Glossop North End 0 - 4 Mossley

Other than to criticise the parentage of match officials or pass judgement on their ocular failings, it's rare that the views of opposing supporters on the same game are ever alike.

Looking at various message boards, twitter feeds and reports in the aftermath of this fixture - as well as listening to the thoughts of people who actually ventured to Surrey Street – it appears that this match was the catalyst for one of those rare occurrences where there's a unanimous consensus about this fixture. The agreement being that Glossop were absolutely atrocious.

With not being in attendance myself, it’s impossible to say just how much of North End’s poor showing was down to Mossley just being good. However, no matter how deep the depths of awfulness Glossop plumbed were, the Lilywhites still had to put the ball in the back of the net (although the home side did do it for them to open the scoring for the afternoon). That they did so four times was not only impressive but something of a shock as well to someone who has only seen them manage two shots on target in the 180 minutes of football he’s witnessed so far this season.

Is it a result that will have the knock-on effect of finally kick-starting a faltering league campaign? Time, as always, will tell but with both cash splashing Fylde and bogey side Skelmersdale to come over the course of the next six days, I’m not getting my hopes up too much – if at all.

Anyhoo, if you want to know more about Mossley’s cup victory then reports are available here, here and here. Photos on the other hand can be viewed by following this link and this one
Besides £3,000 in prize money Mossley’s reward for knocking four unanswered goals past Stuart Williams is all the joy of a trip to the North East to face Dunston UTS of the Northern League. Smile though, at least it’s not Esh Winning.