March set to be a busy month for Soule’s men

New Mills manager Roy Soule. Photo: Allan Toft.
New Mills manager Roy Soule. Photo: Allan Toft.

New Mills begin a punishing March schedule this Saturday with the visit of Ossett Albion - the first of ten games in the space of 29 days.

The visit of bottom-of-the-table Albion is followed 48 hours later by another home game, this time against Mossley.

The FA Manchester Premier Cup semi-final against Hyde then takes place on Wednesday after the tie was hastily re-arranged last week.

Roy Soule’s side then face a Saturday-Monday schedule for the remainder of the month as they aim to squeeze in the backlog of matches that fell victim to the weather earlier in the season.

Last weekend the Millers drew 0-0 with Prescot Cables before a 3-2 defeat at Clitheroe on Tuesday.

• Meanwhile, the tribute day in aid of Paul Armstrong raised more than £1,100 at a benefit day for the assistant manager recently.

The 27-year-old sustained a compound fracture playing in the Manchester Premier Cup quarter-final in December and has been unable to work since after being left on crutches.