|John Kerrane (left) took his cloak|
off before the game began
Had the team knocked on the door of the Todmorden Working Men’s Club in appropriate fancy dress then I propose to you that the following costumes would have been suited to their performances…
Chris left the club wondering what the dark lumps that had appeared during the course of the evening under his armpits were.
Scott left the club looking like a man who had been for a walk in the wind, or been caught in the back draft of a high-speed train. Tousled yet invigorated.
Mike left the club clutching an empty glass vial that he had found after the game by the side of the board. The label on it was written in his opponent’s script and read, “Formula X”.
Paul left the club in a mess of bloody, ragged chunks and will have to be sewn back together before the next match.
Bob left the club clutching at two strange puncture marks on his right wrist that he was sure hadn’t been there before he’d shaken hands with his opponent at the start of the evening.
The final score was an excellent 4-1 to the ‘B’s. They may yet survive in the division if they can get something out of their encounters with Belgrave and/or Brighouse in their last two matches before Christmas.
Todmorden ‘A’ – Hebden Bridge ‘B’
C.Edwards 0 – 1 D.Shapland
S.Gornall 1 – 0 A.Leatherbarrow
M.Huett 0 – 1 M.Syrett
P.Edwards 0 – 1 T.Sullivan
B.Pratt 0 – 1 J.Kerrane
1 – 4
Whilst all this was going in Todmorden, the ‘A’ team were engaged in mortal combat with their old adversaries Huddersfield ‘A’. I will post a full report of the match once I have all of the games available for publication. For now I will simply, and with a heavy heart, provide you with the match card.
Hebden Bridge ‘A’ – Huddersfield ‘A’
D.Wedge 0 – 1 L.Keely
M.Parsons 1 – 0 D.Firth
A.Wright ½ – ½ R.Boylan
P.Olley ½ – ½ A.Aguirre
M.Wedge-Roberts 0 – 1 R.Sutcliffe
2 – 3