Division One West
Saturday 6th April 2019 @ Harrison Park, Leek
Leek Town
(2) 3
(0) 1
Reeves (30), Maguire (38), Sanders (66)
Leonard (49 pen)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match: Max Leonard
Leek Town
1. Danny Roberts
2. Niall Green
3. Rio Adebisi
4. Marc Grocott
5. Darren Chadwick (c)
6. Jack Sanders
7. Niall Maguire
8. William Reeves
9. Tim Grice
10. Dan Trickett-Smith
11. Robert Stevenson
12. Jordan Johnson (unused)
14. Scott Lycett (unused)
15. Lewis Short (for 10 -75)
16. Aaron Bott (for 9 - 46)
17. Charlie Walford (for 11 - 90)
Yellow cards: none

1. Josh Ollerenshaw
2. Steve Mason
3. Ben Richardson
4. Kieran Nolan
5. Adam Jones
6. Declan Evans
7. Godwin Abadaki
8. Andy Keogh (c)
9. Max Leonard
10. Ben Halfacre
11. Gary Gee
12. Logan Jeffs (for 6 - 63)
13. Dane Smith (unused)
14. Kyle McGonigle (unused)
15. Raul Correia (for 11 - 70)
16. Mike Fish (for 10 - 46)
Yellow cards:
Richardson, Fish

Referee: Mr J. O'Connor

Mossley suffered a dent to their promotion hopes on Saturday as they fell to a disappointing 3-1 defeat at the hands of play off rivals Leek Town.

The Mossley team showed one enforced change with Ben Richardson starting in place of Dieter Downey who dropped out thirty minutes before kick off.

In front of Leek’s best crowd of the season 444 both sides opened cagily sensing the importance of the clash.
Mossley had the first chances with two free kicks from outside the box but both Ben Halfacre and Max Leonard fired over the bar.

Mossley were edging possession and looking the more dangerous but it was the home side who found success through set pieces.Leek worked a short corner out to Will Reeves who’s ball into the box somehow eluded everyone and ended in the Mossley net.

Eight minutes later it was 2-0 as Niall Maguire flicked home a cross with Mossley players claims of a hand-ball waved away.

The Lilywhites hopes were restored four minutes after the break when Keogh’s cross was handled in the box and Max Leonard rifled home the spot kick.

However, Mossley failed to capitalise on the lifeline and Leek began to dominate with substitute Aaron Bott denied by Ollerenshaw when one on one.

Mossley lost Declan Evans to injury and two minutes later the home win was sealed when huge Leek defender Jack Sanders powered home a header from a corner.

Mossley never gave up the ghost when chasing the game but Leek’s defence was impenetrable and the home side couldn’t be begrudged the three points.