90 Degrees Anti-Clockwise

It's a visit to our fellow members of the Unibond Premier 06/07 escape comittee this Saturday as we make the small trek around the M60 to Radcliffe.

Like Mossley, Radcliffe have undergone changes at the top since relegation from the Unibond Premier, albeit slightly more recently. Long time chairman Bernard Manning Jr has stepped down to the less hands on role of director and along with many other clubs they are facing a relatively uncertain future.

Last season we picked up a 3 - 1 win at Stainton Park (no, I'm not referring to it by its current sponsored title) thanks to two goals from Peter Wright and one from Melford Knight. It was a tighter game than the scoreline suggested too but we held out for a win that gave quite a few supporters the idea that there was light at the end of the tunnel. There was but it belonged to an oncoming train.

Radcliffe currently lie bottom of the table having picked up only two points from their opening nine games; none of which have come from matches played at home. They have had some reasonable success in the cups but it's a win in the league that they'll want more than anything which is worrying dark omen. In a similar situation Clitheroe picked up their first three points of the campaign against us. As did Garforth, though admittedly that was the first game of the season when nobody had picked up any points.

The video for "Meat Pie, Sausage Roll" novelty football song by Smug Roberts was filmed at Radcliffe's ground.
It was terrible.

Likely to be in their starting line-up is Mike Flynn, the former Stockport County captain who had a month on loan at Mossley last season from Hyde whilst we should have ex-Boro forward Jamie Miller playing some part in proceedings.

Prediction: It all depends on which Mossley team turns up so I'll sit on the fence and say a draw. For both sides.