We head into the final couple of weeks of the season, with still a chance of reaching the top two spots. Champions Vauxhall Motors claimed the top spot at weekend, with ourselves, Avro and our weekend opponents Wythenshawe Town, still in the hunt for second and the only play-off spot available this season.
The returning duo of Tom Greaves and Aidan Chippendale started in their first game back available for the Shakers. Chippendale scored twice in the first half to announce his return, before Town pegged the score back just ahead of the half-time break. Harry Brazel put us back ahead midway through the second half, before the three points were snatched away at the death with Dwyer leaping to take a share of the spoils.
This is going to be tight, with Avro and Wythenshawe both having two games left, but with Wythenshawe further behind and needing the teams around them to slip up to have a chance of progressing into second. We have #4togo and if we win them all, we can reach 89 points. As can Avro. All to play for.
What we need to do, is focus on winning our games. And we do that by being together. Get down tonight and cheer the lads on! Match info available below.
Opponents – Burscough FC
Following the Second World War the present Burscough club was founded in 1946, starting life in the Liverpool County Combination. In only their second season, 1946/47, they achieved a unique treble, winning the Lancashire Junior Cup, George Mahon Cup and the Liverpool Challenge Cup.
In 1982 the Club became founder members of the North West Counties Football League and had the distinction of becoming the Leagues first ever Champions under Bryan Griffiths.
In more recent times, following the resignation of John Davison the club appointed Shaun Teale as player/manager in May 2002 and the ex-Aston Villa defender went on to sensationally lead the club to its greatest ever achievement as Burscough became the smallest club to ever win the FA Trophy following a tremendous 2-1 victory over Tamworth at Villa Park on Sunday 18th May 2003 in front of a crowd of 14,296 spectators and televised live on Sky. There were incredible scenes as almost 2,000 fans welcomed the team home to Victoria Park.
An incredible end to 2003/04 season saw Burscough finish with a remarkable run of victories that saw them claw their way out of the bottom three into the play-offs for Conference North. Despite playing all their games away from home the Linnets went on to reach the play-off final where they only went down at Bradford Park Avenue following extra-time. During the summer Frank Parr stepped down after 30 years as chairman with local businessman Chris Lloyd taking over at the helm.
Season 2005/06 was another historic one for Burscough F.C. as they went on to reach the Second Round proper of the F.A. Cup for the first time in their history. In reaching that milestone they defeated League One side Gillingham 3-2 on a never to be forgotten day at Victoria Park before going out to Burton Albion.
Despite spending many a season in the higher reaches of the non-league pyramid, financial difficulties through the 2010s lead to Burscough ending up back in the NWCFL in 2017.
Last Time Out
We came away from Burscough with the victory back in February An early goal from Niall Cummins bringing all three points home. Highlights below.
Burscough have been a bit of a mixed bag these last few weeks, with 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats in their last six.
This season so far, Town have nine wins and six draws from their 39 games and sit in 21st place on 33 points.
Tickets & Admission
Tickets for this game are available to purchase here.
- £8 – Adults
- £20 – Hospitality
- U16s – FREE (with paying adult)
- £3 – Match Programme can be secured online to pick up at the ground
We are encouraging fans to please buy their tickets ahead of time if possible. With the ground expecting to be busy for this game, purchasing tickets helps our volunteers in getting fans in the ground and reducing queues outside.
A pay on the day facility is available, via cash or card on the gate. If paying by cash, please try and bring the correct change to ensure smooth and quick entry to the ground.
NOTE: Half price for Mossley AFC Season Ticket Holders on the gate on presence of their ticket.
In The Ground
Our Matchday Programme (£3.00) will be available for purchase inside / outside the ground or secure yours online before the game at the above link.
Our ‘Pound for the Ground’ raffle tickets will again be on sale in and around the ground, £1 per entry. Find out about previous draws and collections made so far HERE.
The winning ticket will take home 40% of the pot on the day, with the remaining amount each week going towards the pursuit of our own ground. We thank you all for your contributions and hope you continue to support this initiative.
Travel & Car Parking
Address: Seel Park, Market Street, Mossley, Lancashire, OL5 0ES.
Ground Facilities: Clubhouse with Licenced Bar will be open, as well as a Can Bar in the ground accessed via the Mossley Club Shop. The Pie Hut will be open inside the ground for hot & cold food and drinks.
There are covered stands on three sides of the ground, with limited seating in the main stand (closest to entrance via Market Street) to the right on the below image.Aerial view of Seel Park (looking South)
Travel by coach: A 55-seat coach is being laid on FREE by the club to assist Season Ticket Holders ONLY, who would find travel to Mossley difficult. All ticket holders should now be in receipt of this email to book this coach.
Travel by train: Mossley (0.4 miles).
NOTE: A Rail Replacement Service available via Piccadilly this weekend.
Travel by tram / public bus: Tram to Ashton-under-Lyme, then take 350 bus to Mossley.
Car Parking: The car park at Seel Park is restricted to players and officials ONLY.
On-street parking is available, please be considerate of local residents at all times. A Pay & Display Car Park is available at the top of Market Street, which can be seen on entry down towards the ground. Costs £1 for all-day parking.
There will be a stream available for this game look out for details, with highlights to be provided after the game.
As ever, Roch Valley Radio will be broadcasting live audio commentary also via their website, downloadable app or on your Smart Speaker (by asking ‘Play Roch Valley Radio’). For more information, head to the Roch Valley website HERE.