OK, didn’t make the trip up to the Northwest today, after last time I thought it wise to stay well away! Instead had a “fun” time round at my youngest’s school erecting Santa’s grotto and getting the festive music ready for the Christmas Fayre tomorrow.
Earlier in the week, doubt had been cast as to whether or not the match would go ahead today. Stockport “share” the ground with rugger buggers Sale Sharks. As most of us will agree Football and Rugby are not ideal bed mates. The beautiful game should be played on a snooker table surface, whilst rugger buggers can play on a cabbage patch.
So the pitch was passed as playable and most of us would admit we feared our chances playing on such a surface, memories of Stamford Beach still being fresh in the memory. Thankfully we needn’t have worried as the Addicks came away with all the points, despite Rob Elliott scoring in his own goal in the last few minutes.
With the first of those crucial periods just around the corner, the lads have played themselves into a strong position. Two points behind Leeds and six clear of the chasing pack. The visit of our near neighbours should prove a good test for the squad and the fans. It’ll be an interesting day at the Valley next Saturday.