Tuesday 10th November 2015 @ Dimple Wells, Ossett
Ossett Albion
(2) 3
(1) 2
Bower (8), Brunt (28), Matthews (70)
Short (43), McGonigle (90 pen)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match: Mitch Bryant

Ossett Albion
1. Brett Souter
2. Declan Dawson
3. Ross Hardaker
4. George Green (c)
5. James Riley
6. Danny South
7. Connor Brunt
8. Rikki Paylor
9. Rob Bordman
10. Connor Bower
11. Talent Ndlovu
12. Nicky Matthews (for Bordman 64)
14. Joshua Wright (for Paylor 70))
15. Ben Grech-Brooksbank (for Brunt 77)
16. Wes Milnes (not used)
17: Kieran Thompson (not used)
Yellow cards:

1. Jack Cookson
2. Danny McDonnell
3. John Bennett
4. Michael Thomas
5. Tom Dean
6. Kyle McGonigle (c)
7. Scott Kay
8. Godwin Abadaki
9. Dougie Carroll
10. Dave Short
11. Mitch Bryant
12. Lee Wilshaw (not used)
13. Liam Flynn (not used)
14. Andy Keogh (for Bennett 29)
15. Tom Pratt (for Abadaki 51)
16. Sam Robinson (for Carroll 51)

Yellow cards:
Robinson, Bryant

Referee: Mr G. Rhodes


Mossley went out of the Integro Doodson NPL Cup in a bad tempered affair ata windswept Dimple Wells on Tuesday night.

The Mossley team showed several changes from the side which had seen off Radcliffe Borough on Saturday. Goalkeeper Jack Cookson and forward Godwin Abadaki making their first starts for the club while Dougie Carroll was selected in the first eleven for the first time this season while the versatile Danny McDonnell was also brought back on loan from Congleton Town to cover for the unavailable Caldon Henson. Mike Fish was an injury absentee.

It was a disjointed opening by Mossley on a windy evening and the home side looked sharper and hungrier in the opening exchanges.

Albion took the lead as early as the 8th minute. Connor Bower winning a race to the ball with debutant keeper Cookson to score from the right angle of the Mossley box.

Mossley's passing was laboured in the first half and few chances were created with Mitch Bryant coming closest as he weaved a path through the home defence.

Ossett doubled the lead on 28 minutes when Mossley lost possession in the Albion half and a swift break down Mossley's right flank saw Bower get the the bi-line before setting up Connor Brunt for a simple finish.

Mossley lost John Bennett to injury before the half hour with Andy Keogh the replacement and a resulting positional re-organization saw the Lilywhites begin to make a fist of it.

The Lilywhites halved the arrears two minutes before the break when Keogh's through ball saw Ossett looking for a doubtful off-side flag that wasn't raised and Dave Short burst through to volley home from ten yards.

The second half was an even affair with neither side creating many chances as the strong wind and a difficult surface made controlled football difficult.

Ossett re-opened the two goal gap on 70 minutes when substitute Nicky Matthews cut through on Mossley's right and beat Cookson from a narrow angle.

Mossley pressed on regardless and Bryant fired into the side netting when well placed while Short had his looping header cleared off the line soon after.

Mossley pulled a goal back on 90 minutes when Mike Thomas was fouled in the box and Kyle McGonigle made no mistake from the spot.

There was still time for one half chance but Ossett survived to take their place in the next round.