Saturday 16th April 2022 @ Seel Park Att: 359
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Keogh (53)
Hatton (88)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match: Mason Fawns

Matchday Programme pdf

1. Brad Kelly
2. Joe Rothwell
3. Jack Grundy
4. Jordan Butterworth
5. Steve Mason
6. Devon Matthews
7. Kane Hickman
8. Andy Keogh (c)
9. Louis Potts
10. Mason Fawns
11. Jack Banister
12. Bailey Marsden (for 8 - 82)
14. Andreas Bianga (unused)
15. Sam Kilner (for 3 - 90)
16. Jamie Hill (for 11 - 73)
17. Connor Morris (unused)
Yellow cards:
Fawns, Rothwell, Grundy

1. Cameron Terry
2. Jack Hatton
3. Kian Bell
4. Fisnik Hajdari
5. Michael Burke
6. James McCulloch
7. Sam Turner
8. Sam Adetiloye
9. Lloyd Dean
10. Alex McMilan
11. Luke Wall
12. Rodrigo Schmitdinger (for 11-58)
14. Tom Stephens (for 5 - 66)
15. Jack Coop (for 10 - 30)
16. Lennon Price (unused)
Yellow cards:
Burke, Bell, Stephens

Referee: Joe Cunningham




A game Mossley had controlled for 88 minutes slipped out of the Lilywhites when they conceded a soft late equaliser to in-form Widnes at Seel Park on Easter Saturday.

The line up showed a few changes from the one beaten at Leek Town the previous week with the defence bolstered by the return of Devon Matthews after suspension and the recall of Steve Mason, while the forward line was boosted by the addition of Louie Potts for his home debut partnering Andy Keogh up top in a ‘back to basics’ 4-4-2 formation.

The Lilywhites were in charge from the off as Banister and Potts created havoc in the Widnes box but the ball ended up in the arms of the grateful keeper Cameron Terry.

Terry was to prove a thorn in Mossley’s side as he was clearly the visitors man of the match.

More Mossley attacking saw Fawns’ effort deflected for a corner before Potts hit one from distance but was off target.

Fawns was then denied by Terry as the Widnes keeper palmed away the Mossley play-maker’s goal-bound header.

The busy Fawns was then unlucky to have a goal chalked off for a narrow off-side when he fired home from Keogh’s pass.

Widnes had shown very little going forward but proved difficult to break down as the first half ended goalless.

Widnes made a brief fist at the start of the second half but it wasn’t a big surprise when Mossley took the lead eight minutes in. Butterworth’s clever pass found Fawns and his low cross from the right was nonchalantly turned home from around ten yards by skipper Andy Keogh for his 12th goal of the season.

Widnes struck back and Brad Kelly showed his credentials with a great save to deny Lloyd Dean as the visitors enjoyed a rare spell of pressure.
Fawns then saw his long range attempt denied after he spotted the keeper off his line.

A glorious cross by Rothwelll was just about flicked away from Potts potential header, substitute Jamie Hill saw an effort flash across the face of goal and a Steve Mason header was collected by Terry before Widnes found their unlikely equaliser.

Widnes won a corner on Mossley’s left. The ball was flicked on at the near post and bundled home from close range by Jack Hatton for a soft goal that visitors barely deserved.

A bitter pill for Mossley who had done everything bar finish Widnes off and were the punished for a solitary lack of concentration at the set piece late in the game.

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