Clitheroe 0 - 2 Mossley

Sadly there'll be no report for this game as it took place beyond the gaze of Mossley80.

If the trains between Huddersfield and Manchester ran 10 minutes later than they're scheduled to then I'd probably have made it to the match. Unfortunately, first game of the season or not, some non-footballing matters take priority and as a consequence a seat on the 11:57 from Mossley station to Victoria was not to be.

I took comfort in the fact though that Mossley have won every fixture at Clitheroe that I've failed to attend and happily it's something that is as true today as it was on Saturday morning.

A report on the fixture will undoubtedly appear here in due course but what I do know is:
  • Michael Fish scored both of Mossley's goals in the first half.

  • For the second year running the Lilywhites game at Clitheroe was held up for a considerable length of time due to an injury to Mossley's Nick Challinor.

  • Which meant that for the second year in succession Mossley had a full back stretchered off with a serious injury in the opening game of the season. Who says history doesn't repeat itself?

  • The clean sheet kept in this game means that, including last season, it's now 192 minutes since we conceded a league goal.

  • And, er... that's it.
In order to fill a blank afternoon I briefly considered making the short trip to Hurst Cross to watch Ashton United take on North Ferriby. However the lure of watching Olympic cycling on the television was to much to ignore. Plus it was considerably cheaper.

All being well normal service will resume on Mossley80 in midweek for the Radcliffe match. No promises though.