UniBond League Division One

Saturday 22nd January 2006
@ Lambeth Grove, Woodley

1. Sam McEwen (5)
2. Christian Cooke (5)
3. Andy Thackeray (6)
4. Steve Sheil (5)
5. Danny Meadowcroft (5)
6. Melford Knight (6)
7. Joe Shaw (6)
8. Martin Allison (5)
9. Jordan Goodeve (5)
10. Chris Downey (6)
11. Adam Morning (7)
12. Rhodri Giggs YYR
(for Shaw 45 mins)
14. Joel Pilkington
(not used)
15. Nicky Thompson
(for Cooke 80 mins)

Woodley Sports
1. Higginbottom
2. Swannick
3. Lomax Y
4. Meakin
5. Wright
6. Boothby
7. Daniel
8. Curley
9. Horrocks
10. Douglas-Pringle
11. Headley

12. Gee
(not used)
14. Alhashemi
(for Swannick)
15. Connor
(for Daniel)

Woodley Sports
Cooke (own goal 1 min)
Daniel (4 mins)
Horrocks (8 mins)
Douglas-Pringle (pen - 57 mins)
Douglas-Pringle (89)

Anyone who thought things could not get any worse than the matches with Belper and Warrington were wrong as Mossley suffered their heaviest league defeat in 10 years.

The game was effectively over before it had started as the Lilywhites rearguard shipped three goals in the first seven minutes.

Christian Cooke bemused keeper Sam McEwan with a headed own goal in the first minute and then two minutes later, ex-Mossley player Mario Daniel caught McEwan out with a corner which went in at the far post.

To compound the misery, the third came from another Daniel corner which Luke Horrocks tucked away, although it should have been kept out.
Half-time saw Rhodri Giggs replace Joe Shaw, but he lasted less than 20 minutes thanks to two yellow cards.

Meanwhile, Daniel Douglas-Pringle added a fourth from the spot early in the half before adding a second late on.

Douglas-Pringle was again on the mark in the last minute when he headed home from Headley's left wing cross.

Mossley’s afternoon was summed up at the death when they were awarded a penalty for a foul on Chris Downey, only for the same player to see his spot-kick saved by Liam Higginbottom.


Adam Morning