Insert Pun Involving Bridges

After the Christmas exertions it's back to the the "normal" Saturday games (not that that makes them any less interesting or exciting) as Bamber Bridge make the journey from Preston to what is likely to be a sodden Seel Park.

On their last visit to Mossley two years ago, Brig claimed a point in a 1-1 draw (Phil Denney scoring for us) and that point is the only one the home team have ever picked up on home soil in three games against them.

Mossley will hoping for a better time of it than they had at Irongate back in October when they lost 4 - 2 to their then high flying opponents. Since then though Bridge have hit something of a slump and recent form has been decidedly average, in the last six games they've won 3 and lost 3 with 10 goals for and 10 against.

It's a series of statistics which, coinidentally, are almost exactly the same as Mossley's current figures; the difference being that we've conceded 15 over the same period. There's another difference as well in that Brig's three defeats have come in their last three games, meaning that they had a worse Christmas than us.

Not that we had a particularly Joyeux Noel with two defeats out of three games, along with conceding enough goals to make us the first team to the half century mark in the against column. That said we still remain mid-table and within sight of Bridge's spot just outside the play-offs.

Besides the current form stats, one thing both clubs share in common is that no other team in the league has drawn fewer games than them this season. It's 10 games since Mossley last finished a league match on a level goals tally with their opponents, and 15 since Bamber Bridge did the same...

Prediction: So a draw it's bound to be then.