Division One North
Saturday 5th September 2015 @ Parkside Road, Kendal
Kendal Town
(2) 3
(0) 1
Marley (own goal 6), Connerton (20 pen, 57)
Short (84)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match: Dave Short

Kendal Town

1. Will Kitchen
2. Mike Aspin
3. Rob Henry (c)
4. Dan Forbes
5. Rob Williams
6. Chris Smalley
7. Craig Carney
8. Sam Bailey
9. Jordan Connerton
10. Tom Kilifin
11. Ben Thomas
12. Zach Clark (for Bailey 80)
14. Aaron Helliwell (not used)
15. Dan Wilkins (for Kilifin 32)
16. George Mason (not used)
17. Rob Wilson (for Henry 55)

Yellow cards:

1. Laim Flynn
2. Jack Pritchard
3. Luke Horrocks
4. Ryan Marley
5. Danny Murray
6. Kyle McGonigle
7. John Bennett
8. Andy Keogh (c)
9. Rhys Nevins
10. Tom Pratt
11. Mitch Bryant
12. Ryan Hibbert (for Marley 44)
14. Sam Howell (for Murray 65)
15. Rory Breslin (not used)
16. Josh Greenhalgh (not used)
17. Dave Short (for Bennett 29)

Yellow cards:

Referee: Mr D. Underwood



Mossley’s unbeaten start to the League season ended at Kendal Town’s Parkside Road ground on Saturday as the Lilywhites made a poor start to the game and never fully recovered.

Mossley went into the game with the defence reshuffled yet again due to injury and un-availability which certainly did not aid their cause.

The early horrors began in the 6th minute. Ryan Marley, who had an afternoon he’ll quickly want to forget, mis-timed a header which looped over the stranded Liam Flynn to give the Mintcakes the early advantage.

Kendal piled on the pressure with the Parkside Road slope in their favour and doubled the lead in the 20th minute. Marley was again the culprit as he bundled over a Kendal forward and Jordan Connerton sent Flynn the wrong way with a well struck spot kick.

Hapless Mossley then lost midfield dynamo John Bennett to an ankle injury, replaced by Dave Short. Then, just before half time Marley limped out of the action with a hip injury to be replaced by Ryan Hibbert.

Mossley had created very little in the opening half and a half time rollicking didn’t totally improve matters as the Lilywhites fell further behind in the 57th minute when Connerton found space on the right of Mossley’s box and rifled home off the underside of the bar.
Mossley finally made a fist of it and home keeper Will Kitchen made acrobatic saves to deny Kyle McGonigle’s powerful free kick and Dave Short’s volley.

Mitch Bryant saw his effort come back off the Kendal bar before Dave Short finally got Mossley on the scoresheet with with six minutes remaining as he calmly side footed past Kitchen from Tom Pratt’s precise through ball.

It was too little too late for Mossley though who will need to show much better form when facing a trip to Harrogate Railway just 48 hours later.