Marine Are Coming!

Second bottom of the league, staring down the barrel of relegation, no league win at home for five months and a starting eleven constantly in a state of flux... what better time then to welcome one of our bogey teams to Seel Park?

It's fourteen years since we last met Marine on home soil and whilst it may seem like a long enough gap for any jinxes and hoodoo's they hold over us to have worn off, Mossley's 1-0 defeat in Crosby last August was the Mariners thirteenth in the last seventeen meetings between the two sides.

Marine's lofty position in the league doesn't appear to bode well for a change in Mossley's fortunes against the Liverpool side or the season as a whole for that matter. However, as is often the case, appearances can be deceptive. Whilst Hednesford and Telford have been dropping plenty of points lately in the race for the title, Marine have failed to take advantage by embarking on a slump of their own which has seen them win only eight out of a possible eighteen points. Sadly it still gives them a record Mossley can only dream of at the moment.

Prediction: Yes, I'm going to be Mr Positive once again and go for the win. The reasoning? Well this one of those games where the ridiculous can happen. How may times in the past has a high flying side come unstuck against a team struggling in the lower depths of a division? Mossley for one have experienced both sides of that particular predicament and I think we'll be enjoying the positives aspects of it once again.

I have however been known to get things wrong in the past. Occasionally.