Division One West
Saturday 1st December 2018 @ Lyme Valley Stadium, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Newcastle Town
(0) 1
(0) 0
Conlon (90+6)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match: Godwin Abadaki

Newcastle Town
1. Matthew Johnson
2. Sam Bradbury
3. Kyle Stubbs
4. James Steele
5. Matthew Lowe (c)
6. Luke Dennis
7. Matthew Ward
8. Jack Van Der Lan
9. Chris Smith
10. Joshua Glover
11. Michael Conlon
12. Ben Fraser (unused)
Rod Orlando-Young (for 10 - 53)
15. George Shaw (unused)
16. Taylor Attrell (unused)

Yellow cards: Steele, Ward

1. Ben Purdham
2. Ben Richardson
3. Izzy Miranda
4. Kyle McGonigle
5. Logan Jeffs
6. Declan Evans
7. Godwin Abadaki
8. Andy Keogh (c)
9. Mike Fish
10. Ben Halfacre
11. Max Leonard
12. Elliot Harrison (for 11 - 89)
Aaron Dwyer (for 10 - 70)
15. Danny McLaughlin (unused)
16. Szymon Czubik (for 9 - 78)

Yellow cards: Leonard
Red card: Jeffs (18)
Referee: Mr K. Buckley

Not for the first time this season the outcome of a Mossley match has been decided by terrible refereeing decisions more than by the players themselves.

Mossley put in a terrific shift in Saturday’s visit to Newcastle Town but were heartbreakingly beaten by Michael Conlon’s goal scored almost two minutes over the five minute stoppage time signalled.

Earlier, a very poor call by the official left Mossley to play all but the first 18 minutes with ten men following Logan Jeff’s hugely controversial red card.

Joint Manager Dave Wild had this to say about the game, “As management and players we can’t thank the supporters enough, it’s outrageous.

“They’re on our side for 98 minutes and each week we realise just how much they’re behind us. It doesn’t soften the blow of defeat.

“We have a group of lads in there who are hurting, and that’s a good thing. We will put it right.”

“We’ve played over 75 minutes with ten men because of a red card that just wasn’t a red card. We were stood next to a linesman who has openly said it’s not a red card only for the referee to blank him.

“There’s no point in him being there if he’s not listened to. We questioned the decision with the referee and were met with silence.

“The board has gone up for five minutes of added time and they score in the 97th minute. Where has the two extra minutes come from?

“I asked the referee and he said the two extra minutes came from the celebration from the goal, yet those two minutes were already on the watch.

“Credit to Newcastle Town, they got the win and this isn’t about them. That decision was one too many.”