Division One North
Saturday 6th September 2014 @ Seel Park, Mossley
Lancaster City
(0) 3
(0) 0
Bryant (50), Pratt, (71, 76 pen)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match: Andy Keogh

1. Ashley Frith
2. Ryan Barrow
3. Danny McDonnell
4. Tom Dean
5. Josh Granite
6. Daryl Weston
7. Arron Hevingham
8. Andy Keogh (c)
9. Christian Travaglini
10. Tom Pratt
11. Mitchell Bryant
12. Kevin McGrath (not used)
14. Dean Warburton (for Weston 46)
15. Dougie Carroll (for Travaglini 46)
16. Tom Murray (for Carroll 61)
17. Oliver Devenney (not used)

Yellow cards:

Lancaster City

1. Mike Hale
2. Rob Henry
3. Sam Bailey
4. Ben Hudson
5. Neil Marshall (c)
6. Gary Hunter
7. Ryan Winder
8. Billy Akrigg
9. Tom Kilifin
10. Aaron Taylor
11. Josh Draycott

12. Connor Crossley (not used)
14. Daniel Birch (for Henry 46)
15. Tom Woods (for Draycott 77)
16. Aaron Hoyle (not used)
17. Mike Donlon (not used)

Yellow cards:
Marshall, Draycott, Birch, Winder

Referee: Mr D. Benton


Mossley eased to a comfortable victory over Lancaster City at Seel Park on Saturday with three second half goals earning the Lilywhites their first home victory of the season.

A generally lacklustre first half saw neither keeper troubled as both sides pretty much cancelled each other out with defences well on top. It was though Mossley who forged the better openings with an Andy Keogh free kick well saved by Mike Hale, a Ryan Barrow header that went narrowly wide and a couple of fizzing shots by the lively Tom Pratt that were narrowly off target.

However, a double half time substitution galvanized the Lilywhites. Off went Daryl Weston and Christian Travaglini and on came Dean Warburton and Dougie Carroll and Mossley were suddenly an inspired team.

It turned out to be a super second half performance by the Lilywhites who could and maybe should have won by a greater margin.

The opening goal came within five minutes of the restart minutes. Andy Keogh flicked a superb through ball for Mitchell Bryant to race on to and rifle an angled shot past the diving Hale from 10 yards.

Lancaster’s attempts to recover appeared laboured though a couple of brief spells of pressure saw Mossley keeper Ash Frith called into action a couple of times.

Half time sub Dougie Carroll hit a shot from a tight angle into the side netting but was forced from the pitch with an ankle injury a few minutes later with Tom Murray replacing him but Mossley were by now in full flow.

A defensive error led to the second goal on 71 minutes. Tom Pratt latching onto a misplaced back pass and firing past the stranded Hale.

The scoring was completed five minutes later as Pratt turned a defender in the box who promptly brought him crashing to the floor. The confident Pratt picked himself up to calmly send the keeper the wrong way from the resulting spot kick.

The game was won but chances were spurned to increase the lead with Warburton and Pratt going close and the otherwise impressive Bryant who sliced wide from a great position when again put through by a clever Keogh pass.


Smiffy's pics

Mossley players celebrate Mitchell Bryant's opening goal.