The midweek postponement meant our scheduled back to back matches with Ossett will be on the back burner. Straight back into league action with the visit of Mossley who are one of the four teams to defeat us on our travels this season. THey in fact inflicted our first league defeat of the season with a 2-0 victory on 14 September.
Reds are 2nd with 53 points from 25 games Mossley are 9th with 35 points from 27 hames
Reds at home 10-3-0 Mossley away 0-3-8
Recent Mossley results: 8 Feb Dunston 1-1 Mossley 1 Feb Mossley 1-0 Marske 25 Jan Widnes 0-0 Mossley 18 Jan Mossley 2-0 Marine 11 Jan Mossley 2-1 Clitheroe 4 Jan Runcorn 2-1 Mossley 1 Jan Mossley 2-1 Droylsden 26 Dec Ramsbottom 7-1 Mossley
Reds overall since 1 Jan 5-1-2 Mossley overall since 1 Jan 4-2-2
Whilst they have beaten some of the top teams at home, Mossley's away record is the second worst in the league. Only Pickering 0-1-14 have collected fewer points.
Reds have won 4 their previous 5 league fixtures.
Still trailing Rams by 2 points we still have a game in hand.
Other top five fixtures today: Marine v Tadcaster Marske v Trafford Pontefract v Droylsden Ramsbottom v Ossett
It would suggest that the top five are all firm favourites today. Here's hoping others slip up, and we collect another valuable 3 points. Come on you Reds.
from the mossley site ( Given the weather forecast in Cumbria and having been unable to ascertain the likelihood of our fixture at Workington going ahead despite making a formal request, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel coach travel to Workington.
Is a pitch inspection planned for the morning ? Good communication helps promote a good impression of the club surely the Directors can appoint/delegate an ondividual to speak on behalf of the club and keep both home and away fans updated
NPL twitter is reporting that tomorrow's game is OFF. Nothing from our own people of course, other than to retweet the NPL announcement. More non communication from the club to its loyal fans.
I'll ask the Chairman to personally ring you next time should I GS Red
It's clear the League have called the match off late last night, it doesn't appear to be our Club's decision as the pitch is fine as of this morning and apart from a slight wind the storm has yet to arrive in Workington. (Let's hope it does as the League will be left with egg on their face is it's nothing more than the usual heavy rain that we get in the LAKE District)
The Club posted the League decision on FB last night and re-tweeted the League's notification as soon as it was received.
As Paul has got up this morning there is now a notice on the Club's website and as the morning goes on the Club will contact the local press and BBC Radio Cumbria for then to spread the word.
Me thinks you're being a tad un-grateful of the volunteers that run our Club, but like I said, I'll ask the Chairman on your behalf when I next see him?
Not surprised at all that the game is off and to be honest even if the pitch passed an inspection the wind and rain would ruin any spectacle plus damage the field for the next few weeks. Cant complain about the club though as they wont be allowed to call games off on what might happen with the weather, nowadays the leagues seem to have taken the h&s approach and act with caution at all times,the good thing is one of these days it will work for us and a wasted trip somewhere will be averted