Preview: Colls v Matlock Town (Brad Cooke’s Message To The Fans)

Following Colls' FA Cup exit against Marine on Tuesday night, Brad Cooke has a message for the fans.   "First of all, I want to say thank you to all of the fans over the two games against Marine. The numbers were tremendous and it really added to what was a fantastic cup tie. I am gutted that we couldn't go that extra step, but as a group, we will learn from it and be stronger. I have said to the lads from day 1 of pre-season; we don't lose, we learn. We looked very good when we went to a back four. It show the flexibility that we have in the squad, we can switch shape with ease and that's testimony to the lads. Tomorrow will be very tough. The staff at Matlock have done an incredible job and they really look to be serious challengers. It's a great game for us to try and get back on the horse. It's always nice to test yourselves against the top of the league!"   Colls will be looking to get back to winning ways, but face a tough test against the Pitching In Northern Premier League leaders, Matlock Town. The lads need your support! Get down to the Skuna Stadium by 3pm tomorrow and be the 12th man! Tomorrow also sees the celebration of Ian and Carol Monk's 25th wedding anniversary. This will take place in the clubhouse after the match and all proceeds will be donated to Atherton and Leigh Foodbank. There will be live music from our friends "Jonny Foreigner" from 7pm and drinks aplenty, and all are welcome. Be sure to celebrate with us in congratulating Ian and Carol.   Photo: Rob Clarke Article: John Holland

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