Mossley fireworks go off with a bang!

MOSSLEY Football Club attracted its biggest attendance of the season…and there was not a footballer in sight.

The Seel Park club’s annual bonfire on Saturday drew a crowd of between 1,500 and 2,000.

It is the club’s biggest fundraising event of the year and was a “roaring success” according to club spokesman Matthew Hayton.

He added it raised a significant sum for the football club and the feedback had been really good.

Matthew added the fireworks display, that lasted 45 minutes, was the largest they had staged.

“It was the biggest-ever display and the most we have ever spent on fireworks, but we believe it was worth it judging from the reactions we have received,” explained Matthew who added the sum spent was “comfortably four figures”.

And Matthew vowed next year’s event will be “even bigger and better” as the club is always looking to improve the bonfire.

Everybody attending the bonfire was also given a voucher to attend this Saturday’s home game against Kidsgrove Athletic free of charge.

It is a repeat of last season when the attendance for the game immediately after the bonfire was 452, almost double the usual crowd.

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