Division One North
Saturday 28th January 2017 @ Seel Park, Mossley
Hyde United
(1) 1
(3) 4
Blair (29)
Miller (6), Dempsey (12), Hunter (33), Beadle (51)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match: Darrhyl Mason

1. Cameron Mason
2. Caldon Henson
3. Damian Skolorzynski
4. Matty Burke
5. Tom Dean
6. Kyle McGonigle (c)
7. James Blair
8. Sam Robinson
9. Jason Hill
10. Darrhyl Mason
11. Tom Pratt
12. Callum Scullion (not used)
14. Keenan Quansah (not used)
15. Mason Duffy (for Burke 59)
16. Jordan Bove (for Robinson 59)
17. Andy Keogh (for Skolorzynski 46)

Yellow cards:
D.Mason, Pratt

Hyde United
1. Russ Saunders
2. Kyle Harrison
3. James Burke
4. Matt Dempsey
5. Dave McGurk
6. Paddy Miller (c)
7. Jamal Branker
8. Janni Lipsa
9. Matthew Beadle
10. Laurie Bell
11. Lawrence Hunter
12. Peter Boyle (for Branker 67)
14. Ayrton Bevins (not used)
15. Ryan Ellison (for Burke 85)
16. Oliver Ford (not used)
17. Big Khamsuk (for McGurk 23)
Yellow cards:
Burke, Miller

Referee: Mr M. Sutcliffe


Mossley’s current woes continued against neighbours Hyde United at Seel Park on Saturday as the Lilywhites went down to a harsh and hardly deserved 4-1 defeat.

More enforced team changes saw goalkeeper Cameron Mason given his debut but it could hardly have gone worse for the on loan Curzon Ashton custodian.

Hyde’s first attack saw them awarded a free kick deep on Mossley’s left wing. Lawrance Hunter whipped the ball into the box and keeper Mason was left grasping at thin air as Paddy Miller powered home a header.

Worse was to follow for the beleaguered Lilywhites when Hyde doubled their lead with only 12 minutes on the clock. Another free kick, this time just outside the box saw Matt Dempsey curl a shot around the Mossley wall and beyond Mason’s reach.

Shell-shocked Mossley responded by applying plenty of pressure and they were rewarded in the 29th minute when Darrhyl Mason and Tom Pratt combined to set up James Blair to slot home his first goal since returning to Seel Park in November.

Mason and Pratt in particular were causing Hyde plenty of problems as Mossley went in search of an equaliser but it was Hyde who stretched their lead against the run of play when a mistake by Damian Skolorzynski allowed Hunter to get the better of him and curl an angled shot beyond the Mossley keeper’s reach.

Mossley then had a goal controversially disallowed for off-side as Darrhyl Mason stole in to slot home despite Mossley’s insistence that the goal should stand.

The second half began badly for the Lilywhites when a defensive calamity on 51 minutes saw Matthew Beadle score a tap in to leave the visitors unable to believe their luck that they now led 4-1.

The best move of the match saw Mossley carve open the Hyde defence for another finish by Darrhyl Mason but again the hardworking forward was controversially denied by an off-side flag when he appeared to be very much on side.

Mossley kept plugging away at a massed Hyde defence to try and pull something back but were unable to do so and so Hyde secured a far more comfortable victory that their overall performance deserved and Mossley were once again left licking their wounds as lady luck seems to have well and truly deserted them at present.


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