Division One West
Saturday 5th January 2019 @ ST&B Accountants Stadium, Kendal
Kendal Town
(0) 0
(1) 1
Fish (21)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match: Adam Jones
Kendal Town
1. Stuart Dixon
2. Matthew Clarke
3. Ben Thomas (c)
4. Daniel Ashton
5. Martin Grundy
6. Gavin Clark
7. Jay Hayton
8. Billy Akrigg
9. Mark Buchan
10. Scott Harries
11. Max Brown
12. Aiden Pearson (for 7 - 82)
14. Aaron Fleming (for 11 - 72)
15. Callum Fawcett (unused)

Yellow card: Thomas
1. Stuart Morrison
2. Ben Richardson
3. Dieter Downey
4. Kieran Nolan
5. Adam Jones
6. Declan Evans
7. Max Leonard
8. Andy Keogh (c)
9. Mike Fish
10. Ben Halfacre
11. Godwin Abadaki
12. Mason Duffy (for 7 - 64)
14. Steve Mason (for 3 - 78)
15. Logan Jeffs (unused)
16. Elliot Harrison (unused)
17. Szymon Czubik (for 10 - 73)

Yellow cards: none
Referee: Ms H Conley

pic by UKVegan

Mossley crept under the radar into the play off positions with a hard earned 1-0 win at Kendal Town on Saturday.

Kendal, a much better side than their current position suggests made Mossley battle all the way for the victory but the Lilywhites proved too strong in the end to record their third ‘double’ of the season.
In an otherwise unchanged team, Mossley gave a debut to goalkeeper Stuart Morrison after Josh Ollerenshaw was recalled by Ashton United and he performed with great credit to keep a deserved clean sheet.

After a couple of early Moslsey attacks came to nought Kendal enjoyed a spell on top forcing several corners in the opening quarter nut it was Mossley who took the lead on 21 minutes. Adam Jones had seen his powerful header tipped over the bar by impressive home keeper Stuart Dixon but from Ben Richardson’s resulting right wing corner Mike Fish climbed highest to power home a great header from eight yards.

Buoyed by the goal Mossley went in search of more and Ben Halfacre was unfortunate to see his clipped effort from distance come back off the post with Dixon caught in no-mans land.

Kendal came back at Mossley again though and Morrison did well to keep out Scott Harries’ well struck shot to keep the lead in tact at the break.

The second half saw Mossley begin to dominate and create numerous chances but Dixon proved equal to the visitors efforts on several occasions with Halfacre, Fish and Adam Jones all coming close to doubling the lead.

Richardson had the ball in the Kendal net but was flagged offside as was substitute mason Duffy when he slotted home from tight angle. Both decisions looked a little dubious.

Kendal had a couple of late chances from set pieces but the in form Mossley defence held firm to take an important three points.