Division One North
Saturday 1st October 2016 @ Dual Seal Stadium, Brighouse
Brighouse Town
(1) 1
(1) 1
Jerome (6)
McGonigle (37)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match: Callum Warburton

Brighouse Town
1. Tom Taylor
2. Adam Field (c)
3. Greg Pearson
4. Daniel Illingworth
5. Sam Hewitt
6. Ben Atkinson
7. Stephen Mallory
8. Tom Haigh
9. Ruben Jerome
10. Leon Osborne
11. Luke Parkin

12. James Pollard (for Field 59)
13. Ed Hall (not used)
14. Ryan Watson (for Haigh 58)
15. Alex Low (not used)
17. Daniel Bunch (for Mallory 70)
Yellow card:

1. Liam Flynn
2. Kyle Harrison
3. Mark Haslam
4. Logan Jeffs
5. Javan Benjamin
6. Kyle McGonigle
7. Callum Warburton
8. Jason Hill
9. Jordan Bove
10. Dave Short
11. Tom Pratt
12. Danny McDonnell (not used)
14. Ciaran Harper (for Bove 90)
15. Robert Bourne (for Benjamin 59)
16. Jonah Gosling (not used)
17. Damase Kiwanda (for Short 80)
Yellow card:

Referee: Mr T. Kirk


With several players unavailable it was something of a makeshift Mossley line up that came away with a well deserved point at League leaders Brighouse Town on Saturday.

Without the unavailable Andy Keogh and Mike Fish, injured centre back Tom Dean and with John Bennett suspended, the Lilywhites gave a debut to midweek signing Jason Hill, while there were recalls for Kyle Harrison, Javan Benjamin, Jordan Bove and 'man of the match' Callum Warburton.

It was a great all round effort by the Lilywhites who belied their recent dip in form and were in the end unfortunate not to take all three points.

It wasn't the best start by the visitors as Brighouse opened the scoring with their first chance of the match. A sliced pass found it's way to Luke Parkin on the left wing and his low cross was turned home from six yards by Ruben Jerome.

However, Mossley began to claw their way into the game and a Tom Pratt fizzer tested home keeper Tom Taylor as the game swung from end to end in a lively first half.

Mossley deserved their equaliser when it arrived on 37 minutes. The Lilywhites were awarded a free kick deep on the right touchline, Callum Warburton crossed and Kyle McGonigle rose highest to head home from ten yards.

The second half followed a similar pattern to the first but Mossley started to gain the upper hand and played the better football. Tom Pratt brought a fine save from Tom Taylor with a viscious 25 yarder as Mossley built up pressure. When Brighhouse found a way forward the Mossley defence threw their boddies in the way to prevent any clear chances.

Mossley missed the best chance of the half when Dave Short charged through a gap only to drag his shot wide with only keeper Taylor to beat.

Substitute Damase Kiwanda weaved his magic on the left edge of the box only to see his driven cross turned away for a corner.

At the other end Brighouse won a late corner but again Mossley defended superby and there was no way through for the League pacessters as Mossley came away with a point which was the very least their hard working performance deserved.