Saturday 1st November 2014 @ Church Lane, New Mills
New Mills
(2) 3
(0) 2
Ahmadi (3, 15), Douglas-Pringle (5),
Carroll (62), Anderson (76)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match: Andy Keogh

New Mills
1. Peter Collinge
2. Shaquel Antoine-Clarke
3. Carl Fitton
4. Dominic Welsby
5. Danny Caldicotte
6. Aaron Chalmers (c)
7. Ryan Hopper
8. Kyle Parsons
9. James Hampson
10. Porya Ahmadi
11. Daniel Douglas-Pringle
12. Michael Smith (for Ahmadi 70)
14. Ross Needham (not used)
15. Rob Kinsella (for Hampson 89)
16. Matt Landregan (not used)
17. James Constantine (for Welsby 75)

Yellow cards:
Hopper, Ahmadi

1. Andy Farrimond
2. Danny McDonnell
3. Andy Brown
4. Tom Dean
5. Josh Granite
6. Ross Davidson
7. Oliver Devenney
8. Caldon Henson
9. Sam Robinson
10. Andy Keogh (c)
11. Matty Purcell
12. Dougie Carroll (for Robinson 23)
14. Eder Ruiz (for McDonnell 46)
15. Matty Cross (not used)
16. Kyle McGonigle (not used)
17. Charlie Anderson (for Devenney 70)

Yellow cards:

Referee: Mr P. Sporne



An absolutely dreadful opening fifteen minutes which saw Mossley concede three goals cost Mossley dearly as the Lilywhites lost ultimate prize of a place in the next round of the FA Trophy and the £2,700 associated prize money.

The first half horror show began in only the third minute as Daniel Douglas-Pringle found space on the right and his low cross was turned home from close range by Porya Ahmadi despite Josh Granite's attentions.

Three minutes later Mossley were two down as Oliver Devenney stumbled on the ball in midfield and a through ball was latched onto by Douglas-Pringle who slotted past the advancing Farrimond from 15 yards.

Worse was to follow for the beleaguered Lilywhites as they conceded a third on 15 minutes when Ahmadi headed home unmarked from a right wing corner.

Shortly after, Mossley lost striker Sam Robinson to injury and Dougie Carroll made his long awaited return after his extended injury absence.

To say that New Mills played a route one brand of football would be an understatement as they regularly attempted to turn the Mossley defence with long first time balls from the back.
Mossley for their part failed to get any kind of first half foothold and were constantly held at bay by the Millers basic boom or bust approach.

Mossley made a slight adjustment to their system as Danny McDonnell was replaced by Eder Ruiz at the break. The former Salford City winger making a promising first appearance as his tricky runs caused the Millers plenty of problems as Mossley left their first half horror show in the past and attempted an unlikely comeback.

Dougie Carroll got Mossley on the score-sheet in the 62nd minute as he raced onto a through ball and clipped the ball over the advancing ex Mossley keeper Peter Collinge from 20 yards.

Mossley went close on a number of occasions before Mossley pulled back to a single goal deficit. Substitute Charlie Anderson scoring from close range soon after the entering the fray after Ruiz and Carroll had efforts blocked.

New Mills were on the back foot and struggling at this point with Andy Keogh and Ruiz orchestrating openings as the Millers went into spoiling mode as they frustrated Mossley with a less than heady mixture of time wasting and ’ave it’ football.

However, the ploy proved effective as despite their best efforts the equaliser, that Mossley probably deserved for their second half exertions, didn’t materialise despite the Lilywhites best efforts and it is New Mills who go through to the next round.


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