Atherton Collieries v Brighouse Town

Mon 31/08/2015 3pm

Result 1-2

FA Cup Preliminary Round (replay)

My first trip to Atherton to watch the Colls for the 3rd time. After another evenly contested game I must now say farewell to a club I have had such a good time with. Both home and away the game could have gone either way but it has fell in Brighouse Towns favour who I will now follow. That means a return trip to the already familiar Brighouse on the 12th September to watch them take on Newton Aycliffe in the 1st Round qualifying.
The conditions quickly deteriorated after half time and the heavens opened but thankfully there was cover in which the 200+ number crowd escaped from the incliment weather. 

Although the result and conditions certainly put a dampener on the day, the bar after the game was still a friendly place to be and allowed me to have a final pint and say farewell to some of the people I have enjoyed the journey so far with. Special mention again to Zach and Joe who have certainly made me feel like one of the gang!  

We clap off the Colls one final time…

And Brighouse Town who become my new team to follow.

And that’s it. Next round here we come.. Once again – it’s destination Brighouse.

A few more photos from the day….









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