Tuesday 8th September 2020 @ Seel Park
Fleetwood Town XI
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Butterworth (90)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match

1. Liam Lovell
2. Sam Kilner
3. Ben Richardson (c)
4. Kane Hickman
5. Declan Evans
6. Jack Grundy
7. Dylan Stringer-Moth
8. Jordan Butterworth
9. Harry Pratt
10. Ethan Kershaw
11. Keaton Mulvey
12. Charley Leech (unused)
13. Jordan Hadlow (unused)
14. James O'Hara (unused)
15. Jes Uchegbulam (for 7 - 46)
16. Ryan Shenton (for 10 - 62)
17. Matty Waller (for 11- 46)
18. Danny McLaughlin (for 9 - 80)
19. Dylan Fitzgerald (unused)

Fleetwood Town
1. Trialist
2. Trialist
3. Ryan Rydal
4. Jay Matete (c)
5. Lewis Patterson
6. Trialist
7. Shayden Morris
8. Ben Thompson
9. Trialist
10. Lawrence Smith
11. Trialsit
12. Sam Barrett
13. Trialist
15. Joe Collins
16. Akiel Raffie
17. Enoch Takpe
18. Eddie Clarke


It took Mossley until the 90th minute to end the stubborn resistance of a lively Fleetwood Town under 23 side.

Again manager David Fish shuffled his pack for this one with only five players who started the win over Oldham on Saturday in the starting line for the Lilywhites final pre season outing.

Sporting their new orange and blue change kit Mossley played some slick football in a high tempo first half. The Lilywhites closed down Fleetwood at every opportunity playing a high press and restricting the pacey visitors to very few opportunities. At the other end Mossley created several openings as Mulvey and Stringer-Moth caused Fleetwood plenty of problems on the flanks and centre forward Harry Pratt was an able and mobile target man.

Mulvey saw an effort cleared off the line after a jinking run, Kershaw had a strong penalty appeal waved away and Pratt was a whisker away from opening the scoring from Mulvey's cross in an impressive first half.

Uchegbulam and Waller replaced Mulvey and Stringer-Moth at the break and Mossley's threatened dominance became almost total as the game became compressed in the Fleetwood half.

Uchegbulam saw a super effort come back off the bar as his silky footwork unlocked the visitors defence and Waller fired just wide after cutting inside as the Lilywhites kept up the pressure.

Despite a number of chances and another penalty claim Mossley seemed destined to be locked out on this occasion. That is until the very last minute of the game. Substitute Danny McLaughlin held the ball up well and set up Jordan Butterworth who calmly created an opening for himself and curled a great shot from just outside the box that gave the Fleetwood keeper no chance.

The final whistle sounded seconds later and the Mossley players were then once again rapturously applauded from the field after another very promising showing. Next stop - St helens Town in the FA Cup on Saturday.

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