Tuesday 11th November 2014 @ Seel Park, Mossley
Northwich Victoria
(1) 1
(2) 5
Matthews (89)
Burnett (21, 90), Abadaki (24), Dixon (68), Sharratt (85 pen)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match: Matty Cross

1. Andrew Farrimond
2. Danny McDonnell
3. Matty Cross
4. Tom Dean
5. Josh Granite (c)
6. Kyle McGonigle
7. Oliver Devenney
8. Dean Warburton
9. Dougie Carroll
10. Matty Purcell
11. Tom Pratt
12. John Bennett (not used)
14. Dominic Marie (for Carroll 74)
15. Eder Ruiz (not used)
16. Brian Matthews (for Pratt 65)
17. Sam Robinson (for Purcell 61)

Yellow cards:
McDonnell, Granite, McGonigle, Devenney

Northwich Victoria
1. Dave Smith
2. Mohamud Ali
3. Jack Sharratt
4. Michael Clarke
5. Callum Henry (c)
6. Stuart Cook
7. Bohan Dixon
8. Michael Roddy
9. Gary Burnett
10. Godwin Abadaki
11. Aboubacar Sanogo
12. Chris Smalley (not used)
14. Brian Summerskill (for Sonogo 65)
15. Ash Kelly (for for Roddy 80)
16. Jamie Matthews (for Abadaki 74)
17. Tom Deasy (not used)

Yellow cards:

Referee: Mr M. Woods


This was a cup tie that Mossley will wish to forget quickly as an in-form Northwich Victoria racked up the goals in a dominant performance against a Lilywhites side who didn’t start playing until they were two goals down.

The Lilywhites had Dougie Carroll up top for his first start since his injury back in August and with several players unavailable there was a call up for Kyle McGonigle (starting his first match of the campaign) along with Oliver Devenney, Dean Warburton and Matty Purcell.

Vics opened on the front foot and rarely relented in a one sided opening period that saw the visitors take a 21st minute lead when the elusively dangerous Gary Burnett fired home as he rounded Andy Farrimond after a terrific through ball by Bohan Dixon and three minutes later the visitors had doubled their advantage as Godwin Abadaki found space on the edge of Mossley’s six yard box to score from a left wing corner.

Mossley finally began to put a few passes together but just like Mossley’s previous opponents Darlington, Vics have an extremely strong defence that gave little quarter.

The second half saw Mossley in better form and Carroll was denied a certain penalty when he was hauled down by Sharratt before Matty Cross hit the Vics bar with a rasping free kick from 25 yards.

Despite some good Mossley pressure it was Vics who scored the next and no doubt match clinching goal when Bohan Dixon curled a fine shot from 20 yards beyond Farrimond’s reach on 68 minutes.

Five minutes from time Vics were awarded a soft penalty when Josh Granite was adjudged to have fouled Burnett in a similar challenge to the one not awarded earlier for Mossley and Jack Sherratt rifled home from the spot.

Substitute Brian Matthews scored a late consolation for Mossley with a fine run and power drive from the right wing that outfoxed Vics keeper Dave Smith.

Salt was rubbed in Mossley’s wounds in stoppage time when Gary Burnett scored his second with another fine effort from the edge of the box to see Vics comfortably through to the second round and send Mossley back to the dressing room to lick their wounds.