Division One West
Saturday 10th November 2018 @ Seel Park, Mossley
Kidsgrove Athletic
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Mossleyweb Man of the Match: Kieran Nolan

1. Ben Purdham
2. Logan Jeffs
3. Dieter Downey
4. Elliot Harrison
5. Kieran Nolan
6. Declan Evans
7. Godwin Abadaki
8. Andy Keogh (c)
9. Max Leonard
10. Ben Halfacre
11. Izzy Miranda
12. Ben Richardson (unused)
14. Aaron Dwyer (for 10 - 71)
15. Mike Fish (for 7 - 80)
16. Keenan Quansah (for 4 - 85)

Yellow cards: Jeffs, Downey, Halfacre, Leonard

Kidsgrove Athletic
1. Dominic Kurasik
2. Rhys Thompson
3. Alex Morris
4. Jacob Twyford
5. Adam Freeland
6. Shaun Rhodes
7. Kyle Diskin
8. Lee Williamson
9. Chris Budrys
10. Ant Malbon (c)
11. Chris Baker
12. Oliver Jepson (unused)
14. Will Saxon (for 7 - 77)
15. Peter Williams (for 4 - 71)
16. Rumenio Valido Barai (unused)
17. Lewis Bergin (unused)

Yellow card:
Referee: Mr J. Sheppard

Play off chasers Mossley and Kidsgrove Athletic played out a hard fought goalless draw at Seel Park on Saturday as defences dominated on a day when both teams more or less cancelled each other out in front of a season’s best attendance of 550.

Mossley gave a debut to new signing Kieran Nolan and the former Runcorn Linnets man gave a commanding ’man of the match’ display in the heart of the Mossley defence and keeper Ben Purdham, in for the injured Jonny Diba Musangu, made a clean sheet home debut.

Chances were thin on the ground for both teams and neither keeper was worked very much as the game swung from end to end but attacks inevitably came to premature conclusions as good tackles and interceptions prevented either side from creating anything clear cut in the entire ninety minutes.

What few efforts on goal there were usually came from distance and usually missed the target. Mossley’s closest chance of the first half saw Ben Halfacre turn Elliot Harrison’s low cross narrowly wide of the near post. At the other end Kieran Nolan was in the right place to prevent Chris Budrys’ header from finding the Mossley net.

The second half told a similar story. Ben Halfacre was clearly brought down in the box as he rounded the keeper but without reward while a Kidsgrove break away saw Chris Baker’s chipped shot from distance skim the top of the Mossley box.

There was late pressure from both sides but neither could find the necessary moment to win the game.


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