Boldon CA seem to have brushed aside their former woes in the Wearside League with a fresh start both on and off the pitch.
Boldon chairman Kevin Oliver began the season by replacing former manager Jason Jones, who stepped down during the summer, with Paul Mossa.
Mossa came to Boldon with a new vision to take the club forward. With a glowing reputation for being a good motivator and his tactical awareness, Mossa set out a three year plan to take CA forward.
Mossa’s plan was to focus on the development of youth with his squads average age of only 22, many of which had no experience playing in the Wearside League.
“I’m confident of a good season as I can see the massive improvements this young squad are making,” said Mossa.
Boldon’s start to the new season began with a 1-2 home defeat to Harton CW, however CA recovered well by recording three straight victories including a convincing 3-0 home win against Gateshead Leam Rangers in the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup.
Early season form suggested that Mossa’s youthful side were still finding their feet in the Wearside League as Whitehaven and Horden CW claimed victory over the inexperienced Boldon.
Yet CA recovered once again claiming points against Ashbrooke in a nine goal thriller and Redcar Athletic, securing Boldon’s first away victory of the season.
Boldon’s fluctuating form took a turn for the worst taking only one point in their following four games in a spell which saw Mossa’s team concede 15 goals. The 7-0 away defeat to promotion favorites Stockton Town was the pick of the bunch.
A short break from the Wearside League proved to be beneficial to Boldon’s form as they kick started their season with consecutive cup victories against Prudhoe and Murton.
The boost in confidence saw Boldon end September with seven points in three matches sending a message to the rest of the league that they continue to grow as a squad.
Boldon’s last four games however have proved the side is still lacking experience in the league picking up only three points, with three draws.
Improvements on the pitch can now be seen as Bolton have already scored 35, which levels their tally two seasons ago, with top goal scorer Adam Bell contributing nine goals for his side.
Mossa’s men hope to rekindle their form on Saturday as they host Richmond Town in the second round of the Monkwearmouth Cup.