Preliminary Round
Tuesday 1st September 2015 @ Sir Tom Finney Stadium, Bamber Bridge
Bamber Bridge
(1) 3
(1) 1
Green (8), Vasey (58), Waddecar (60)
McGonigle (24)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match: Tom Dean

Bamber Bridge
1. Lee Dovey
2. Danny Mahoney
3. Chris Marlow
4. Matt Lawlor
5. Paul Alexander
6. Stuart Vasey
7. Alistair Waddecar
8. Paul McKenna (c)
9. Regan Linney
10. Darren Green
11. Jamie Milligan
12. Joe Booth (for Vasey 81)
14. Michael Muscat (for Marlow 70)
15. Curtis Thompson (for Milligan 86)
16. Simon Wiles (not used)
Matty Kay (not used)
18. Scott Salisbury (not used)
19. Ian Moss (not used)
Yellow cards:
Waddecar, Mahoney

1. Liam Flynn
2. Ryan Marley
3. Josh Greenhalgh
4. Tom Dean
5. Rory Breslin
6. Kyle McGonigle
7. John Bennett
8. Andy Keogh (c)
9. Luke Horrocks
10. Tom Pratt
11. Mitch Bryant
12. Jack Pritchard (not used)
14. Sam Howell (for Greenhalgh 73)
15. Danny Murray (not used)
16. Dave Short (for for Breslin 70)
17. Rhys Nevins (for Horrocks 70)
18. Will Jones (not used)
Yellow cards:
Bennett, McGonigle

Referee: Mr B. Speedie



Mossley’s terrible recent record in the FA Cup continued in Tuesday night’s replay at Bamber Bridge as they went down 3-1 to a home side who’s form was nothing short of sensational.

Last season’s play off finalists look a good bet for another serious challenge this term after a scintillating performance of high speed pass and move football that left Mossley chasing shadows for much of the evening.

The home side were on top straight from the kick off and took the lead after just eight minutes when Darren Green’s speculative 25 yard angled effort dipped under the bar giving Liam Flynn no chance.

Brig’ continued to press and Flynn was called into action on several occasions before the Mossley equalised against the run of play on 24 minutes. Kyle McGonigle’s powerful 25 yard free kick was deflected off the defensive wall and found it’s way past Lee Dovey for a surprise leveller.

Mossley finally found some fluency and were denied the lead on the stroke of half time when, after winning a succession of corners, John Bennett’s right wing flag kick was powerfully headed home by Tom Dean but the referee awarded the home side a mystery free kick instead.

The home side upped the tempo again after the break and retook the lead on 58 minutes. It started with a Mossley free kick by Bennett which was blocked by the defensive wall. Brig’ broke quickly and fluidly and the counter attack ended with Stuart Vasey firing home.

Two minutes later the result was effectively sealed when Alistair Waddecar’s volley left Flynn rooted as his 25 yard effort dipped into the bottom corner.

Mossley battled on bravely and were unlucky not to reduce the arrears when Andy Keogh’s blistering 20 yard half volleyed effort rattled a post.

However, it was too little too late for Mossley who disappointingly crashed out of the FA Cup at the very first hurdle for the fifth successive season.

On this performance Bamber Bridge are going prove a very difficult side to stop this season and they will surely fancy their chances in the next round at Goole.