Tuesday 12th July 2016 @ Seel Park, Mossley
Halifax Town
(0) 0
(2) 4
Peniket (23), Hibbs (26), Khan (83), Harrison (87)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match


1. Trialist
2. Andy Fitzgerald
3. Danny McDonnell
4. Desi Flanagan
5. Tom Dean
6. Kyle McGonigle
7. John Bennett
8. Dave Short
9. Andy Keogh (c)
10. Steve Yarwood
11. Dougie Carroll
12. Trislist (for Flanagan 46)
13. Trialist (for Trialist gkpr 77)
14. Sam Parr (for McDonnell 46)
15. Trialist (for Carroll 52)
16. Trialist (for Yarwood 46)
17. Omar McKenzie (for Short 52)
18. Trialist (for Fitzgerald 46)
19. Trialist (for Bennett 63)

FC Halifax Town

1. Steve Drench
2. Cliff Moyo
3. Josh Wilde
4. Liam King (c)
5. Danny Hone
6. Nathan Hotte
7. Matty Kosylo
8. Jordan Sinnott
9. Richard Peniket
10. Jordan Burrow
11. Jake Hibbs
12. Tom Nicholson
14. Ross Barrow
15. Isaac Baldwin
16. Scott Garner
17. Elliot Harrison
18. Josh McDonald
19. Connor Hughes
20. Tom Denton
21. Sharez Khan

Referee: ?



In a game arranged at short notice current FA Trophy holders FC Halifax Town arrived on the back of an 8-1 success at Brighouse Town in their match while Mossley were playing their first game of the pre season.

Mossley gave a good account of themselves in the early stages but neither side created much in the final third. Mossley came closest to opening the scoring when Town keeper Steve Drench made a superb reflex save to keep out Dougie Carroll's effort.

Halifax finally built up a spell of pressure and took the lead on 23 minutes when the livewire Matty Kosylo rifled in a powerful shot which Mossley's trialst keeper could only palm into the path of Richard Peniket who scored from close range.

The keeper befell a similar fate three minutes later when the visitors doubled their advantage. This time ex Mossley youth teamer Jake Hibbs was the recipient for anotyher close range finish.

Both sides made numerous substitutions at the break and Mossley thought they had scored when the substitute right sided striker saw his shot deflected into the net but the referee spotted an offence and the goal was chalked off.

The game moved quickly from end to end and both sides created half chances but Halifax proved the more clinical and with the game very stretched in the closing stages the visitors added two more late goals as substitutes Sharez Khan and Elliot Harrison gave the scoreline a more flattering look in the visitors favour.


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