A month without a football report has been enforced because of snow over the Easter Break (Buxton v Matlock Town postponed) and yesterday a waterlogged pitch at Shaw Lane in Barnsley. There was a visit to Villa but the one sided win (3-0) against a ten man Reading team from early in the 1st half did not warrant a mention.
Arriving at Shaw Lane’s ground at 7.15 for their home game with Stalybridge Celtic I was curious why there was no one about and the gates were locked. A check on the internet explained that the game had been moved to Stalybridge’s ground for the same night due to the constant rain of the previous day. Barnsley to Greater Manchester in 30 minutes was not on so it was two coffees and a chat at a friend’s nearby.
Fingers crossed the game next Thursday at their Sheerien Park will go ahead although it doesn’t look good with tomorrows match with Lancaster City being moved to Lancaster. Shaw lane are running a free coach for all of their supporters. Great gesture.
I now know why Shaw Lane’s nickname is the Ducks.