STALYBRIDGE CELTIC V BARNET
SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER, 3.00pm
By Phil Snow
Below are some details about Saturday's opposition.
Back in the Conference after a few years absence, Stalybridge have not got off to the best of starts. After Saturdays 3-1 defeat away to Telford United they were bottom of the Conference, but their 2-0 away win at Forest Green on Tuesday moved them up three places. They have only won two games, drawn five and lost the remaining six. They have scored 14 goals and let in 22. This leaves them with 11 points.
Between seasons 92/93 and 97/98 Stalybridge spent six years in the Conference before relegation, their highest position being twelfth in the first season.
Formed in 1909 (although a team named Celtic played friendlies from 1906) they played in the Lancashire and Cheshire league and the Southern League (!) until the First World War.
They were one of the founder members of the Third Division North but dropped out after two seasons due to lack of funds.
For sixty years they stayed in the Cheshire County League and were part of the formation of the Bass NW Counties League. During the eighties they worked their way up the leagues until the promotion to the Conference.
They have won various cups along the way and had a few good runs in the FA Cup.
The coach to Stalybridge leaves at 10:00am and costs £17. See the Coach Page for more details.
Below is the current league details of both teams. Barnet's away details are shown, so they can be compared with Stalybridge's home details. The Positions shown are the away/home league positions, respectively.