Division One North
Saturday 18th March 2017 @ Victoria Pleasure Grounds, Goole
(0) 1
(0) 1
Colbear (69)
Dean (90)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match: Mo Ali


1. Thomas Beaurepaire
2. Charlie Shelley
3. Steven Jeff
4. Jacob Stannard
5. Alex Varley
6. Sam Colbear
7. Derry Robson
8. Joel Dixon (c)
9. Danny Chambers
10. Richard Patterson
11. Bobby Johnson

12. Danile Barrett (for Chambers 75)
14. Nathan Modest (for Stannard 61)
15. Danny Nicholson (not used)
16. Devonte Morton (for Robson 87)
17. David Taylor (mot used)
Yellow cards:

1. Will Jones
2. Caldon Henson
3. Callum Scullion
4. Mo Ali
5. Tom Dean (c)
6. Dan Johnson
7. James Blair
8. Mason Duffy
9. Liam Ellis
10. Mitch Bryant
11. Tom Pratt
12. Matty Burke (for Scullion 75)
14. Keenan Quansah (for Ellis 90)
15. Danny Byrnes (for for Duffy 75)
16. Danny Stapleton (not used)

Yellow cards: Henson, Pratt

Referee: Mr M. Ashworth


Mossley skipper Tom Dean celebrated his 25th Birthday by scoring a last minute equaliser at Goole on Saturday to earn the Lilywhites a deserved point against a relegation haunted side desperate for a positive result.

Mossley were without the injured Jason Hill and Andy Watson though Callum Scullion returned after missing the Clitheroe game through illness.

Mossley dominated much of the game against a limited but hard working home side who had beaten League leaders Farsley Celtic in their last outing. But, chances were scarce on a very poor surface which made flowing football all but impossible.

The game was often broken up by petty fouls by both sides and it was from set pieces that the home side offered their greatest threat.

The closest the first half came to a goal was following such a set piece when a goalmouth scramble saw Mo Ali clear off the line.

The second half saw Mossley step up a gear and Liam Ellis, Mason Duffy, Mitch Bryant and Tom Pratt all had half chances to put Mossley ahead. However, like in the return game at Seel Park, it was Goole who came up with the sucker punch. On 69 minutes.

Caldon Henson was harshly judged to have fouled Bobby Johnson and Steven Jeffs deep free kick was turned home by giant central defender Sam Colbear to give the home side a shock and hardly deserved lead.

Mossley continued to plug away at a tiring Goole defence whose clearances became ever more desperate as they clung on to their narrow advantage under ever increasing pressure.

The equaliser finally arrived as the game entered it’s 90th minute. Mossley won a right wing corner from which Tom Pratt’s high out-swinger found Tom Dean rising above the Goole defence to fire home a powerful header from the edge of the box to pull the Lilywhites back on level terms.

Mossley pressed on for a winner from that point on and there were a couple of close calls in the four minutes of added on time, but the home side hung on to a point that failed to aid much their survival cause.