Division One North
Saturday 25th March 2017 @ Shawbridge, Clitheroe
(1) 2
(1) 1
Brady (13), Willoughy (80)
Bryant (10)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match: Keenan Quansah


1. Chris Thompson
2. Robbie Bromley
3. Gareth Roberts
4. Ian Rowlands
5. Danny Brady (c)
6. Charlie Russell
7. Joe Mitchell
8. Brad Carroll
9. Kurt Willoughby
10. Alex Newby
11. Aiden Kirby

12. Adam Bolton (for Kirby 77)
14. Wes Benjamin (for Bromley 19)
15. Chris Churchman (for Newby 46)
16. Ryan Cattermole (not used)
17. Jacob Dans (not used)
Yellow cards: -

1. Will Jones
2. Caldon Henson
3. Dan Johnson
4. Mo Ali
5. Tom Dean (c)
6. Matty Burke
7. Keenan Quansah
8. Elliot Harrison
9. Mitch Bryant
10. Mason Duffy
11. Tom Pratt
12. Callum Scullion (not used)
14. Hafeez Hamzat (not used)
15. Danny Byrnes (for Quansah 85)
16. Danny Stapleton (for Duffy 87)
17. Liam Ellis (for Bryant 56)

Yellow card: Burke

Referee: Mr I. Johnston


Play off chasers Clitheroe rode their luck through Saturday’s encounter at Shawbridge to take the points in a game that Mossley could, nay should, have won comfortably.

Mossley were almost ahead inside a minute as Clitheroe scrambled the ball to safety and it was no real surprise when the Lilywhites went ahead in the 10th minute.

Debutant Elliot Harrison played the ball wide up Clitheroe’s angled sloping pitch. Keenan Quansah retrieved the ball and crossed low into the box where Mitch Bryant turned the ball home to notch against his former club.

The lead was short lived. Three minutes later a free kick on Mossley’s left was powerfully headed home by team captain Robbie Brady.

Clitheroe then had their best spell of the game. Aiden Kirby saw his effort hit the top of the Mossley bar and Kurt Willoughby fired inches over with a powerful drive.

Mossley thought they had regained the lead on the half hour when Bryant scored from Tom Pratt’s cross but the effort was disallowed for what can only have been a very narrow off-side.

The early part of the second period saw few chances but Mossley appeared well on top and a goal looked likely. Mossley’s luck was seriously out when substitute Liam Ellis hit the far post, the rebound came out to Quansah who’s effort then hit the other post and was scrambled away.

The Lilywhites were to rue that miss as within minutes Clitheroe were ahead. A free kick on Mossley’s right found it’s way to Willoughby who fired home through a crowded box from 20 yards very much against the run of play.

With eight minutes remaining Mossley had a great chance to level things up when Clitheroe substitute Wes Benjamin climbed all over Ellis for a nailed on penalty. Tom Pratt took the spot kick but home keeper Thompson made a comfortable save from Pratt’s scuffed shot.

Mossley pressed forward desperately but Clitheroe hung on for an unlikely victory against a very hard working Mossley side who did everything right on the day except win the game.