Division One North
Saturday 16th April 2016 @ Seel Park, Mossley
Farsley Celtic
(2) 3
(2) 3
Carroll (4, 80), Short (9)
Savory (11, 27), O'Brien (73)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match: Godwin Abadaki


1. Will Jones
2. Danny McDonnell
3. Scott Cheetham
4. Michael Thomas (c)
5. Tom Dean
6. John Bennett
7. Dave Short
8. Godwin Abadaki
9. Andy Keogh
10. Tom Pratt
11. Dougie Carroll
12. Liam Baker (not used)
13. Liam Flynn (not used)
14. George Mannion (not used)
15. Sam Howell (for Short 70)
16. Sam Robinson (for Cheetham 78)

Yellow cards: -
Red Card: Pratt

Farsley Celtic
1. Jake Lofthouse
2. Aaron Hardy
3. Josh Grant
4. Robbie O'Brien
5. Paddy Miller
6. James Knowles
7. Lewis Nightingale
8. Chris Howarth
9. Paul Walker
10. Aiden Savory
11. Lewis Sugden
12. Danny Bunch (for Nightingale 75)
13. Tom Taylor (not used)
14. Adam Clayton (for Knowles 83)
15. Jordan Deacey (not used)
16. Lee Connor (not used)
Yellow cards:

Referee: Mr B. Speedie


Mossley and Farsley Celtic shared six goals at Seel Park on Saturday after the Lilywhites had raced into an early two goal lead.

Mossley were again without the injured Caldon Henson and Callum Warburton along with the suspended Kyle McGonigle while Mike Fish was unavailable. Dave Short replacing Fish in the starting line up. Michael Thomas was made captain for the day as he sadly played his last game before taking up a new job in the Netherlands.

Farsley were quickly out of the blocks and the opening four minutes were played out in Mossley's half. Then in the Lilywhites first attack, Godwin Abadaki played Tom Pratt in on the right who rifled the ball goalwards. Farsley keeper Jake Lofthouse spilled the ball and Dougie Carroll swept home the rebound.

Five minutes later and Mossley were two up when Dave Short clipped home a fine goal from the edge of the box and it looked like it may be a comfortable afternoon for the home side.

That myth was quickly dispelled as Farsley struck back almost immediately following a move that pulled the Mossley defence around before Aiden Savory finished from close range to give Farsley a lifeline.

The visitors then enjoyed the lions share of possession as Mossley struggled to make inroads and in honesty it was no great surprise when Farsley equalised on 27 minutes as more quick and tidy approach play saw Savory allowed a free header from the edge of the six yard box and the scores were tied.

Farsley continued to look the more dangerous after the break as their ball retention was genaerally better than off key Mossley who huffed and puffed but threatened rarely.

Farsley turned the score completely around in the 73rd minute when Robbie O'Brien finished off another precise move and Mossley looked down and out.

However, the Lilywhites rallied and earned their reward ten minutes from time when Tom Dean, by now playing on the left side of a back three as Mossley chased the game, went on a rampaging run down the left before Dougie Carroll was played in to clip home his second goal of the game to equalise and spare the Lilywhites blushes.

The game ended on a sour note when in the closing minutes Tom Pratt was balked by Josh Grant as he chaed the ball down the right touch line. The frustrated Pratt foolishly reacted and kicked out at Grant. It was no surprise when the Lilywhites leading scorer was shown a straight red card to leave the Lilywhites to play the three minutes stoppage time out with ten men.