No sooner has the dust settled and the divots been replaced that we are back at home with another game tonight that sees the end of a slightly intense period of home fixtures for the Colls and their army of dedicated volunteers.
And this is no ordinary game, we welcome pre-season promotion favourites Prescot Cables (in my book at least). Going into the weekend, Colls were sat in 2nd place in the league with Cables 4th, however loses on Saturday meant both teams lost ground on league leaders Runcorn Linnets, both teams now need to win this game to close that gap tonight.
Last season Colls visited Hope Street early in the season and received what could arguably be called their first real introduction to the harsh realities of Evo-Stik football, with the hosts showing clinical efficiency in front of goal to win 3-1.
When we met later in the season at Alder Street, Colls had adjusted to life in the division with a Ben Hardcastle penalty securing all three points although we had an almighty scare in injury-time as a Harry Cain shot hit the woodwork and bobbled along the line before being secured by a grateful Greg Hartley. Cables then sat 5th in the table behind Bamber Bridge in the race to secure 4th place and a home advantage in the play-offs. And indeed it was Brig who were victorious in the final to clinch promotion when the teams eventually met at the Tom Finney Stadium.
Danger man for Cables is undoubtedly their top scorer so far this season, former Chorley and Southport wide man, Chris Almond. Also worth keeping an eye on is former Bristol Rovers striker Josh Klein-Davis.
Meanwhile, our next 3 games are all away from the Skuna, Saturday sees us visit Marske in the FA Trophy Preliminary Round, followed by trips to Colne and Kendal Town in the league on Tuesday 16th and Saturday 20th October respectively. Saturday 27th is currently reserved for the First Round of the FA Trophy, we shall know more about that come 5pm Saturday.
Lastly, with it being Monday, that can only mean one thing; Lobby is back on the menu. We recommend getting down early as this went down a storm last time. Bring your own carrots...
And with that, we are off address the backlogs of work and housework we've accrued in the past few weeks. In the league, we next host Mossley on Saturday 3rd November, 2 days before that our traditional bonfire and fireworks night. More details of that to come!
Date – 08/10/18
Time – 19:45
Postcode – M46 9EY
Admission – £7 adults, £4 Concession, £2 U16