30 Years Ago: Part One

12/04/1980: Mossley 1 - 1 Boston United

With the anniversary of one of the biggest days in Mossley AFC's history drawing ever nearer, I thought I'd share with you some of the cuttings I've kept from way back then; items and articles that many of you won't have seen for a long time or, possibly even, ever before.

As it's 30 years to the day since the first leg of the FA Trophy Semi-Final against Boston United took place, where better to start the countdown to May 17th than with that 1-1 draw at Seel Park?

Above top: Kevin Gorman fires home an 66th minute equaliser...
Above bottom: And the celebrations at levelling the tie begin.

The two images below make up the report which appeared in what was then the Mossley & Saddleworth Reporter. To read them just click on the pcture and a bigger, more legible version will appear in a new window:

Hopefully over the coming weeks I'll be able to bring you a few more bits and pieces. Especially if I manage to get hold of a scanner!