Tuesday 2nd February 2016 7.45pm
North West Counties League Premier
Bootle 2 Atherton Collieries 5 ht: 1-0 att: 86 Ent: £5 Prog: £1 Coffee £1
Ellis 3, Hamilton 88 : Cover 55, Ayres 59 (pen), Truffas 66, Holt 78, Sherlock 87
from the Delta Taxis Stadium
It was Groundhog day – the annual celebration of this blog. In Pennsylvania, the groundhog known as Punxsutawney Phil, was teased out of his lair by blokes with beards and top hats, to read selected writings of my substantial oeuvre. To top things off, the evening’s football was to be my landmark 400th ground. Originally planned for Nelson, we swerved off the M6 to the hastily arranged fixture of Bootle v Atherton Collieries. Google maps had the ETA for Nelson at past kick off, so we took advantage of a game arranged not 24 hours previously, after the Collieries’ original game at AFC Blackpool was postponed due to floodlight failure on the Monday.
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