Division One North
Saturday 14th October 2017 @ Sir Tom Finney Stadium, Bamber Bridge
Bamber Bridge

(2) 2

(0) 2
Waddecar (31), Forbes (44)
Dean (66), McLaughlin (77)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match: Tom Dean

Bamber Bridge

1. Lloyd Rigby
2. Matt Mahoney
3. Chris Marlow
4. Lewis Baines
5. Phil Doughty
6. Michael Potts (c)
7. Alistair Waddecar
8. Danny Forbes
9. Brad Carsley
10. Matthew Dudley
11. Daniel Mooney

12. Regan Linney (for Carsley 37)
14. Jamie Milligan (for Dudley 78)
15. Stuart Vasey (for Mooney 84)
16. James Boyd (not used)
17. Adam Dodd (not used)
Yellow cards:
Marlow, Doughty

1. Oliver Martin
2. James-McLean Oppong
3. Keenan Quansah
4. Mo Ali
5. Tom Dean (c)
6. Jamie McLellan
7. Elliot Harrison
8. Adam Latham
9. Liam Ellis
10. Mason Duffy
11. Mike Fish

12. Sam Howell (not used)
14. Jack Tuohy (for Latham 64)
15. Marko Basic (not used)
16. Jamie Matthews (for Fish 71)
17. Danny McLaughlin (for Ellis 5)

Yellow cards:
Oppong, Ali

Referee: Mr L. Raper


Mossley made a spirited comeback against current Evo-stik League leaders Bamber Bridge to earn a point after trailing by two goals at the interval.

The game was less than five minutes old when Liam Ellis received a serious looking ankle injury with Danny McLaughlin his early replacement.

The in form home side enjoyed the lions share of possession in the first half but Mossley defended strongly to limit the home sides chances at goal.

Mason Duffy had Mossley first effort on goal but his curling effort flew past the far post.
Wingers Daniel Mooney and Alistair Waddecar were the home side’s danger men in the first half and it was the two who combined to opening the scoring on 31 minutes. The latter skipping past a couple of tackles before firing into the bottom corner.

Mossley had a brief spell of pressure towards the break with Tom Dean coming closest when his downward header bounced up and over the bar.

The hosts doubled their advantage on the stroke of half time when Danny Forbes headed home from a corner despite Mossley keeper Oliver Martin’s claims he was impeded.

Again it was Brig’ who applied the early pressure after the break and Waddecar had a penalty appeal waved away and Martin saved well to keep out Regan Linney’s effort.

Mossley began to come more into the game and Jack Tuohy replaced Adam Latham on 65 minutes. Ex Oldham man Tuohy had an almost immediate impact as his right wing corner was powerfully headed home by Tom Dean.

Mossley stopper Martin was in action again to deny Mooney’s chipped effort and made another save to block Linney’s effort.

Having at times rode their luck a little, Mossley found an equaliser on 77 minutes. Tuohy’s free kick from deep on the left was headed back across goal by Jamie McLellan and Danny McLaughlin was in the right place to nod home from close range.

McLaughlin had a chance to win the game for Mossley when cleverly played through by Jamie Matthews but home keeper Rigby came to their rescue saving with an outstretched foot when the Mossley sub looked a certain scorer.

Brig’ had the ball in the net from a corner with five minutes remaining as Forbes again headed home but this time a linesman spotted a foul on Martin and the goal was rightly chalked off.

It was an exciting end to end finish to the game and Mossley will in the end be delighted to take a point from a visit to the team currently sitting on top of the pile.


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