Saturday 30th July 2016 @ Richborough Estates Stadium, Congleton
Congleton Town
(1) 1
(1) 2
Fletcher (5)
Carroll (16), Keogh (56)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match

Congleton Town
1. Robert Cooke
2. Jack Pritchard
3. Scott Baker
4. Ben Alston
5. George Whiteoak
6. Norman Willis
7. Alexander McMillan
8. Scott Sephton (c)
9. Declan Fletcher
10. Bradley Williams
11. Sam Marshall
12. Kieron Kenny
13. Michael Kobal
14. Rhys Highton
15. Thomas Bradley
16. Michael Dixon

1. Liam Flynn
2. Andy Fitzgerald
3. John Bennett
4. Nat Kerr
5. Desi Flanagan
6. Kyle McGonigle
7. Tom Fisher
8. Mike Fish
9. Andy Keogh (c)
10. Tom Pratt
11. Jonah Gosling
12. Moise Misambu (for Fitzgerald 46)
14. Tom Murray (for Fish 59)
15. Steve Yarwood (for Fisher 46)
16. Tyler Berry (for Flanagan 67)
17. Tom Pratt (for Gosling 46)
18. Omar McKenzie (for Carroll 59)

Referee: ?



Mossley finally recorded their first victory of pre season when coming from behind to win 2-1 at North West Counties League side Congleton Town on Saturday.

Congleton were quickly out of the blocks and took the lead in only the 5th minute. The home side worked a short corner against a sleeping Mossley defence and the ball broke to centre forward Declan Fletcher who lashed the ball home from ten yards.

To their credit, the Lilywhites gradually got a foothold in the game and Dougie Carroll had two great chances to put the Lilywhites ahead before finally doing so in the 16th minute. A goalmouth scramble saw the ball break to the left dead ball line where Carroll pounced to curl a great shot into the far corner of the net from a very narrow angle.

Mossley continued to create the better openings with Carroll in particular benefiting from several well struck long passes from midfield that regularly cut open a rather flat home defence.

The second half saw Mossley create further chances with Steve Yarwood hitting the bar and Tom Pratt firing narrowly wide before they finally took the lead on 56 minutes. A left wing Tom Pratt corner was met by skipper Andy Keogh who's flicked front post header gave Congleton's defence no chance to react.

The lively Congleton forwards created a couple of chances but Liam Flynn dealt with the situations well and it was Mossley who continued to offer the greater threat. Pratt was denied by the substitute goalkeeper when he raced through from inside his own half and Omar McKenzie was similarly denied after he ghosted through a defensive gap.