Tuesday 22nd July 2014 @ Seel Park, Mossley
Hyde FC
(2) 4
(1) 2
Foster (3), Fish (22), Matthews (76 pen), Anderson (81)
Brizell (44 pen), Trialist (56)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match


1. Liam Higginbotham
2. Ryan Barrow
3. John Bennett
4. Tom Dean
5. Josh Granite
6. James Blair
7. Arron Hevingham
8. Mike Fish
9. Steve Foster (c)
10. Andy Keogh
11. Dougie Carroll
12. Dean Warburton (for Hevingham 55)
14. Tyler Devlin (for Foster 60)
15. Christian Travaglini (for Carroll 60)
16. Tom Murray (for Barrow 55)
17. Brian Matthews (for Fish 57)
18. Charlie Anderson (for Keogh 74)

Hyde FC

1. Christian Thewlis
2. Josh Brizell
3. Darren Thornton
4. Trialist
5. Trialist
6. Adam Thurston
7. Conor Hughes
8. Trialist
9. Steve Tames
10. Trialist
11. Trialist

12. Trialist
14. Trialist
15. Trialist
16. Trialist
17. Trialist
18. Trialist

19. Trialist
20. Trialist

Referee: Mr L. Barnett


Mossley continued their pre season progress with a convincing 4-2 win over Conference North neighbours Hyde FC at Seel Park on Tuesday evening.

The Lilywhites got off to a great start inside 3 minutes when Tom Dean's long clearance found Steve Foster bearing down on goal. Foster used all his experience to lose his marker, former Mossley man Aaron Chalmers named as a Hyde trialist, before placing a delicate chip over Hyde's ex Mossley keeper Christian Thewlis for a classy finish.

Mossley made all the early running and Dougie Carroll was twice unlucky not to increase the lead before Mike Fish doubled the home side's advantage on 22 minutes, firing left footed through a crowded box after Hyde had failed to clear their lines following some good Mossley pressure.

Hyde had created very little in the way of a goal threat but found themslves on the scoresheet a minute before the break. Arron Hevingham mis-timed a challenge in the box and Josh Brizell fired home from the spot.

Hyde made eight changes at the break and for the first time in the game looked a real threat going forward, finally equalising in the 56th minute when a long raking through ball caught the Mossley defence flat footed and Hyde's trialist number 10 raced through to slot the ball past Mossley keeper Liam Higginbotham.

After making several substitutions themselves Mossley recovered their poise and laid siege to the Hyde goal. A different Mossley front three comprising of Brian Matthews, Tyler Devlin and trialist Christian Travaglini causing Hyde all kinds of problems. The lively Devlin coming close on three occasions before Mossley finally regained the lead from the penalty spot. Travaglini was brought down as he tricked his way into the Hyde box and Brian Matthews sent Thewlis the wrong way from the resulting penalty kick.

There was no way back for Hyde when Mossley added a fourth goal in the 81st minute. Matthews hit a raking shot across Thewlis who somehow recovered to block Charlie Anderson's close range effort at the far post which earned Mossley a left wing corner which was then powerfully headed home by Anderson to complete the scoring.


Steve Foster
Mike Fish
Brian Matthews
Charlie Anderson