Division One North
Saturday 4th April 2015 @ Giant Axe, Lancaster
Lancaster City
(2) 4
(0) 1
Bailey (28), Taylor (45), Poole (75), Winder (87)
Fish (90 pen)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match: Arron Hevingham

Lancaster City

1. Mike Hale
2. Sam Bailey
3. Ben Hudson
4. Jacob Davis
5. Adam Freeland
6. Garry Hunter (c)
7. Ryan Winder
8. Billy Akrigg
9. Matty Poole
10. Aaron Taylor
11. Josh Draycott
12. Simon Wearing (not used)
13. Michael Donlan (not used)
14. Reece Pearce (for Poole 76)
15. Gavin Clark (for bailey 66)
16. Neil Marshall (for Hudson 24)

Yellow cards:

1. Liam Flynn
2. Caldon Henson
3. John Bennett
4. Tom Dean
5. Arron Hevingham
6. Kyle McGonigle
7. Sam Robinson
8. Ryan Barrow
9. Andy Keogh (c)
10. Tom Pratt
11. Rio Ahmadi
12. Josh Granite (not used)
14. Danny McDonnell (not used)
15. Charlie Anderson (not used)
16. Dean Warburton (for Ahmadi 66)
17. Mike Fish (for Barrow 56)

Yellow cards:

Referee: Mr D. McNamara


With Mossley’s play off hopes hanging in the balance the Lilywhites picked a bad time to have an off day in their Easter Saturday trip to Lancaster City.

On a ground where the Lilywhites haven’t won since back in 2007 Lancaster continued the trend with two goals in each half to secure the points in a far too comfortable fashion.

It all started well enough for Mossley as they made the early running with Sam Robinson firing narrowly wide and being denied a penalty when Hudson clipped Tom Pratt from behind as he cut along the by-line but referee Mr McNamara wasn’t interested.

Lancaster started to find their feet and were a threat in wide positions with Ryan Winder and Sam Bailey being allowed too much room too often when raiding on the right wing.
It was the impressive Bailey who gave the home side the lead on 28 minutes when his 25 yard shot took a wicked deflection off tom Dean to rustle the Mossley net.

Mossley were still playing some decent football but the cutting edge was missing on this occasion.

The Lilywhites would probably have taken the single goal deficit into the break and regrouped but in the closing second of the half Lancaster grabbed a second with Aaron Taylor’s powerful drive from 10 yards somehow finding it’s way past Liam Flynn.

It was a blow from which Mossley never really looked like recovering in a scrappy second half.

Akrigg brought a decent save out of Flynn as the home side looked to press home their advantage and then they did score a third on 75 minutes when Draycott set up Matty Poole for a simple finish.

Salt was rubbed into Mossley wounds three minutes from time when Ryan Winder made it four with Draycott again the provider.

Mossley got some scant reward for their efforts in the final moments when Marshall was penalised for hand ball and substitute Mike Fish fired home from the penalty spot for a late consolation for the off key Lilywhites.