1. Steve James
2. Shaquille Antoine Clarke
3. Ben Barber
4. Jacob Wood
5. Ben Hampson
6. Lee O'Brien
7. Danny Grimshaw
8. Domaine Rouse
9. James Hampson (c)
10. Carlos Rouse
11. Billy Hasler-Cregg
12. Dominic Smith (for C.Rous 77)
14. Mike Pino (not used)
15. Brandon Zibaka (for O'Brien 88)
16. Danny Hewitt (not used)
17. Mike Howe (not used)
J. Hampson, D. Rouse
1. Liam Flynn
2. Caldon Henson
3. Lee Wilshaw
4. Michael Thomas
5. Tom Dean
6. John Bennett
7. Andy Keogh (c)
8. Mike Fish
9. Dave Short
10. Godwin Abadaki
11. Tom Pratt
12. Kevin McGrath (not used)
14. Scott Cheetham (for Wilshaw 82)
15. Sam Robinson (for Fish 71)
16. Dougie Carroll (for Short 71)
17. Nduoma Chilaka (not used)
Dean, Thomas, Cheetham
Referee: Mr A. Clayton
Mossley and Droyslden shared the spoils at the Butchers Arms in an exciting end to end post Christmas ‘derby’ at the Butchers Arms Ground on Monday afternoon.
The Lilywhites were able to recall Andy Keogh and Michael Thomas after suspension and Lee Wilshaw returned to the side following injury.
The much improved home side were first on the offensive with Liam Flynn making a smart save to deny the lively Billy Hasler-Cregg.
At the other end Dave Short had Mossley’s first effort on goal but his powerful shot narrowly cleared the bar.
it was the Bloods who broke the deadlock on 25 minutes. Hasler- Cregg’s deep cross from the right was turned home by James Hampson.
Godwin Abadaki, Mike Fish and Andy Keogh all went close as Mossley hit back but the homesters just about deserved their half time lead.
The second half saw Mossley step up the pressure. Abadaki had a strong penalty claim denied after a great bursting run by Short had opened up the Droylsden defence.
Just after the hour mark Mossley scored what everyone thought was a perfectly good goal. Fish broke up the left wing and his low cross was turned home by Tom Pratt.
However, most bizarrely, as the build up to the goal was progressing, the referee Mr Clayton had collided with a Droylsden player and knocked himself out. After taking several minutes to recover the goal was disallowed and the game controversially restarted with a drop ball on the half way line.
Rather ironically, Mr Clayton had also refereed the home game against Droylsden and failed to complete the match through injury. This time however, the luckless official was able to continue.
Mossley’s spirits were not diminished by the disappointment and the equaliser finally arrived in the 75th minute.
Caldon Henson’s long angled through ball was brilliantly brought down by Godwin Abadaki and the diminutive forward clipped the ball over the stranded Steve James for a well deserved equaliser.
Droylsden then returned to the front foot and Liam Flynn was called into action to make good saves to deny O’Brien and powerful substitute Dominic Smith.
At the other end Tom Pratt had a chance from a free kick but his effort hit the wall and the rebound effort cleared the bar.
As the game continued through almost ten minutes of stoppage time, Droylsden thought they had scored the winner but the effort was disallowed for off-side and an eventful game ended all square.
Godwin Abadaki clips home Mossley's equaliser