From The Top!

After picking up four from a possible six 'on the road', Mossley will be hoping to keep the points accumulating as they return to familiar surroundings to face Ossett Albion.

Unlike Mossley, Ossett won’t be hoping for a repeat of their last visit to Seel Park. That was on the opening day of the 2005/06 season where the home side edged out their opponents in a seven goal thriller; the Lilywhites getting seven of them to Albion's none.

Two years on and the Yorkshire side have had a better start to the season than they did then. After losing their first match of this campaign to Curzon Ashton, Albion embarked on a run of five straight league wins which took them to the top of the table, only to lose that position to Curzon last week after going down 5 – 3 at Garforth. Mossley on the other hand are in a position that can officially be classed as mid-table and will be looking for their first win at Seel Park since March.

According to the Albion website they not only have Leon Henry in their squad (who will be familiar to the Mossley fans who made it to the pre-season games as he played in some of them) but David Dickinson as well. Whether it's “cheap as chips” himself or someone who just happens to have the same name will be revealed in due course. If indeed though a player takes to the field and his face and arms blend seamlessly into Albion's tangerine shirts, get out your autograph books and any bric-a-brac you've wanted appraising.

Finally, if you're coming by car, remember: the fair's on the market ground again this week end so parking could be tricky. Fortunately we're not facing a team renowned for their away support so it won't be as bad as it could have been.

And look at this way, if the game becomes a repeat of the last home game against Woodley, at least there's a fun alternative for the second half on our doorstep.

Prediction: A win for the side with the letters ‘o’,‘s’ and ‘s’ in their name and in that order.

Just watch though, it'll be a draw and my clever get-out will be ruined.