Saturday 8th August 2015 @ Seel Park, Mossley
Ramsbottom United
(0) 1
(1) 1
Bryant (85)
Pugh (12)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match


1. Will Jones
2. Caldon Henson
3. Lee Wilshaw
4. Jack Pritchard
5. James Blair
6. Kyle McGonigle (c)
7. Sam Howell
8. Luke Horrocks
9. Sam Robinson
10. Mitch Bryant
11. Brian Matthews
12. Ryan Marley (for McGonigle 46)
14. Rory Breslin (not used)
15. Ryan Hibbert (for Blair 60)
16. Dave Short (for Robinson 60)
17. Rhys Nevins (for Matthews 60)
18. Gary Molyneux (for Wilshaw 75)
Yellow Cards: Horrocks, Robinson

Ramsbottom United

1. Grant Shenton (c)
2. Phil Edghill
3. Ben Woods
4. Melford Knight
5. Kieran Nolan
6. Lee Pugh
7. David Kuba-Kuba
8. Prince Heywood
9. Caindou Jaifar
10. Jake Cliff
11. Cleavon Beadle
12. Kyle Harrop
13. Ashley Shenton
14. Jamie Rother
15. Jon Robinson
16. Dominic McHale
Yellow cards: G.Shenton, Jaifar

Referee: Mr I. Claridge



Mossley finished a busy pre season with a 1-1 draw against Evo-stik Premier Division side Ramsbottom United at Seel Park on Saturday.

The Lilywhites were left bereft of several important players through injury and unavailability so Messrs Band and Morrison got the chance to review the rest of the squad.

The visitors certainly had the better of the opening half as Mossley's ball retention was nowhere near the standard set in the previous outing against Hyde.

Ramsbottom took the lead on 12 minutes when James Blair mistimed a challenge on the speedy Kuba-Kuba on Mossley's left wing and Lee Pugh curled a super free kick beyond Will Jones' reach and into the far top corner of the Mossley net from a somewhat improbable angle.

However, neither side offered much goal threat for the remainder of a half which became increasingly niggly, a trend that continued throughout most of the game resulting in both sides collecting a couple of cautions each.

The Lilywhites improved after the break with the tricky Luke Horrocks and the hard working Sam Howell more prominent.

Mossley were by the later stages the only team creating chances and after a few close calls finally found the equaliser with five minutes to spare. Horrocks pin point ball finding Mitch Bryant in space and the Mossley striker confidently stroked the ball past sub keeper Ashley Shenton.


Smiffy's pics
Mitch Bryant strokes home the equaliser.