Midweek Football review
Wednesday 19th August 2015 @ 11:36 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

The beginning of the new football season has produced mix fortunes for our local teams.

In the Vanarama National League North, Stalybridge Celtic have accumulated four points in their opening three fixtures, while Curzon Ashton have accrued a solitary point.

John Flanagan’s men were beaten 2-1 by Harrogate Town on Monday evening, while Celtic fared little better the following night at Gainsborough trinity, falling to a 3-1 defeat.

Hyde United have found life in the Evo-Stik premier fairly problematic.

The Tigers had to settle for a point in their opening league fixture last Saturday, drawing 2-2 with Grantham Town.

Three days later, and Gary Lowe’s men succumbed to a 2-0 loss at Colwyn Bay, conceding in the 86th and 90th minute.

Meanwhile, Ashton United have gained two points from their opening two fixtures, drawing 0-0 against Mickleover Sports and Marine respectively.

Peter Band’s Mossley have taken four points from their opening two games in the Evo-Stik First Division North.

The Lilywhites followed up an opening day 2-0 victory at Radcliffe borough with a goalless draw against Trafford on Tuesday.

Droylsden find themselves placed 17th in the table after their first two clashes.

The Bloods returned from Harrogate Railway Athletic last Saturday with a point, following a 1-1 draw at Station View.

However, Dave Pace’s side were brought back to reality with a bang on Tuesday evening, succumbing to a 5-1 loss against Clitheroe.