Saturday 14th December 2019 @ Mount Pleasant, Marske
Marske United
(0) 3
(0 0
Stephenson (64, 72, 82)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match: Jes Uchegbulam

Theo Roberts
2. Ben Richardson
3. Dieter Downey
4. Simon Lenighan
5. Steve Mason
6. Declan Evans
7. Jes Uchegbulam
8. Ryan Brooke
9. Jamie Rainford
10. Gary Gee
11. Andy Keogh (c)
12. Dylan Fitzgerald (unused)
14. Matty Williams (for 2 - 31)
15. Jamie Hill (for 10 - 72)
16. Astley Mulholland (unused)
17. Brad Lynch (for 4 - 75)
Yellow cards: none

Marske United
1. Jack Norton
2. Andrew May
3. Liam O'sullivan
4. Lewis Maloney
5. Kevin Burgess
6. Adam Wheatley
7. Callum Martin
8. Craig Gott
9. Andrew Stephenson
10. Curtis Round
11. Brad Plant
12. Mathew Garbutt (for 7 - 47)
13. Jack Blackford (for 11 - 75)
14. Leon Scott (for 4 - 67)
15. Billy Clark
16. Matt Wilkinson
Yellow cards: Garbutt, Stephenson

Referee: Mr C. Chatten


This was all too predictable. For long periods of the game Mossley had as much possession and control as the home side. There was much honest endeavour and hard work but a breakaway goal heralded an 18 minute capitulation and the game was lost.

In a first half devoid of any real incident two moments took the eye. Uchegbulam had a sublime dribble into the Marske box and unleashed a powerful goal bound effort that was gratefully grabbed by the home keeper at full stretch. At the other end just before the break Theo Roberts made a great save tipping over a rocket.

The second half began in brighter fashion with Mossley now taking the game to the home side. Despite dominating possession and control nothing really was created.

Marske then drifted back into the game and in the 64th minute a break down the Mossley right, already weakened by the substitution of injured Ben Richardson, resulted in a cross finding its way to Andew Stephenson who forced the ball home. Worse followed 8 minutes later when again a break down the right led to a cross to a well placed Stephenson who headed home at the back post. 10 minutes later Stephenson completed his hat trick in spectacular style driving home powerfully from a narrow angle.

Three goals in 18 minutes and it was another dispiriting defeat. In terms of effort and determination there can be no complaint but in all honesty there was little creativity or goalmouth threat provided by Mossley.

Report by Ray Moreland