be the first meeting of the season between the two sides after the game that was due to take place at Seel Park last November was called off for reasons I can't recall. Isn't the memory... ... thingy... as you get older?

Its been just short of fourteen years since we last made the trip to Staffordshire to face Town. That match back in 1993 was our last in the Northern Premier League Premier Division until this season; Mossley bowing out with a creditable 3-3 draw. In the intervening decade and a bit we certainly haven't been strangers to Harrison Park as our adventures in the NWCL meant we made regular visits to take on Leek C.S.O.B. who still ground share with their more senior hosts.

As I mentioned earlier, both sides 'disappointing' form this season means that this is the archetypal six pointer: Leek currently lie one place and one point above Mossley in 20th spot having played one game less than the Lilywhites.

It wasn't so long ago though that Leek were seemingly adrift at the bottom of the table but their last six games (three wins, a draw and two defeats) has seen them double their points total and rise two places. The majority of those better results however have come away from home as their last six games at Harrison Park have yielded just one win, a draw and two goals for. Mossley's form in their last six away games is also one win and a draw but with 5 goals for, though four of those did come in the same game.

Prediction: It's got to be a win. A defeat will see a second gap open up above us whilst a draw is neither use nor ornament to either side at this stage of the season. As there's no way on earth I can see us not being 'up' for this one I'm confident that we'll be sitting with 22 points next to our name come 4:50pm on Saturday.

3 Comments:

Dave B said...
7:47 pm

Hi,What happened regarding the publishing of the FCUM/B article you referred to ages ago?Any news.

SJNR said...
7:35 pm

Still waiting for permission but hopefully it won't be too long.

Anonymous said...
3:59 pm

Thanks,Dave B