Making an entrance

TOTAL Rope Solutions, Mossley’s main club sponsor, has paid more than £2,000 for new gates at Seel Park.

And had it not been help from volunteers, the cost would have been much higher.

As a post on Mossley’s social media declared: “We always like to make an entrance.

“Our magnificent new gates now welcome everyone to Seel Park.”

Designed by club president Chris Hey and fan Derek McEwen, the gates have been hand crafted and manufactured by Derek, from Mossley company PLM Engineering, and powder coated black in Greenfield.

They were perfectly hand painted by Lilywhites’ supporter Adam MacDonald during his own free time.

The post continued: “A real team effort and something we’re incredibly proud of! Thanks to everyone involved.

“Huge thanks also to main club sponsor Total Rope Solutions Ltd who have paid for the gates which will be here for future generations of supporters to enjoy.

“Great football, great gates – made in Mossley!”

The gates feature the phrase Cream of the Pennines, two club badges and the words Seel Park.
Mossley are also planning to spruce up the turnstiles which are to the side of the gates.

It is part of ongoing improvements to the ground which have been going on for more than 12 months.

The club, which this year hosts the Mossley Whit Friday Band Contest, intends to tarmac the driveway to the ground before the event in June.

The other major project for this year is to re-roof the leaking roof to the changing rooms.

This will be funded from the proceeds of two sportsmen’s dinners.

One on November featuring ex- Everton and Leeds United striker Duncan McKenzie raised more than £5,000.

And another one will take place on Friday, May 17 featuring former Newcastle, Arsenal and England striker Malcolm McDonald.

Tickets are priced £35 and available at the club and from director John Larner at accounts.tax@btopenworld.com or 07702 486138.

Mossley are also planning major pitch renovation work at the end of April to be completed in time for the band contest in early June.

The club will also be installing security cameras in the wake of crowd trouble at the New Year’s Day derby against Droyslden and also fitting new rooves to the dugouts.

It is part of a three-year plan aimed at getting Mossley into Evo-Stik League premier division.

Indeed, with Mossley in the play-off places that target could possibly be achieved in the first 12 months.

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