COMPLETE A-Z OF PLAYERS 1919 - 2013

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Name
Season
Apps
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Rob Hackney
2001/02
2002/03
86
0
Former Port Vale junior and Stone Dominoes goalkeeper signed from Leek CSOB in August 2001. Transferred to Kidsgrove Athletic in the closed season of 2003. Later with Newcastle Town, Stone Dominoes and Leek Town. He was a member of the Nantwich Town side that won the FA Vase at Wembley Stadium in 2006 and then had later spells with Leek CSOB and Eccleshall.

Barrie Hadfield
1983/84
5
0
Mossley based winger signed from Dukinfield Town making 5 appearances under Brian Grundy in the 1983/84 season. Later moved to Salford Amateurs.

Pete Hadfield
1971/72
1972/73
66
11

Born in 1947, Peter Hadfield was a tough tackling midfield player who began his football career with Ashton United in the 1962/63 season before joining Hyde United. He returned to Ashton in 1968 making 41 appearances and scoring 10 goals. A spell with Prestwich Heys followed before he returned again to Ashton in 1971 but signed for Don Wilson's Mossley shortly after. He made 66 Mossley appearances scoring 11 goals before he was transferred to Droylsden in December 1972 and had later spells with Hyde United and Ashton United again.


Ian Haigh
1989/90
17
0
Born on 26th February 1965. Ian Haigh was a former Wrexham goalkeeeper signed by Bryan Griffiths from Southport, transferred to Bethesda Athletic (Wales). Later with Rhyl, Bangor City and Caernarfon Town.

Billy Hainsworth
1968/69
18
6

Centre forward signed by Don Wilson from Droylsden, transferred to Droylsden. Later with Stalybridge Celtic. Also played for Hyde United, Ashton United and Glossop.


Steve Halford
2011/12
2012/13
58
4
Born on 21st September 1980, Stephen Halford started his career at his hometown club Bury where he played 5 games in the Football League, before joining Chester City in 2001. He then joined Accrington Stanley in the 2002 and made 57 appearances, scoring 2 goals for Stanley. After a brief spell at Radcliffe Borough he joined Droylsden in 2005 and made 106 appearances scoring 6 goals in five seasons for the Bloods before his release in September 2010. He signed for Hyde on 1st October 2010 and made 32 appearances scoring 2 goals in the 2010/11 season. Halford took over as joint player-manager on a caretaker basis late in the season at Hyde and was awarded the Hyde FC Player's Player of the Year for 2010/11. Signing for Mossley as a player in August 2011, he was then appointed Mossley Player-Manager in January 2012 following Gareth McClelland's departure appointing fellow Mossley player peter band as his assistant. He he then led Mossley to a comfortable mid-table finish in his first season and to success in the Manchester FA Premier Cup. In his first full season as amanager he led Mossley to the promotion play offs where the Lilywhites lost in the semi final at Cammell Laird but Halford's team did retain the Manchester FA Premier Cup beating Salford City in the final at Edgeley Park, Stockport. As a player Halford made 58 Mossley appearances, scoring 4 goals before resigning as Manager on the eve of the 2013/14 pre season friendlies to join Paul Phillips as joint managers of Ashton United.

Cecil Halkyard
1936/37
44
0
Born in Rochdale on 17th April 1902. Former Accrington Stanley, Rochdale (15-0), Connah's Quay & Shotton, Reading (8-0), Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Charlton Athletic (1-0) and Barrow (1-0) full back who was signed from Hyde United in August 1936. Cecil Halkyard died in 1989.

Hall
1930/31
1
0
Full back who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1930/31 season.

Billy Hall
1972/73
6
0
Midfield player who was signed by Don Wilson from Nantwich Town in September 1972. He was transferred to Droylsden in November 1972. Later became assistant manager of Irlam Town.

Craig Hall
1995/96
20
4
Former York City, Ashton United and Hyde United midfielder signed by Kevan Keelan from Droylsden in October 1995. Transferred back to Droylsden in March 1996. Later with New Mills.

David Hall
1977/78
9
0
Former Sheffield Wednesday trainee signed by Dick Bate from Bradford City where he had made 54 first team appearances scoring 3 goals. Transferred to Matlock Town after making just 9 appearances for Mossley in central midfield.

Harold Hall
1919/20
8
0
Centre half who made 8 Mossley appearances in the first Cheshire League season of 1919/20.

John 'Jack' Hall
1939/40
3
0
Born in Padiham on January 1905. John 'Jack' Hall was a former Lincoln City (1-0) Accrington Stanley (5-1) and Manchester United (3-0) winger who made 3 Mossley appearances in the immediate pre WWII season.

John Hall
1954/55
1955/56
19
7
Young inside forward signed from Manchester City. Scored 7 goals in 19 Mossley appearances in the mid 1950's.

Martin Hall
1989/90
7
0
Central defender signed in February 1990 by Mark Hilton from Manchester amateur side Avro FC.

Steve Hall
1995/96
4
0
Young forward signed by Kevan Keelan in December 1995 after injury had ended a promising early career with Manchester United. Later played for Oldham Town.

Steven Hallam
1973/74
1
0
Young central defender signed on loan from Rochdale. Made his only Mossley appearance in a 2-1 NPL Cup defeat at Boston United on 17th March 1974.

Anthony Hallam
1972/73
9
0
Former Oldham Athletic, Chesterfield (6-1) and Worksop Town left winger signed by Don Wilson from Northwich Victoria in August 1972 but was released the following month after making 9 Mossley appearances.

Geoff Hallas
1949/50
4
0
Born in Lydgate on 8th December 1930, Geoffrey Hallas began his career with Droylsden and Mossley before National Service took him south and he played for Warminster Town in the Western League. He represented the Wiltshire FA against Dorset FA and was then signed by Swindon Town. He wa signed by West Ham United soon after and after playing firstly in the Football Combination side he made his first team debut against Leeds United on 5th March 1955. Unfortunately Hallas incurred a head injury during a reserve team match against Charlton Athletic. A blow to his head affected his sight and he was soon advised by doctors to give up football to avoid the risk of permanent injury. West Ham held a Testimonial match against an All Star XI in aid of Hallas and team-mate Brian Moore who had also incurred a similar career ending injury.

Jack Hallas
1923/24
1926/27
9
0
Amateur full back who was signed from Highgrove FC.

Martin Hallas
1989/90
1
0
Young winger signed from Ashtonians FC on trial in December 1989.

Brian Hallett
1962/63
4
0
Full back signed from Winsford United making 4 Mossley appearances in the 1962/63 season.

Micky Halliday
1983/84
1984/85 1987/88
70
1
Born in Jamaica in 1958. Full back or midfielder signed by Bob Murphy from Prestwich Heys. Previously with , Manchester United, Stockport County, Irlam Town and Buxton. Transferred to Stalybridge Celtic. Spells with Ashton United and Buxton followed before re-signing for Mossley, transferred to Stalybridge Celtic. He then had a third spell with Buxton and then played for Chorley, Runcorn, Leek Town, Witton Albion, Winsford United, Southport, Ashton United, Flixton, Knowsley United, Colne, Ashton United and Droylsden. Later manager of Curzon Ashton.

Sam Halligan
2011/12
2013/14
11
1
Born on 30th November 1987, Sam Halligan began his non league career with Maine Road in the North West Counties League before moving on to Curzon Ashton and an earlier spell with Trafford. He also spent two seasons playing in New Zealand for Hawkes Bay United and Maycenvale United. Sam first joined Mossley at the start of the 2011/12 season but made only three substitute appearances under Gareth McClelland’s management before moving on to Trafford. Departed to return to Australia in December 2013.

Fred Halliwell
1930/31
1931/32 1932/33
27
0
Full back signed from Rossendale United who made 27 Mossley appearances in the eraly 1930's.

Paul Hallows
1980/81
6
0
Born in Chester on 22nd June 1950. Paul Hallows was a former Bolton Wanderers (47-0) and Rochdale (197-2) full back signed by Bob Murphy from Oswestry Town in October 1980. Released in April 1981.

Hallsworth
1950/51
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1950/51 season.

Fred Halstead
1927/28
2
0
Born in Crawshaw Booth, Rossendale in 1896. Fred D. Halstead was a centre half who was signed from Tranmere Rovers (89-2). Previously with Blackpool, Southend United (25-3) and Hartlepools United (8-0).

Hamilton
1927/28
4
3
Centre forward signed from Manchester amateur team McMahons FC in the 1927/28 season, scoring 3 goals in his 4 Mossley appearances.

David 'Hammer' Hamilton
1995/96
1996/97
23
0
Born in South Shields on 7th November 1960. One of three footballing brothers David Hamilton won caps for the England under-19's team. During his playing career, Hamilton played for six different teams in the Football League, making a total of over 300 first-team appearances, mostly with Blackburn Rovers (114-7) and Wigan Athletic (103-7) . He started his career with Sunderland, and was there for three seasons before moving to Blackburn in 1981 and had a loan spell at Cardiff City (10-0) in 1985. He spent three seasons with Wigan Athletic joining in 1986. After leaving Wigan in 1989, he spent one season with Chester City (28-0) before joining then Fourth Division side Burnley (15-0) in 1990. After his retirement from professional football, he had spells with Great Harwood Town, Mossley (under Kevan Keelan) and Accrington Stanley. Since ending his playing career he has held a variety of roles in coaching and behind the scenes, including spells as a coach at Accrington Stanley and Preston North End. He also held the positions of assistant manager and caretaker manager at Great Harwood Town and Rochdale, where he was also a youth coach. He has also worked as a scout for Derby County, Walsall and Wigan Athletic, where he was the club's first ever full-time chief scout. He became the chief scout of League One side Walsall in June 2009.

Gareth Hamlet
2007/08
41
13
Born in Huddersfield on 10th January 1980. Gareth hamlet was a hardworking centre forward who wasn't afraid to put himself about. Previously played for Halifax Town, Barrow, Emley, Ashton United, Stocksbridge Park Steels and Liversedge. Signed by Gerry Quinn in the close season 2007. He was Mossley's leading scorer in 2007-08 season with 13 goals. Later with Ossett Albion. Upon retiring from playing in 2011 Hamlet became reserve team coach with Ossett Albion.

Lawrence 'Lol' Hamlett
1945/46
17
0
(b. Stoke-on-Trent 24th January 1917 d. 22nd May 1986) Thomas Lawrence "Lol" Hamlett played for Congleton Town, before joining Bolton Wanderers. World War II devastated his career, limiting him to guest appearances for Stoke City and Manchester United. Playing for Stoke, he scored two goals in 35 games in 1941–42, one goal in 34 games in 1942–43, and then played ten games in the 1943–44 season. A brief 19 game spell in the Cheshire League with Mossley followed in the first post war season of 1945/46 before he returned to Bolton Wanderers for the 1946-47 season. In his three years at Burnden Park, he scored nine goals in 72 league and 13 FA Cup appearances. He signed for Port Vale in May 1949 and went straight into the "Valiants" first team, making 40 Third Division South and four FA Cup appearances in the 1949–50 season. He then played 45 league and four FA Cup
games in the 1950–51 campaign, as the club moved grounds from The Old Recreation Ground to Vale Park. He lost his first team place after an injury in November 1951 and was released by new boss Freddie Steele in May 1952 after 25 league and cup games in the 1951–52 season. He returned to Congleton as player-manager, before retiring as a footballer. Hamlett returned to Port Vale as the trainer-coach in July 1958. He gave up his coaching responsibilities in May 1960, remaining as a trainer until March 1983 when he retired due to illness. A religious man, he refused to use bad language, and thus used to motivate his players with words of encouragement. Instead of swearing he used say "fizzing" a lot, as in "the opposition are a fizzing tough bunch". He served the Port Vale under ten different managers: Norman Low, Freddie Steele, Jackie Mudie, Stanley Matthews, Gordon Lee, Roy Sproson, Bobby Smith, Dennis Butler, Alan Bloor, and John McGrath. He was given a testimonial match on 8 November 1976, Port Vale playing a Don Revie XI.

Ray Hampson
1950/51
3
0
Born on 27th July 1932, Ray Hampson was a young winger signed on loan from Manchester United. He later played for Reading.

Connor Hampson
2009/10
2010/11
20
1
Born on 23rd August 1992. Connor Hampson was a teenage midfielder signed in March 2010 from Stalybridge Celtic. Made his full Mossley debut towards the end of the 2009/10 season. He joined Curzon Ashton in the close season of 2011.

Tony Hancock
1997/98
8
1
Born in Manchester on 31st January 1967. Ex Stockport County (22-5), Burnley (17-0) and Preston North End player signed by Benny Phillips from Woodley Sports, transferred to Woodley Sports. Later manager of Abbey Hey, Woodley Sports and New Mills.

Dave Hanlon
2008/09
13
1
Winger signed in the close season of 2008 by Chris Willcock from Ramsbottom United. Previously with Woodley Sports and Winsford United. Transferred to Chorley in November 2008.

William Hanmer
1931/32
2
0
Signed from Oldham Athletic making 2 Mossley appearances in the 1931/32 season.

Lee Hanvey
1994/95
12
0
Full back signed by Paul Cuddy from Rossendale United. Previously a junior with Manchester United.and also played for Southern Connecticut State University (USA). Later Assistant Coach at West Texas A&M University and then Coaching Director for Qilin Football Club in China.

Malcolm Harding

1963/64
1964/65
1967/68
1968/69
1969/70
1970/71

123
0
Malcolm Harding began his goalkeeping career with Blackpool FC before signing for his local club Ashton United in 1961. He made 108 appearances in 2 seasons for the Robins before joining Don Wilson’s Mossley early in the 1963/64 season. He made 37 appearances including helping the Lilywhites to the Manchester Intermediate Cup Final where they lost to a full strength Bury side. He made a further 44 appearances the following season before he departed for Buxton. He returned to Seel Park in 1967 and made 7 appearances in the 1967-68 season before losing his place to Wyn Dicken.
A spell helping out Stalybridge Celtic before returning to Mossley once more making 3 appearances at the beginning of the 1968/69 season due to Dicken’s unavailability and then returning to Ashton United before retiring at the end of the season after making a further 16 appearances for the Robins. However, it was the following season, 1969/70,
that Harding is best remembered for. Regular keeper Wyn Dicken was out injured and desperate for a keeper Don Wilson contacted old reliable Malcolm Harding to ask if he would step out of retirement to help for a few games. He duly obliged. Harding played a blinder on his return debut as Mossley won 2-1 ironically at Stalybridge Celtic and then played every game of Mossley’s fantastic FA Cup run of that season. He played in the side that beat New Mills, Rossendale United, Horwich RMI, Witton Albion and Morecambe in qualifying rounds. Mossley played Stockport County at Edgeley Park in the 1st Round proper. The game ended 1-1 with both goalkeepers Harding and his opposite number Alan Ogley totally outstanding. He was in great form in the replay also as Mossley were extremely unfortunate to lose 1-0 in the Seel Park replay watched by a crowd of just under 5,000. Harding made 15 appearances before Dicken returned from injury in December. But, the following season he was back between the sticks for the Lilywhites again following Dicken’s departure to Stalybridge Celtic. He played in the opening 17 games of the 1970/71 season before being replaced by an up and coming young keeper, a certain Gary Pierce. Harding made a few appearances for Nantwich Town and had a spell with New Mills before he was able to hang up his gloves for good in 1972.

George Hardman
1934/35
22
1
Former Ashton National half back signed from Hurst. Later played for Droylsden.

Paul Hardman
1990/91
1991/92
28
2

Born on. 20th November 1958, Paul Hardman was a midfield player who was signed from Rossendale United in March 1991. He was transferred to Buxton in November 1991. Paul Hardman died on 26th February 2001 aged just 43.


Tommy Hardy
1963/64
9
0
Full back signed from Altrincham and made 9 Mossley appearances in the 1963/64 season.

Sam Hare
2010/11
37
3
Born on 20th November 1991. Young midfielder signed in August 2010 following his release by Stockport County. Signed for Woodley Sports in the close season of 2011. Later with Maine Road and Glossop North End.

William Hargreaves
1936/37
8
1
Born Accrington on 23rd May 1899. Half back signed from Accrington Stanley making 8 Mossley appearances and scoring one goal in the 1936/37 season.

David Harle
1992/93
2
0
Born in Denaby on 15th August 1963. An England Youth International, David Harle joined Doncaster Rovers in November 1980, after serving his apprenticeship. He had made his debut for Rovers in a 0-3 away defeat at Port Vale on 3rd May 1980, but after playing sixty-one times in the League, thirteen of which were as a substitute, and scoring three goals, and starting one F.A.Cup tie and coming off the bench in another, as well as starting four League Cup ties, he was given a free-transfer to Exeter City in July 1982. Harle was twice signed and then released by Billy Bremner. It was Bremner who re-signed Harle for Doncaster in September 1983, after he had scored six times in forty-three matches, one of which was as a substitute, for Exeter and, when Bremner became Leeds United’s Manager, he signed Harle again, this time for £5,000, just before Christmas 1985.
He had scored seventeen times in eighty-three appearances, three of which had been from the bench, and also found the net once in five starts in the F.A. Cup and started three games in the League Cup in his second spell with Rovers. However, he could not break into the Leeds team and within three months, the player began a loan spell with Bristol City, in March 1986, before joining them permanently in June 1986, for £10,000. He scored twice in twenty-three League starts for Bristol but in November 1986, he joined Scunthorpe United, his fourth club within a year. He was able to establish himself with the Iron and scored ten times in his eighty-nine games for them, one of which was as a substitute. The enigmatic midfielder was sent off in only his fourth game for United, but scored his first goal in his next outing. Voted 'Player of the Season' for 1987-88, he kept a regular place until January 1989 when he reportedly fell out with manager Buxton after being substituted. Then, in March '89, he literally walked off the pitch during a Reserve game against Grimsby, seemingly frustrated with things not going the team's way. By the end of the month he had moved on to Peterborough. Harle joined "Posh" for £15,000 in March 1989. He made his debut at London Road on 27th March 1989 in a 3-0 home win over Colchester United. His first goal came on 7th October 1989 when Peterborough beat his former club Exeter City 4-3 at London Road. He scored twice in his twenty-two League starts for " the Posh" and once in three Football Trophy matches in his one year stay and then joined Doncaster Rovers for a third time, this time at a cost of £13,000 in March 1990. In his final stay at Belle Vue, he scored three times in forty-five League games, six of which were off the bench, he also started four F.A. Cup and one League Cup tie without scoring. In 1991-92 he joined Stafford Rangers on loan, but was released by Doncaster in June 1992. He then had a spell with Goole Town before playing two games for Mossley in 1992-93. After his football career came to an end he subsequently worked for the Council in Doncaster.

Alan Harlow
1936/37
1937/38
16
0
Goalkeeper signed from Sedgeley Park FC but made only 16 appearances in two seasons as he understudied to Harry Welch in the 1936/37 season and then Bob Foster the following season.

Ken Harper
1947/48
5
0
Born in Farnworth on 27th April 1924. Former Blackpool, Rochdale and Shrewsbury Town (1-0) centre half signed from Ashton United. Later with Shrewsbury Town.

Harriman
1947/48
1
0
Signed from Goslings FC on trial making a solitary appearance in the 1947/48 season.

Don Harrington
1925/26
1926/27
5
0
Local amateur full back who made 5 Mossley appearances in the mid 1920's.

Terry Harrington
1968/69
1
0
Left winger who made a solitary Mossley appearance in March 1969 in a Manchester Intermediate Cup tie against Prestwich Heys. Ironically the match was abandoned early in the second half due to fog.

Harris
1945/46
2
0
Soldier based at Ladysmith Barracks. Also played for Ashton United

Arthur Harris
1936/37
46
1
Signed from Halifax Town. Previously with Peterborough United, Nantwich, Chester and Altrincham.

Ricky Harris
 
2001/02
2002/03
24
4
Born in Tintwistle on 12th July 1967. Former Ashton United, Hyde United, Altrincham, Runcorn and Leigh RMI attacking midfielder signed by Ally Pickering from Rossendale United. Retired 2003.

Sammy Harris
2002/03
2
0
Left winger signed from Altrincham. Previously with Manchester City and Exeter City

James Harrison
1950/51
1951/52 1952/53
32
4
Wing half signed from Stalybridge Celtic, transferred to Hyde United

Bobby_Harrison
1962/63
20
6
Born on 23rd December 1930, Former Carlisle United (66-16) and Stockport County winger signed in the 1962/63 season after spells with Stalybridge Celtic, Ashton United and Glossop making 20 Mossley appearances and scoring 6 goals.

John Harrop
1981/82 1983/84
41
1
Full back signed by Bob Murphy from Stalybridge Celtic in August 1981. His spell with Mossley hampered by serious injury incurred in his work as a fireman. Transferred to Bacup Borough, Re-signed from Bacup Borough, transferred to Stalybridge Celtic. Won Representative honours with the British Fire Brigade team.

Barrie Hart
2004/05
13
0
Powerful defender signed by Jason Beckford from Clitheroe. Previously with Oldham Athletic, Radcliffe Borough and Accrington Stanley. Later with Ramsbottom United

Brian Hart
1984/85
23
4
Dominant former Bolton Wanderers, Rochdale (78-0) and Bangor City central defender signed by Brian Grundy from Southport, transferred to Horwich RMI

Denzil Hart
1983/84
9
0

Born in St Kitts in 1957, Denzil Hart came to the UK as a teenager. The forward played for Hyde United and Ashton United in 1981 and joined Prestwich Heys two years later, helping them to a third-place finish in their first ever North West Counties League season before moving on to Mossley. Hart went on to manage Colne FC when it formed after the demise of Colne Dynamoes in 1996 and stayed there until 2000. He also managed teams at Macclesfield Town Centre of Excellence and in the youth set-up at Manchester United. He was awarded an MBE in 2011 for his voluntary services to grassroots football.


Ray Hart

1951/52 1952/53
1953/54
1954/55
1955/56
1956/57
1957/58

151
18
Former Manchester United wing half signed by Jack Boothway from Bury in August 1951. He transferred to Accrington Stanley at the start of the following season but returned after a brief spell there to complete the season at Mossley. He then remained at Mossley through to 1957 having made a total of 151 appearances for the Lilywhites scoring 18 goals.

Robert Hartley
1923/24
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1923/24 season.

Jason Hasford
1991/92
10
2
Jason Hasford signed for Manchester City in the 1987-89 season, playing in the FA Youth Cup Final in 1989. The following season he spent at Rochdale FC making one first team appearance. After being released he spent 1990-91 in the USA with Wichita Wings for whom he played 35 games scoring 3 goals. The following season he played for Mossley in midfield scoring twice in 10 games. He is now a film-maker and director of JMG Media. JMG Media won the virgin media shorts 'people's choice' award with their film 'Bus Baby' in 2010.

Mark Haslam
2011/12
2012/13
2013/14
78
3
Born on 18th December 1987, Mark Haslam was one of the original Woodley Sports youth team that was established in 2004 and he captained both the Stockport & District FA and Cheshire County Youth. He made his Woodley first team debut in 2006, becoming a regular 1st team member in 2007/08 season. Mark moved to Curzon in November 2011 making just 5 appearances before joining Mossley in January 2012. Established himself as Mossley's first choice right back in the 2012/13 season. Moved to Ashton United in January 2014.

Hastle
1934/35
4
0
Half back who made 4 Mossley appearances in the 1934/35 season.

Frank Hasty
1919/20
1
0
Full back who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the first Cheshire League season of 1919/20.

Micky Haughton
1973/74
1974/75
66
5
Born in 1946, tricky left winger Micky Haughton was signed by George Sievwright from Hyde United in August 1973 having previously played for Ashton United and Manchester Northern FC. He was transferred to Winsford United for a £200 fee in November 1974.

Gianluca 'Luca' Havern
2010/11
6
0

Born in Gorton, Manchester on 24th September 1988, Luca Havern came through the club youth system at Stockport County where he was captain of the Under-18 side and also had spells on loan at both Radcliffe Borough and Ashton United in 2007. He made his Stockport County debut against Brentford in May 2008 and scored the winning goal. With Stockport citing financial trouble, Havern was one of several staff released in January 2009. He left County having made only one appearance for the first team and was immediately taken on as trialist at Conference National outfit Mansfield Town, where he was soon offered a six month contract. After the spell at Mansfield Havern returned to Stockport County. Signed for Mossley in September 2010 but transfered to Ashton United in October 2010. Later with Altrincham and Hyde FC.


Nick Haycock
1994/95
6
0
Former Manchester City junior signed from Curzon Ashton. Later became Academy Coach at Manchester City before joining West Ham United as Academy Coach.

Steve Haydock
1990/91
1991/92
32
3
Central defender signed from Blackpool Rovers, transferred to Fleetwood Town. Later represented the Royal Marines

William 'Bill' Hayes
1951/52
1952/53
1953/54
138
0
Born in Runcorn on 8th June 1919. Centre half Bill Hayes began his playing career with his local club Halton Juniors before going on to play 126 games and scoring 3 goals for Oldham Athletic before arriving at Mossley in August 1951 under the management of Jack Boothway and playing regularly for the Lilywhites through the next three seasons, going on to make 138 appearances. Bill Hayes died in 2002.

Malcolm 'Gabby' Hayes
1973/74
1
0
Signed from Newton Heath WMC FC as defensive cover making a solitary appearance in a Floodlit League game at Stalybridge Celtic in November 1973.

Sam Hayes
1948/49
12
0
Born on 21st June 1920. Goalkeeper Sam Hayes played as an amateur for Blackburn Rovers before joining Accrington Stanley in 1946 and making 13 appearances. Joined Mossley from Rossendale United in 1948 making 12 Mossley appearances in the 1948/49 season. Sam Hayes died in 1959 aged just 39.

Charlie Haynes
1994/95
1995/96
9
0
Full back signed by Paul Cuddy from Chorley in March 1995, transferred to Bootle.

Russ Headley
2000/01 2001/02
2002/03
2003/04
143
16
Tricky winger signed by Ally Pickering frrom Radcliffe Borough in August 2000. Transferred to Woodley Sports, re-signed from Woodley Sports. Released April 2004 and later played for Salford City and Stockport Sports.

Scott Healey
1990/91
22
0
Goalkeeper signed from Colne Dynamoes, transferred to Bangor City. Son of former Manchester City goalkeeper Ron Healey

Joe Heap
2010/11
2011/12
37
5
Born in Oldham on 30th September 1992. Skilful young left sided striker. He was called up to the first team squad while scoring 35 goals for Mossley's reserve and youth teams in 2010/11. Joe was previously with Oldham Athletic, Rochdale and Stalybridge Celtic as a junior. Joe reached the final trials for the England Schoollboy side as well as starring for the Manchester FA under 18's representative side last season. Released in July 2012 and signed for Oldham Boro.

John Heath
1966/67
2
0
Former Blackburn Rovers, Bury (8-0), Tranmere Rovers (58-0), Wigan Athletic, Rochdale (6-0) and Chester goalkeeper who made 2 appearances for Mossley in the 1966/67 season.

Tommy Heath
1938/39
49
3
Wing half signed by Bobbie Bruce from Northwich Victoria and made 49 appearances scoring 3 goals in the 1938/39 season.

Simon Heaton
1994/95
2002/03
2003/04
100
7
Skilful midfielder signed from Caernarfon Town, transferred to Glossop North End. Later with Ashton United, Droylsden, Buxton and Stalybridge Celtic. Re-signed from Abbey Hey. Released April 2004. Later with Curzon Ashton and then manager of Dukinfield Town.

Hebdon
1949/50
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1949/50 season.

Heginbottom
1932/33
1
0
Local amateur full back signed from Denshaw FC making a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1932/33 season.

Eddie Hegginbottom
1924/25
3
0
Full back who made 3 Mossley appearances in the 1924/25 season.

Leon Henry
2007/08
2008/09
2009/10
70
3
Leon Henry briefly appeared for Mossley in pre season 2007 before signing for Guiseley. Diminutive and quick, he is equally comfortable as an attacking left wing back or midfield. He was previously with Ossett Albion. Transferred to Ashton United in September 2009. Later with Ossett Town, Frickley Athletic and Brighouse Town.

Jim Henshall
1933/34
1934/35
1935/36 1936/37
174
56
Born in.Stoke-on-Trent 1907, James Cecil Henshall joined Port Vale in May 1928 and made his debut on 20 December 1930, in a 3–2 win over Millwall at The Old Recreation Ground. After being a regular for the remainder of the season, scoring twice in 18 Second Division games, he fell out of favour. He scored four goals in 16 games in 1931–32, including one in a 9–3 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. He featured just five times in 1932–33, and was transferred to Crewe Alexandra in January 1933. He later moved on to Stockport County, also in the Third Division North. Henshall managed 19 league appearances for Alexandra but was not picked for County before his departure to Ashton National. He then had a spell in Ireland playing for Shelborne before signing for Mossley in 1933.He went on to score an impressive 56 goals in 174 appearances for Mossley from the right wing. Died 1969.

Mark Henshaw
1992/93
9
1
Left back signed from Altrincham on loan in November 1992. Later with Witton Albion and Caernarfon Town.

Paul Herring
1992/93
1993/94
1994/95 1995/96
69
8
Born in Hyde on 1st July 1973. Midfielder Paul Herring was signed from Rochdale and playedf in t5he opening game of the 1992/93 season before moving to Hyde United. Re-signed from Hyde United in November 1993 and went on to make a further 68 Mossley appearances scoring 8 goals. Transferred to Glossop North End in March 1996.

Craig Heseltine
1994/95
9
1
Signed by Richard Dawson from Bridlington Town, transferred to Bridlington Town. Later managed Bridlington and coached at Tampa Knights and Jacksonville in the USA

Heslop
1939/40
1
0
Full back who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the immediate pre WWII season of 1939/40.

Paul Hession
1993/94
1
0
Midfielder signed from Chadderton making a solitary Mossley appearance as a substitute in September 1993, transferred to Oldham Town.

Ryan Hevicon
2002/03
10
5
Left winger signed by Ally Pickering from Altrincham in August 2002. Previously with Blackburn Rovers and Carlisle United.Transferred to Hyde United. Later with Trafford

Harold Hewitt
1932/33
1
0
Amateur full back signed from Bardsley FC making a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1932/33 season.

Chris Hewitt
1983/84
1984/85
23
0
Left winger signed by Bob Murphy from Stalybridge Celtic in October 1983. Returned to Stalybridge Celtic in September 1984.

Heyes
1938/39
1939/40
5
0
Local amateur half back who made 5 Mossley appearances in two seasons immediately prior to WWII.

Jack Heyes
1929/30
11
3
Signed from Ashton National. Previously with Sunderland (3-0), West Ham United, Connah's Quay & Shotton and Bangor City.

Colin Heywood
1991/92
1992/93
1993/94 2001/02
67
15
Winger who had several spells with Mossley. Originally signed by Ged Coyne from Sheffield United in Februarry 1992. He was transferred to Buxton in November 1992 and was re-signed from Buxton in August 1993. He re-signed from Abbey Hey in August 2001 and was transferred to Curzon Ashton in November 2001.

Steve Hibbert
1986/87
1987/88
1988/89 1989/90
1997/98 2001/02
98
3
Towering central defender signed by John Sainty from Glossop, transferred to Flixton. Re-signed from Winsford United on loan in the 1997/98 season, He signed for Mossley for a third time from Winsford United in 2001. Transferred to Flixton.

Keith Hicks
1987/88
1988/89 1991/92
61
2
Born in .Oldham on 9th August 1954, Keith Hicks signed associate schoolboy forms for Oldham at 15 and signed professional with his home town club in August 1972 making his League debut at 18. After just 3 appearances in his debut season he began the 1972-73 season as first choice in central defence and remained their for 242 appearances scoring 11 goals. He was transferred to Hereford United in September 1980 and made a further 201 appearances in five seasons at Edgar Street, ending his Football League career with Rochdale where he made 32 appearances up to the end of the 1986-87 season. Hicks then signed for Hyde United but after a short spell at Hyde he was appointed Player-Manager of Mossley on 29th November 1987 shortly after bringing with him his long term friend and team mate Graham Bell as his assistant. A complete change in the Boardroom

meant that he was suddenly working under a new chairman and it was no surprise when Hicks and Mossley parted company on 5th September 1988 just six games into his second season. He made 38 appearances for Mossley scoring 2 goals. Graham Thomas Bell was born in Middleton, Manchester on 30th March 1955 and began his playing career with Chadderton before being signed by Oldham Athletic in December 1973. He quickly established himself as a lively attacking midfielder with good vision and he went on to make 170 appearances scoring 9 goals. He was transferred to Preston North End in March 1979 for a £80,000 fee and he made 143 appearances for the Deepdale club before being given a free transfer in 1983. Then followed a short spell with Carlisle United before a move to Bolton Wanderers where he made 92 appearances scoring 3 goals and his Football League career ended with a 42 game spell at Tranmere Rovers in the 1986-87 season. Like Keith Hicks he then signed for Hyde United and arrived at Mossley player-assistant manager in January 1988 being signed in exchange for Joe Connor and Walter Nisbett. A very unpopular move with the fans! When Hicks departed in September 1988 Bell was made Caretaker-Manager and applied for the job. However, form had not improved in seven games in charge but he remained as a player following the appointment of Bryan Griffiths in October 1988. He rejoined Hicks at Hyde at the end of the 1988-89 season after winning a League Cup winners medal with Mossley and having made 83 appearances scoring 6 goals. Keith Hicks and Graham Bell both amazingly returned to Mossley as players under Les Sutton in October 1991 Hicks making 23 appearances and Bell 27 before both were released by Sutton's successor Ged Coyne in February 1992. Hicks also played for Radcliffe Borough while Bell had a spell with Horwich RMI.


Liam Higginbotham
2008/09
14
0
Goalkeeper signed by Chris Willcock from Woodley Sports in the close season 2008. Previously with Abbey Hey. Transferred to New Mills and later with Woodley Sports.

Higgins
1952/53
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1952/53 season.

Peter Higham
1966/67
1967/68
21
17
Born in Wigan on 8th November 1930. Peter Higham was unlucky in the fact that Charlie Wayman was always the first choice centre-forward during his time with Preston North End, playing in 82 of a possible 92 games. Having said that, Peter’s own goalscoring record of scoring 10 goals in 15 appearances is an excellent ratio. One to be proud of considering that Preston North End were one of the top teams in the 1950’s era. Wigan-born Peter knew from an early age that he wanted to be a footballer. He actually played for non-league Wigan Athletic whilst still attending Wigan Grammar School. In his later teens Peter was stationed in Portsmouth, doing his National Service, and joined Portsmouth, as an amateur, in November 1949. After a few reserve games he was elevated to the first team, albeit for one single game, against Birmingham City.Once this particular National
Service spell was completed, Peter moved back to Lancashire and signed for Bolton Wanderers. Peter was a natural striker, sharp, quick-thinking, nimble and good in the air, but playing in Nat Lofthouse’s shadow, he never got the chance he deserved at Bolton. Despite his obvious potential, shown by scoring totals of 49 and 44, for the Wanderers’ reserve and ‘A’ teams, he was released after two seasons by manager Bill Riding. Preston North End Former Player Peter HighamGeorge Bargh made contact with him and Peter signed for PNE on 22nd May 1952, on a free transfer. Peter made an impressive start to his North End career, scoring a hat-trick on his Central League debut, in a 6-4 win, away at Manchester City. Ironically he also scored another hat-trick against them in the return fixture, later that season. Peter played 31 reserve team games, scoring 25 goals during his first season at Deepdale. The Central League in the 1950’s was a very competitive league with crowds of between 9,000 – 15,000 not uncommon, even at Deepdale. Eighteen months after signing for Preston he made his First Division league debut under unusual circumstances. On 14th November 1953, North End were to play away at Portsmouth but Charlie Wayman had not recovered from a septic toe. Peter just happened to be in the right place at the right time, as he was in Portsmouth attending a three-week National Service Royal Marines Commando Course. So Denis Hatsell moved to inside-right allowing Peter to wear the number nine shirt. Although Preston won by 3-1, Peter received a personally cruel review from the local newspaper reporter using the pseudonym, ‘Ajax’. He wrote “Marine Commando obstacle courses of water jumps, walls and ropes do not breed footballers” A bit harsh considering we won!” Peter had to wait until October 1954 before getting a decent run in the team. What a difference the headlines were to read after scoring a hat-trick in only his second appearance for Preston, in a 6-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday. Walter Pilkington wrote “Joy-day for Higham”, adding, ” Higham played with refreshing verve and vitality in giving a non-stop exhibition of coltish enthusiasm and industry”. Although Peter was handed fourteen games that season, scoring ten goals, the management thought that they could possibly do without his services. So when Nottingham Forest made a bid for him prior to the 1955-1956 season, the Club sold him for a good £4,000 transfer fee. Not bad business considering that he was brought in on a free. Peter spent two and a half seasons with Forest, gaining promotion to the First Division with them in 1957. He scored 20 goals in 61 league games for them before going on to his next club, Doncaster Rovers. From Doncaster he made the decision to join the part-time footballing ranks and started in non-league football. Ironically he was to earn more by playing part-time and working part-time than he could by playing full time football! Pete was to score goals wherever he played. At Mossley he scored 17 in 21 games, at Buxton it was 33 in 44 games, etc, etc. He also had spells with Stalybridge Celtic, Altincham, Morecambe, Rhyl, and Wigan Athletic with whom he played for at Deepdale again, against Morecambe in the 1962 Lancashire Junior Cup Final. In the mid-1960’s Peter became player/coach with Chorley Football Club in the Lancashire Combination. Peter in the meanwhile had taken and gained his full FA Coaching badge. He was to coach in Zambia, South Africa as one of 16 qualified coaches, alongside such personalities as Graham Taylor and George Eastham. Peter also spent ten summers going over to Virginia in the USA coaching football. Whilst playing part-time football, Peter attended Chorley College for three years, studying Sociology, English and Physical Education. He advanced to teach PE in Bootle and Maghull in the Sefton area of Liverpool. Peter then worked at Park Lane Hospital Prison for the criminally insane as lecturer of PE, before going on to teach handicapped people in a Southport Day Centre on a part-time basis.

Mark Hilditch
1993/94
2
0
Born in Royton, Oldham on 20th August 1960. Mark Hilditch was a former Rochdale (197-40), Tranmere Rovers (49-12), Altrincham, Wigan Athletic (103-26) Rochdale (16-2) and Buxton forward who arrived at Mossley from Fleetwood Town as player / assistant manager to Steve Taylor in July 1993. Left by mutual consent following Taylor's early departure.

Hill
1936/37
14
1
Wing half who made 14 Mossley appearances in the 1936/37 season scoring one goal.

Frank Hill
1925/26 1927/28
34
5
Former Blackpool and Doncaster Rovers winger who made 34 appearances scoring 5 goals in two seperate spells with Mossley in the 1920's.

Mick Hill
1976/77
1977/78
10
0
Born in Ashton-under-Lyne in 1961 and a resident of Mossley, central defender Michael Hill was signed by Howard Wilkinson whilst still at Ashton Grammer School, making his Mossley debut at just 16 years old in March 1977. Transferred to Droylsden in August 1977 and later played for Workington, Southport and Witton Albion. Later became a local Newsagent.

Tommy Hill
1963/64
2
0
Wing half signed from Ashton United. Previously with Manchester City and Altrincham he made 2 Mossley appearances in the 1963/64 season before emigrating to Australia in 1964.

Hilton
1927/28
1928/29
15
0
Full back signed from Leeds University who made 15 Mossley appearances in two seasons in the late 1920's.

Anthony Hilton
1989/90
1
0
Forward signed from Ashton United making a solitary Mossley appearance in March 1990. Brother of then team managers Mark & Mike Hilton.

Harold Hilton
1919/20
1
0
Full back who made a solitrary Mossley appearance in the first Cheshire League season of 1919/20.

John 'Jackie' Hilton
1957/58
12
5
Former Wrexham (3-0) forward signed from Hyde United making 3 Mossley appearances under Eddie Quigley in the 1957/58 season.

Mark Hilton
1989/90
1990/91
1993/94
73
5
Born in Manchester on 15th January 1960, Mark Hilton joined Oldham as an apprentice in 1976 and signed professional in January 1978. After 50 league games in midfield for Latics he signed for Bury in July 1981 on a free transfer and was a regular throughout his first season appearing in 34 games. He suffered a broken leg in a Lancashire Cup game in August 1982 against his former club Oldham and appeared in only two games during 1982-83, being granted a free transfer at the season's end. Hilton then made his mark in the north-west non-league scene playing for Witton Albion and Ashton United (two spells). He signed for Mossley under Bryan Griffiths in August 1989 as a centre half and when Griffiths resigned amidst internal upheaval on 2nd December 1989 Hilton was hurriedly appointed player-manager. He brought in his brother Mike as his assistant and with the arrival of strikers Paul Bowler and Brendan Burke things started to look up for the once more financially struggling Lilywhites. The Hilton brothers were retained for the following season but a poor run of results saw the Lilywhites struggling near the foot of the table and following a 3-1 home FA Trophy defeat by Southern Leaguers Atherstone United on 20th October 1990 Mark and Mike Hilton were dismissed. Hilton had made 50 appearances for the Lilywhites scoring 4 goals. He returned then for another spell as a player with Ashton United and then Oldham Town. Mark Hilton returned briefly to Seel Park as a player in the 1993-94 season during Dave Denby's brief spell in charge and made a further 6 appearances scoring 1 goal.

Samuel Hilton
1911/12
1912/13
1913/14
1914/15
1916/17
1918/19

1919/20
4
0
Local centre forward and a prolific scorer in the early days of Mossley AFC but made just 4 appearances without scoring in Mossley's first Cheshire League season of 1919/20. Previously played for Hurst.

Steve Hilton
2002/03
12
0
Giant goalkeeper signed by Ally Pickering from Vauxhall Motors. Previously with Doncaster Rovers, Wigan Athletic and Marine. Released 2003.

Stuart Hinchliffe
1983/84
22
0
Goalkeeper signed by Bob Murphy from Goole Town, previously with Spalding United and Leyton Orient. Transferred to Frickley Athletic

Sam Hind
2012/13
32
9
Born on 20th September 1984. Hard working striker signed in the close season 2012 from Glossop North End. He was Glossop's leading goalscorer in the 2011/12 season with 24 goals and appeared in their FA Vase Final team at Wembley Stadium in 2009.

Hinderer
1936/37
3
0
Wing half who made 3 Mossley appearances in the 1936/37 season.

Bob Hindley
1928/29
38
0
Born on 17th March 1907. Goalkeeper signed from Southampton in August 1928. Transfered to Swansea Town (3-0) for a £100 fee in April 1929. Later with Barrow (37-0), Ramsgate and Folkestone. Bob Hindley died in 1997 aged 90.

Rowan Hines
1997/98 2001/02
2002/03
6
0
Midfielder signed from Bury in August 1997. Re-signed from Abbey Hey in 2002. Released in 2003.

William Hinton
1931/32
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1931/32 season.

Chris Hirst
2008/09
2009/10
32
4
Born on 24th September 1988. Young attacking midfielder signed on loan from Macclesfield Town in November 2008. Signed fully after his release from Macclesfield. Moved to Salford City in the close season of 2009 before returning to Mossley for a brief spell in November 2009. Later with Maine Road, New Mills, Liversedge and Glossop North End.

Hoary
1931/32
1
0
Amateur half back signed from Timperley FC making a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1931/32 season.

Scott Hogan
2011/12
4
1
Attacking midfielder or forward signed on a one month loan from FC Halifax Town in August 2011. Hogan formerly played for Woodley Sports and was previously with Rochdale. Later with Hyde before being re-signed by Rochdale in the closed season of 2013 going on to score prolifically for Rochdale in League 2 in the 2013/14 season.

Holden
1945/46
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1945/46 season.

Simon Holden
1988/89
9
0
Midfield player signed by Keith Hicks in August 1988 from Rochdale where he had previously made 49 appearances and scored 4 goals after being picked up playing Sunday football in Rochdale.

Holgate
1923/24
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1923/24 season.

Frank Hollingworth
1924/25
1925/26
13
6
Local centre forward and father of former Mossley AFC Treasurer Peggy Rigby.who scored 6 goals in 13 Mossley appearances over the course of two seasons in the mid 1920's.

Robert Holness
1991/92
2
1
Striker signed from Stalybridge Celtic in October 1991. Also played for Ashton United.

Holt
1935/36
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1935/36 season.

David Holt
1983/84
2
1
Former Springhead and Oldham Athletic winger signed by Brian Grundy from Hyde United in January 1984, transferred to Witton Albion after only 2 Mossley appearances having scored one goal.

Matt Holt
1992/93 1995/96
1996/97
1997/98
1998/99
1999/00
2000/01
130
24
Born on 9th September 1972. Clever midfield player signed from Blackurn Rovers in Augsut 1992, transferred to Witton Albion in May 1993. He was re-signed from Ashton United in August 1995, Transferred to Ramsbottom United in 2001. Retired 2002.

Scott Holt
2008/09
10
1
Winger signed from Irlam FC in August 2008. Previously with FC United of Manchester and East Manchester FC. Later with AFC Emley.

Steven Hook
1993/94
3
0
Striker signed from Halifax Town on loan. Later with Guiseley and Chorley

Jack Hooley 
1967/68
20
1
Centre half signed by Don Wilson from Hyde United in the 1967/68 season. Previously played over 300 games for Ashton United having started his plauying career in the late 1950's with Manchester amateur team Ferranti FC.

Anthony Hoolickin
1995/96
4
0
Defender signed by Kevan Keelan from Salford City, transferred to Salford City. Nephew of earlier Mossley player Mark Hoolickin.

Mark Hoolickin
1983/84
13
1
Signed by Bob Murphy from ICI Blackley. His only goal for Mossley came against Workington in the 4th Qualifying rtound of the FA Cup

Russ Hooton
1991/92
1992/93 1996/97
45
1
Born on 13th March 1958. Left back signed from Witton Albion, transferred to Hyde United. Re-signed from Trafford, transferred to East Manchester

James Hope
1952/53
1953/54
14
1
Wing half who made 14 Mossley appearances scoring one goal in the early 1950's.

Jack Hopkins
1926/27
1927/28
28
15
Centre forward signed from amateur team Pendleton Wednesday. Scored 15 goals in 28 Mossley appearances over two seasons in the mid 1920's.

Billy 'Smiler' Hopkinson'
1920/21
1921/22
1922/23
1923/24
141
7
Popular centre half and team captain in Mossley early years in the Cheshire League. Nick-named 'Smiler' for the obvious reason and apparently struck fear into the oppositions centre forward. Team captain throughout his time at Mossley.

Tony Hopley
1990/91
4
1

Tony was a former Manchester United apprentice midfielder who had played for Runcorn before briefly joining Mossley. Also had later spells with Altrincham and Macclesfield Town.


Ryan Hopper
2012/13
2013/14
33
0

Born on 13th November 1993. Ryan Hooper is a skilful midfielder signed in December 2012 after being released by Accrington Stanley. He made 4 Football League appearances for Accrington last season and had a spell on loan at Droylsden earlier this season. He began his playing career as a junior at Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers and as a youth player with Oldham Athletic. Transferred to New Mills in February 2014.


John Hore
2004/05
11
2
Left sided midfielder signed by Jason Beckford from Kettering Town in August 2004. Previously with Carlisle United and Gretna. Transferred to Workington.

Louis Horne
2013/14
15
4
Born on 28th May 1991. Central defender or left back Louis Horne began his career as a junior with Bradford City eventually graduating to the first team squad. He then had spells with Hinckley United, Vauxhall Motors, Buxton, Goole and FC United of Manchester. He then helped Scarborough Athletic to gain promotion to the Evo-stik League last season before joining Mossley in August 2013. Transferred to Goole in January 2014.

Horrocks
1936/37
1
0
Full back who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1936/37 season after signing from Nantwich.

Percy Horsfield
1925/26
1926/27
64
0
Amateur full back signed from Newtown United in 1925 and made 64 appearances for Mossley over two seasons. He won representative honours with the Manchester County FA.

Derek Howard
1950/51
1
0
Left winger signed from Old Ashtonians. Later member of club committee and lifelong supporter.He lived on Market Street very close to Mossley's Seel Park ground. Derek Howard died in 2009.

Josh Howard
2002/03
2003/04
2004/05
2005/06
122
24
Tremendously gifted midfield player signed from Hyde United in August 1992. He was previously youth team captain at Manchester United, going on to make 22 reserve team appearances. He then had a spell with Stalybridge Celtic. Transferred to FC United of Manchester in October 2005 after scoring 24 goals in 122 Mossley appearances.

Mick Howard
1976/77
1
0
Born in 1956, signed from Mossley Amateurs on trial. Brother of Paul Howard

Paul 'Cussy' Howard
1992/93
1
0
Signed from Mossley Athletic on trial. Brother of Mick Howard.

Howarth
1932/33
1933/34
15
3
Wing half signed from Stockport County making 15 Mossley appearances and scoring 3 goals over two seasons in the early 1930's.

Harold Howarth
1937/38
40
3
Born in Shaw, Oldham in 1912. Former Oldham Athletic and Burnley winger signed from Hurst and later with Rochdale (3-0).

Graham 'Sumo' Hoyland
1992/93 1993/94
33
12
Veteran centre forward signed from Gainsborough Trinity, transferred to Buxton. Re-signed from Buxton. Retired 1994. Also played for Alfreton Town.

Dominic Hoyle
1996/97
1997/98
11
1
Promising youngster signed by Benny Phillips from Atherton LR but spell ended by serious knee injury. Later with Bacup Borough.

Danny Hudson
2011/12
12
0

Born on 12th September 1992. Teenage striker Hudson was signed on loan from League One side Bury in November 2011. Known as a quick strong goal scorer,hard working and determined, Manchester born Danny has successfully come through the Centre of Excellence and the Youth team earning his first pro contract at Gigg Lane. Danny had a successful start to his scholarship with Bury after finishing his first season as Youth Team top scorer. He was also rewarded with a squad number for the first team though failed to make it off the bench. Failed to score in his 12 apperarances for Mossley and joined Radcliffe Borough following his release by Bury in 2012.


Hughes
1936/37
1
0
Full back who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1936/37 season

Hughes
1950/51
1
0
Winger signed from Manchester City on trial and made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1950/51 season.

Arthur Hughes
1933/34
1934/35
95
0
Born in Holywell on 26th September 1901. Robert Arthur Hughes remained an amateur all his playing career. He turned out for Flint Town and then moved on to Chester, then playing in the Cheshire League. His appearances were sporadic, but this was not down to lack of ability but due to work commitments, as he had already been picked to play twice for the Welsh Amateur side. His ability saw him taken on by Blackpool, making his first team debut for Second Division side on January 2nd 1928 in a 4-5 home defeat to Grimsby Town. The following week he was again selected for the first team for what proved to be his last appearance for the first team, a 4-2 home defeat to Chelsea. With work taking him south, Arthur joined Third Division South side, Clapton (now Leyton) Orient for the 1929/30 season, playing mainly for the reserves. He made his Orient first team debut in a 2-1
home win over Swindon Town, with Hughes opening the scoring. Strangely, he played at outside-left as was to do for the next 3 games. For his fifth game he moved to inside left and then played left-half in his last game, a 3-0 defeat at Watford. Moving back north at the end of the season, Arthur was in search of a club. Having finished bottom of the Cheshire League and faced with the humiliation of re-election, the Altrincham committee were looking for a leader and in Hughes they found him. Hughes was made Altrincham captain on signing and led the side by example; he was an ever present in the team during the 30/31 season, opening his Altrincham scoring account with a tense penalty that secured Altrincham a hard earned point in a 5-5 draw away at Chester in front of 4,708 spectators. His next goal, also a penalty, was merely a consolation as Macclesfield won, 6-1. But his third and fourth goals for the season both came from open play in the 4-1 win over Winsford United and a 3-1 win over Stalybridge Celtic. Although not tearing up any trees, Hughes had help stabilise the club from going into to free fall and finished 4th in the table and reached the semi-finals of the Cheshire Senior Cup. The following season (31/32), Arthur again put in impressive performances, commanding at the back and chipping in with important goals throughout the season, (scoring 8 in all, 6 of them being penalties). The team finished the season in 4th place, as they had the previous season, but were knocked out of the league cup and Senior Cup at the 1st round stage. The only consolation was a good run in the FA Cup, making the 4th Qualifying round before surprisingly falling to the Yorkshire Amateurs at Moss Lane in front of 5,000 spectators. For his final season Hughes once again was a near ever-present but success in the cup competitions saw a decline in the side's league form, finishing in 12th place. In compensation, they again reached the 4th Qualifying Round of the FA Cup and managed to reach the final of the Cheshire League Cup, where they drew with Manchester North End, 3-3 with the replay being carried over to the following season. Unfortunately, Arthur would not be with Altrincham when they lifted the trophy early the following season. The Altrincham Committee had now become ambitious after the gradual improvement over the previous 3 seasons and they released Arthur at the end of the 32/33 season. He had no problem finding another club and he was soon installed as captain of Mossley, where he finished his senior playing career after 2 seasons, having played a further 95 games. Arthur Hughes died in 1973.

Bernie Hughes
1995/96
1996/97
101
41
Powerful centre forward formerly with Stalybridge Celtic, Droylsden and Accrington Stanley signed by Kevan Keelan from Ashton United. He was Mossley's top goalscorer in 1995/96 season with 26 goals. He retired at the end of the 1996/97 season

Charles Hughes
1923/24
1924/25
24
0

First played for Clayton United in the Manchester District before moving to Openshaw in the Manchester Amateur League where he won a Championship medal and winners' medal in the Manchester Amateur Cup. He then signed for Stockport County as an amateur assisting them during WWI. Signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1920, remaining for two seasons with his appearances divided between inside-left and outside-left. In his first season he played in the majority of matches but in the 1921/22 season only appeared occasionally after the middle of November 1921. Signed for Mossley in 1923 after a spell out of the game through injury.


Damien Hughes
1992/93 1994/95
6
3

Forward Damien Hughes was signed from Glossop scoring 2 goals in 4 appearances at the end of the 1992/93 season. Re-signed from Leeds University in 1994/95 making 2 further appearances scoring one goal. He is a former England Schoolboy International who began as a junior with Nottingham Forest and later played for Guiseley and Buxton. He is a former Manchester United football coach, and Unilever’s youngest ever Human Resource Director. He delivers workshops on subjects such as Leadership, Coaching, Individual Performance and Change Management, helping a wide range of individuals, teams and industries achieve greater employee engagement and success. Damian is the author of a number of best-selling books, whilst also holding down roles as change management consultant and sports psychologist for the England and GB Rugby League teams, and performance coach for the Warrington Wolves. He also runs a Manchester inner-city youth club, Collyhurst & Moston, which has helped many individuals to find a purpose in their lives, from stopping crime to winning Olympic medals.


Derek Hughes
1956/57
3
0
Signed from Rhyl and made 3 Mossley appearances in the 1956/57 season.

Harold Hughes
1957/58
18
10
Former Ashton United centre forward signed by Eddie Quigley from Hyde United and scored 10 goals in 18 Mossley appearances in the 1957/58 season.

Leroy 'Billy' Hughes
1980/81
1981/82
1983/84
78
27
Born in St.Kitts, West Indies in 1952. Barnstorming centre forward formerly with Droylsden, signed by Bob Murphy from Buxton for £500 fee, transferred to Prestwich Heys for £750 fee. Re-signed from Prestwich Heys, transferred to Southport. Later coached at Manchester City Academy and also worked in the U.S.A, South Africa and the Caribbean coaching young footballers. In 1999 he was awarded the M.B.E. by the Queen for his contribution to football and young people in sports.

Mattie Hughes
2003/04
1
0
Born on 27th July 1977. Signed from Salford City but made only a solitary Mossley appearances in an away game at Atherton Collieries in February 2004. Previously a prolific goalscorer with Altrincham.

Robin Hughes
1973/74
1974/75
23
3
Midfielder signed by Bob Murphy from Buxton in March 1974. He was transferred to Gainsborough Trinity in January 1975.

Billy Hughes
1960/61
1961/62
1962/63
137
62
Born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland on 9th May 1929. William 'Billy' Hughes began his football career with Irish League B Division club Larne FC from County Antrim where he played alongside his brothers Sammy and Francey. The 5’ 5” right winger signed for Bolton Wanderers in August 1948, it took some time for Hughes to make an impact at Burnden Park. He made his Trotters’ debut against Birmingham in March 1949, and took his total number of outings in his first season to three followed by six more in his second. Hughes was a regular in the Bolton number 7 shirt throughout the 1950/51, making a total of 33 firstteam appearances, and scored his first goal in a 1-0 win over Chelsea in September 1950. In March 1951 he won his first cap for Northern Ireland in a 1-0 Home Nations defeat by Wales, the emergence of the supremely consistent Billy Bingham insured that was Hughes’ only International cap. Similarly at Bolton, the emergence of Doug Holden
early in the 1951/52 season saw Hughes fall down the pecking order, and he made a just seven more appearances before leaving Burnden Park in June 1953. Hughes joined Division Three (South) Bournemouth for the 1953/54 season but the club struggled to finish outside the re-election spots, and Hughes left after just one season. The tricky right winger spent the next decade plying his football in the Cheshire County League earning a reputation as a very creative goalscorer and provider. Hughes joined Cheshire League team Rhyl in 1956 and was an outstanding performer in their 1956/57 FA Cup "giant killing" season. Rhyl beat Notts County 3-1 at Meadow Lane in the 3rd round on 5th January 1957 and Hughes scored the 2nd goal from the penalty spot. Rhyl lost 0-3 at Bristol City in the next round. He then enjoyed a lengthy spell with Bangor City before joining Eddie Quigley's Mossley in August 1960. He proved an exciting acquisition scoring 27 goals from 51 appearances as Mossley enjoyed their best season in several years finishing in 4th place. The team also beat a strong Tranmere Rovers Reserves side 6-3 to win the Cheshire League Cup at Hyde United’s Ewen Fields ground in the final with the tricky Hughes scoring a fine hat-trick. He along with fellow winger John Willis also provided the service which helped centre forward Harry Gordon score a then club post war record 34 goals. The following season Hughes was still scoring and whipping in the crosses as he scored 25 goals in 50 appearances whilst also helping new centre forward Harvey McCreadie top the scoring charts with 30 goals as Mossley finished in 8th place in the Cheshire League and also win the Ashton Challenge Cup beating Ashton United 5-1 on aggregate in the final. The 1962/63 season saw the by now 33 years old Hughes score 9 goals in 36 appearances and then retire from playing at the end of the season. Hughes owned a Newspaper/Tobacconist shop in Bolton and passed away in 2005.

Gary Hull
1977/78
25
0
Born in Sheffield on 21st June 1956. Left back signed by Dick Bate from Sheffield Wednesday where he had graduated through the youth team to make 8 first team appearances. He was sacked by Mossley in November 1977 after being sent off in FA Cup tie at Rotherham United. He later played for Buxton.

George Hulley
1929/30
1930/31
12
2
Amateur wing half signed from Acme FC making 12 appearances and scoring 2 goals in 1930.

Andy Hulme
2006/07
5
0
Young left midfielder signed in March 2007 from Oldham Town. A former junior with Tranmere Rovers.

Fredrick Hulme
1925/26
1926/27
42
8
Left winger who made 42 Mossley appearances scoring 8 goals over two seasons in the mid 1920's.

Phil Hulme
1993/94
1994/95
63
14
Born on 27th October 1961. Midfielder signed by Dave Denby from Ashton United for £300 fee in October 1993. Previously with Stalybridge Celtic, Atherton LR and Chadderton. Transferred to Droylsden in March 1995. Later with Glossop North End, Royton Town and Avro FC.

Ryan Humphreys
2013/14
5
1
Born on 20th July 1995. Ryan Humphreys is an 18 years old striker signed from Stockport Sports in November 2013. He came through the ranks at Blackburn Rovers but was released at the end of the 2012/13 season. He moved to Salford City in December 2013.

Harold Hunt
1924/25
1925/26
13
8
Amateur winger signed from Longfield FC scoring 8 goals in 13 Mossley appearances in the mid 1920's.

Lee Hunt
1993/94
2
0
Former Oldham Athletic youth teamer signed by Steve Taylor in August 1993 but only played the opening two games of the 1993/94 season.

Hurley
1945/46
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the first post WWII season of 1945/46.

Hurst
1931/32
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance after signing from Oldham Athletic in the 1931/32 season.

Andrew Hurst
2013/14
1
0
Born on 24th February 1983. Andy Hurst was signed in the closed season of 2013 from Winsford United, where he scored 28 goals in 40 appearances in the 2012/13 season. He previously played for Witton Albion, Glossop North End, Abbey Hey and Congleton Town. He returned to Winsford after a solitary appearance for Mossley in the opening game of the 2013/14 season.

Charlie Hurst
1947/48
1
1
Born in Denton on 25th January 1919, Charlie Hurst started his football career with Hyde United in the 1930s before playing for Bristol Rovers, Oldham Athletic and Rochdale. The Second World War, which took the best years of his footballing career, saw him serve in the British Army and he was one of the many soldiers rescued during the Dunkirk Evacuation in 1940. After the war had finished he returned to play for Oldham and then briefly Mossley (1-1) and Rochdale (4-1) before moving south, ending his footballing career playing for Chelmsford City and Sudbury Town. Hurst became player-manager of Sudbury in the 1950–51 season. He took the team to the final of the Suffolk Senior Cup and third place in the Essex & Suffolk Border League. Hurst was the father of England player and World Cup winner, Geoff Hurst. After finishing playing football he worked as a toolmaker in Essex. He died two days before his 80th birthday on 23rd January 1999.

George Hurst
1933/34
30
29
Former Walsall (11-2), Altrincham, Manchester North End and Stalybridge Celtic centre forward who enjoyed one prolific season with Mossley.

Graham Hurst
1987/88
1988/89
7
0
Young full back signed from Rochdale (1-0) in March 1988. Released to join Oldham Town in October 1988.

Dennis Hutchinson
1963/64
1
0
Signed from Blackpool on trial making a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1963/64 season.

Ian Hutchinson
2001/02
1
0
Former Halifax Town (8-1) and Weymouth player signed from Hyde United on trial.

Steven Hutchinson
1993/94
11
0
Left back signed by Gary Riley from Witton Albion in December 1993. Released in April 1994 after making 11 Mossley appearances.

Hyde
1953/54
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1953/54 season.

'Corporal' L Hyde
1927/28
3
0
A serving soldier signed from Ladysmith Barracks FC making 3 appearances in the 1927/28 season. Also played for Littlemoss and Hurst

Hyland
1949/50
4
0
Full back who made 4 Mossley appearances in the 1949/50 season.

Greg Hypolite
1996/97
18
8
Born on 12th December 1968. Quick and skilful winger and scorer of some remarkably spectacular goals signed by Kevan Keelan from Wilmslow Albion in August 1996. Transferred to Caernarfon Town in November 1996.