Tuesday 14th July 2014 @ Seel Park, Mossley
Stalybridge Celtic
(0) 1
(1) 2
Pratt (62)
Tames (42), Ceaser (83)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match


1. Liam Flynn
2. Lee WIlshaw
3. Ryan Barrow
4. Ryan Marley
5. Tom Dean
6. Kyle McGonigle
7. Connor Cowan-Thompson
8. Sam Robinson
9. Mike Fish
10. Andy Keogh (c)
11. Tom Pratt
12. Jack Pritchard (for Cowan-Thompson 52)
14. James Blair (for Marley 52)
15. John Buceto (for Robinson 52)
16. Brian Matthews (for Fish 52)
17. Rob Flynn (for Barrow 60)
18. Kieran Burywood (for Keogh 63)

Stalybridge Celtic

1. Tony McMillan
2. Oliver Crowley
3. Matt Regan
4. Jack Higgins
5. John Shaw
6. Dale Wright
7. Ben McKenna
8. Bohan Dixon
9. Chris Simm
10. Steven Tames
11. Aiden Chippendale
Callum Hill
Peter Whylie
Matty Hughes
Danny Wisdom
Adam Farrell
Aaron Chalmers
Amor Ceaser
Brandon Windsor
Alec Johnson
Yaw Gyimah
Adam Niall

Referee: Mr J. Hull


Mossley gave a good account account of themselves against National League North neighbours Stalybridge Celtic in Tuesday's opening pre season game at Seel Park.

The Lilywhites had ten players in the starting line up who were registered last season and competed well in an even first half. However it was Celtic, fielding possibly their strongest eleven in the first half who went in at half time in front.

A through ball slipped into the path of Steven Tames on 42 minutes saw the former Southport and Hyde striker make no mistake firing past the advancing Liam Flynn.

Celtic played an entitrely different eleven in the second half but the game contiinued in the same vein with both sides looking to play attacking football.

Mossley equalised on 62 minutes. James Blair switched play from deep on the left with a flighted ball that Tom Pratt latched onto and drove an angled shot beneath the Celtic keeper from close range.

The result could have swung either way after that but it was the visitors who edged to victory when a free kick from deep on Mossley's right was flicked home off the head of Amor Ceaser on 82 minutes to round off the scoring in what was a thoroughly entertaining first friendly of the 2015/16 season.


Smiffy's pics

Tom Pratt fires home Mossley's goal