COMPLETE A-Z OF PLAYERS from 1919 to current

* Lacey to Lythe *

Name
Season
Apps
Gls
Biography Image
Mike Lacey
1972/73
1973/74
1974/75
1978/79 1979/80
12
0
Goalkeeper signed from Wilsonians. Re-signed from Massey Ferguson, after spells with Bury and Hyde United. Transferred to Netherfield. Member of the 1980 'Wembley' squad. Second choice keeper for most of Bob Murphy's time as manager.

Mike Lacey
1983/84
10
0
Switched from Rugby League having played for Salford RLFC. Former Horwich RMI defender signed by Brian Grundy from Hyde United in December 1983, retired April 1984.

Kevin Lamb
1988/89
8
0
Signed by Keith Hicks from Castleton Gabriels in September 1988. Released in Novembert 1988 after making 8 Mossley appearances.

Harold Laming
1909/10
1911/12
1912/13 1919/20
2
0
Originally played for Mossley between 1909-1913. Later became a club official, a Justice of the Peace and Mayor of Mossley

Lee Lamont
1992/93
11
0
Former Maidstone United and Boston United goalkeeper signed from Armthorpe CW in November 1992. Transferred to Rossendale United in January 1993. Bagan as a junior with Doncaster Rovers and played for them in the 1988 FA Youth Cup Final against Arsenal

Brian Last
1963/64 1964/65
10
2
Born in London 13th May 1939. Brian Edward Last was a wing half or inside forward. He played for Tottenham Hotspur youth before moving on to Peterborough United where he helped them to win the old 4th Division after being elected to the Football League. Had then had spells at Milwall and Stockport County. He signed for Mossley from Wrexham on a one match loan in the 1953/64 season before re-signing from Wrexham in August 1964 making a further 9 Mossley appearances and scoring 2 goals. After leaving Mossley he signed for Bangor City who were then in the old European Cup Winners Cup. He later spent three years with Durham City as Secretary culminating in a Northern League title win.

Adam Latham
2017/18
-
-
Born 18th August 1996. Adam Latham is a quick and lively winger signed in the closed season of 2017 from Chadderton. He has also played for Rochdale Town, Stockport Town and Bacup Borough.

Harold Law
1919/20
2
2
Inside forward who scored 2 goals on his Mossley debut in a 2-5 defeat at Chester in Mossley's first Cheshire L:eague season of 1919/20 but made only one appearance thereafter.

James Lawrence-Forbes
2013/14
2
0
Born on 3rd April 1988. James Lawrence-Forbes is a speedy winger signed in November 2013. He is a former Nottingham Forest junior who has more recently been with Carlton Town, Rainworth Miners Welfare and Ashton Athletic

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

Leach
1931/32
1
0
Signed from Joint Board Tramways FC making a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1931/32.

Livingston ' Livi' Leacock
1993/94
8
0
Midfield player signed by Steve Taylor from North Trafford in September 1993, but returned to North Trafford after making 8 Mossley appearances. Also played for Maine Road. Later player/manager of Manchester amateur team Chorlton Sports FC.

Derek Leaver
1957/58
7
0
Born in Blackburn on.13th November 1930. Former Blackburn Rovers (14-5), Bournemouth (29-5) and Crewe Alexandra (28-6) forward signed from Macclesfield making 7 Mossley appearances in the 1957/58 season. Derek Leaver died in Blackburn on 24th March 2013.

James Leaver
1928/29
1929/30
1930/31
1931/32
141
6
(b. Blackburn 26th December 1898, d. 1959) James "Jimmy" Leaver was a defender who spent six years at Blackpool in the 1920’s, making over 100 Football League appearances for the club. Born in Blackburn on Boxing Day 1898, Leaver, a hard tackling right back, made his debut for Blackpool on 7th February 1920, in a 1–0 victory at Sheffield Wednesday. He went on to make two further appearances in the 1920–21 season. Leaver made four appearances in 1921–22. He also scored his first goal for the club, in a 3–1 victory over West Ham at Bloomfield Road on 6 May in the final league game of the season. In 1922–23, Leaver appeared in over half of the Seasiders' league games. In his 28 starts, he scored one goal – in a 2–1 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford on 7th April. Leaver achieved exactly the same stats in 1923–24. This time, however, his
goal came in the first game of the league campaign, a 2–2 draw at home to Oldham Athletic on 25th August. For the 1924–25 term, Leaver made 33 league appearances, his most in a Blackpool shirt. He also helped the club to the fourth round of the FA Cup. The 1925–26 season was Leaver's final one with Blackpool. He made ten league appearances and scored one goal. His strike came in a 2–2 draw at home to Port Vale. Leaver left Blackpool to join Watford making 35 appearances and scoring 3 goals in the 1927-28 season before returning north and signing for Mossley in August 1928 where he was immediately appointed club captain. Leaver, by now aged 30, appeared in all 42 games in his debut Mossley season, helping the side to the Ashton Challenge Cup Final, a game lost to Ashton National in front of an 8,000 attendance at National Park. 1929-30 season saw Leaver make a further 44 appearances, scoring 4 goals (all penalties) as Mossley finished in 10th place in the Cheshire League. This time he led Mossley to victory in the Ashton Challenge Cup as the Lilywhites beat Stalybridge Celtic 3-1 in front of 6,000 spectators at National Park. Injury limited Leaver to just 31 appearances the following season and just 24 in his final season with the club in 1931-32. He made a total of 141 appearances for Mossley scoring 6 goals. Leaver departed for Stalybridge Celtic in the 1932 close season and later became their manager before returning to Mossley in August 1939 this time as team manager, remaining in the post until May 1940 when football was ended due to World War Two.

James Lee
1929/30
1
0
Full back who made a solitary Mossley appearance after signing from Penistone FC in the 1929/30 season.

Richard 'Dick' Lee
1973/74
1974/75
1975/76
71
2
Former Mansfield Town (4-0) and Halifax Town (16-0) left back signed by Bob Murphy from Buxton in April 1973. Transferred to Hallam in September 1975 after making 71 appearances for Mossley and scoring 2 goals.

Fred Leech
1946/47
6
2
Born in Stalybridge on 5th December 1923. Previously with Range Boilers FC, Manchester City, Goslings, Hurst and Bradford City (7-2). Signed from Goslings. Later with Stockport County, Accrington Stanley, Crewe Alexandra and Hyde United. Scored 37 goals in 38 games for Hurst.

Lees
1926/27
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1926/27 season after signing from Oldham Athletic.

Lees
1935/36
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1935/36 season after signing from Cheshire based amateur club Moulton Verdin FC.

Arthur Lees
1919/20
1920/21
50
4
Wing half and a regular member of the Mossley team in the first two Cheshire League seasons making 50 appearances and scoring 4 goals.

Dave Lees
1988/89 1989/90
1990/91
46
0

Former Chorley and Hyde United defender signed by Bryan Griffths from Ashton United in February 1989 but made only 3 appearances before transferring to Curzon Ashton. Re-signed from Curzon Ashton by Mark Hilton in December 1989 making a further 43 appearances before being released to join Oldham Town in December 1990.


Malcolm Leigh
1993/94
4
0
Young right sided player signed by Steve Taylor from Stockport County in August 1993 making 4 Mossley appearances before being released the following month.

Graham Leishman
1996/97
1
0
Former Altrincham striker signed from Leigh RMI, previously with Mansfield Town (27-3), Gateshead, Trafford and Altrincham. Made only a solitary appearance for Mossley in October 1996 before transfering to Trafford. Later with Flixton, Curzon Ashton and Atherton LR.

Lennard
1947/48
2
0
Wing half who made 2 Mossley appearances in the 1947/48 season after signing from Droylsden.

Darren Lenton
1991/92
1992/93
28
3
Former Manvchester United and Bolton Wanderers junior player signed from Northwich Victoria. Emigrated to USA in 1993. He then coached Division One Club Soccer in Austin and High School Varsity Soccer where he won a State Championship for St. Michael's Academy. He then spent a year in California coaching in the strongest region in the country, CYSA. then Santa Anita Soccer Club. Now coach for New Braunfels Rapids.

Lesley
1962/63
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1962/63 season.

Mike Lester
1989/90
24
0
Born on 4th August 1954. Veteran journeyman midfielder and former Oldham Athletic (27-2), Manchester City (2-0), Washington Diplomats (USA), Grimsby Town (48-10), Barnsley (64-11), Exeter City (19-6), Bradford City (49-2), Scunthorpe United (106-9), Hartlepool United (11-1), Stockport County (11-0) and Blackpool (11-1) player signed by Mark Hilton from Chorley in December 1989 in the twilight of his playing career as he retired at the end of the season having made 24 appearances for Mossley. Later became assistant manager of Runcorn under Peter Barnes and manager of Chadderton and then Atherton LR, Rochdale Town and Oldham Boro.

John Lethbridge
1919/20
1
1
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the first Cheshire League season of 1919/20 scoring in his only game.

Levy
1945/46
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the first season following WWII in 1945/46.

Aled Lewis
1922/23
1923/24
1924/25
15
0
Full back who made 15 appearances for Mossley over the course of three seasons after signing from Welsh club Ebbw Vale in 1922.

Jon-Paul Lewis
2007-08
1
0
Goalkeeper signed from Stalybridge Celtic reserves as cover for Ashley Connor. Made his only Mossley appearance as a substitute after Connor had been sent off. Later with Abbey Hey and Bacup Borough.

Roger Lewis
1984/85
1985/86
1986/87
1987/88
130
0
Brave and agile former Rossendale United and Winsford United goalkeeper signed from Bolton St.Thomas, transferred to Radcliffe Borough. Re-signed from Radcliffe Borough, transferred to Bacup Borough. Mossley Player of the Year 1984-5.

Stefan Lewis
2002/03
17
4
Young striker signed from Sunday football making 17 appearances, mostly from the substitutes bench, and scoring 4 goals in the 2002/03 season.

John Liddell
1962/63
17
3
Born in Stirling on 13th December 1933. John Cairney Liddell was a wing half signed from Oldham Athletic (23-10) in the 1962/63 season making 17 Mossley appearances and scoring 3 goals before transferring to Worcester City. Having began his career in SCotland with St Johnstone he moved to Oldham for an ‘undisclosed’ four figure fee after scoring 36 goals that helped St.Johnstone to promotion. He later moved back to Scotland and played for Sunday league teams before finally giving up the game. John Liddell died on 16th March 1999.

Johnny Liddle
1939/40
1945/46
10
0
Goalkeeper who was s igned by Aldershot in 1939, and made 8 'loan' appearances for Mossley. Played games for the ‘Shots' during the War and also the first three games of the 1945/46 season before returning to Mossley for 2 further appearances. Liddle's football career started with Manchester Boys, and having spent two seasons with Altrincham he signed professional forms with Aldershot. He was a Flight Lieutenant in the RAF where he was a sports' officer. During the Second World War he guested for Manchester United, Stockport County and Bolton Wanderers.

Jack Liggins
1932/33 1936/37
22
16
Born in Altrincham on 26th March 1906. Jack Liggins was a centre forward signed from Rotherham United in March 1933 scoring a hat-trick on his Mossley debut in a 4-3 win over Hyde United and finished the season with 10 goals from 10 appearances, He was transferred to Hyde United for the following season and later played first team football for Leicester City scoring 5 goals in 8 appearances for the Foxes. He re-signed for Mossley from Burnley (4-1) in the 1936/37 season and scored 6 goals in 12 appearances before transferring to Shrewsbury Town. He later played for Worksop Town, Bridlington Town and Wigan Athletic. Jack Liggins died in 1976.

Lingard
1953/54
11
0
Goalkeeper who made 11 Mossley appearances in the 1953/54 season.

John Linnell
1921/22
1
0
Amateur full back who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1921/22 season after signing from Cadishead FC.

Harry Litherland
1935/36
9
8
Born in Liverpool on 28th October 1911. Former Everton, Sheffield United, Newport County, Carlisle United, Sheffield Wednesday, Sligo Rovers (where he is still record goalscorer), Glentoran and Drumcondra centre forward signed from Witton Albion scoring 8 goals in his 9 Mossley appearances in the 1935/36 season. Harry Litherland died in 1971.

Peter Litten
1971/72
1
0
Goalkeeper who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1971/72 season.

William Littleton
1919/20
6
0
Defender who made 6 Mossley appearances in the first Cheshire League season of 1919/20 having also played for Hurst, Ashton National and Chappel-en-le-Frith FC.

William Littlewood
1929/30
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1929/30 season.

Harold Livesey
1934/35
10
4
Inside forward who scored 4 goals in 10 Mossley appearances in the 1934/35 season.

Jack Livesey
1950/51
4
0
Former Preston North End, Bury (7-1) and Doncaster Rovers (3-0) inside forward signed from Rochdale (113-36) making 4 Mossley appearances in a brief spell with the club in the 1950/51 season before moving back into League football with Southport (31-9). Later with Wigan Athletic and Nelson.

Sam Livesey
2016/17
2
0
Born 8th November 1996.Sam Livesey is a strong and mobile centre forward who has signed on a short term (1 month) loan from Salford City. Sam was previously a youth player with Preston North End has also had loan spells with Morecambe, Nelson, Bamber Bridge and Colne.

Lloyd
1948/49
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1948/49 season

Archie Lloyd
1988/89
1989/90
41
2
Former Southport midfielder signed by Bryan Griffitrhs from Knowsley United, transferred to Knowsley United. Later assistant manager of Liverpool Combination club Speke and joint manager of Formby.

Ian Lloyd
1989/90
1990/91
82
2
Right back signed by Bryan Griffiths from Chorley in September 1989 making 82 Mossley appearances and scoring 2 goals before being transferred to Horwich RMI in the closed season of 1991. Later with Ashton United

Sammy Lloyd
1937/38
42
1
Former Leeds United full back signed after a lengthy spell with Hurst. Later with Ashton National.

Connor Loftus
2012/13
3
1

Born on 25th January 1994. Young striker who was released by Bury at the end of the 2011/12 season and he linked up with Huddersfield Town in the summer. Loftus started his career with hometown team Bolton Wanderers before leaving to join Bury's centre of excellence. The nippy frontman actually had a spell on trial with Huddersfield Town towards the end of 2011/12 and featured in the FA Premier Academy League clash with Sunderland. Loftus clearly did enough to persuade Huddersfield to offer him this second chance and development coach Steve Eyre is backing him to grasp it with both hands. Eyre believes that young hitman Loftus could well be 'a late developer' and that he is looking forward to developing his career. Signed on a one month loan deal from Huddersfield in December 2012. Due to postponements he made only 3 appearances for Mossley, scoring 1 goal before returning to Huddersfield. Later with AFC Fylde.


Ronnie Logan
1956/57
4
0
Full back who made 4 Mossley appearances after signing from Linotype & Machinery FC in the 1956/57 season.

Albert Lomas
1949/50
48
0
Born on 14th October 1924. Goalkeeper who began his career with Bolton Wanderers. Signed from Leeds United (1-0). Excelled in Mossley's great FA Cup run in 1949-50 and was transferred to Rochdale (9-0), later played for Chesterfield (29-0) and Wigan Athletic.

Chris Lomas
1995/96
1996/97
80
7
Former Manchester United starlet who played in the United youth team dubbed 'the golden generation' alongside David Beckham, Paul Scholes and other United stars of the future.He was signed by Kevan Keelan from Salford City making 80 Mossley appearannces scoring 7 goals before transferring to Trafford. Later with Monton Amateurs.

Harold Longden
1927/28
6
2
Signed from Marchingtons FC making 6 Mossley appearances and scoring 2 goals in the 1927/28 season. Also played for Droylsden Wesleyans FC and Hurst

Scott Longley

1993/94

2
0
Signed from Halifax Town (1-0) on loan in October 1993 making 2 Mossley appearances.

Lord
1945/46
7
0
Left back who made 7 Mossley appearances in the first post WWII season of 1945/46.

Alex Lord
2004/05
1
0
Born on 3rd December 1984. Signed from Stockport County on trial making a solitary Mossley appearance in December 2004. Son of later Stockport County assistant manager Alan Lord.

Steven Lord
1993/94
1
0
Left back who made a solitary Mossley appearance in October 1993 on trial from Altrincham.

Arthur Lowe
1945/46
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the immediate post WWII season of 1945/46.

Derrick Lowe
1945/46
3
0
A former Hurst player and serving soldier at Ladysmith Barracks. Made 3 Mossley appearances in the immediate post WWII season of 1945/46. Later played for Ashton United and Hereford United.

Stan Lowe
1945/46
1946/47
34
13
Inside forward who scored 13 goals in 34 Mossley appearances in the first two seasons following WWII.

Bill Ludlam
1936/37 1945/46
51
0
Half back previously with Hartford Works FC and Bacup Borough who made 40 appearances for Mossley in the 1936/37 season and then played for Hurst. Re-signed for Mossley in 1945 making 11 further appearances in the first post WWII season of 1945/46.

Laurence Lunn
1927/28
41
1

Born in Huddersfield in March 1896. Laurence Lunn played for Royton Amateurs as a youth before having an unsuccessful trial period at Rochdale. He started his professional career at the age of 25 when he joined Football League First Division side Oldham Athletic in 1921. However, he failed to make a senior appearance during his sole season with the Boundary Park outfit and moved into Cheshire League football with Ashton National. After a second spell with Royton Amateurs, Lunn returned to the professional ranks, signing for Crewe Alexandra ahead of the 1923/24 campaign. He made his Football League debut in the 1–3 defeat to Durham City on 10 November 1923 and went on to make 13 appearances in all competitions during the campaign, although only one of those matches ended in victory, a 2–1 win away at Barrow on 19 January 1924. In the summer of that year, Lunn joined Nelson, who had just been relegated to the Third Division North from the Second Division. He remained with Nelson throughout the 1924/25 season but was unable to displace established first-choice goalkeeper Harry Abbott and did not play a single game for the club. Lunn joined fellow Third Division North side Barrow in June 1925 and made 12 league appearances for the club during the first half of the 1925/26 campaign, including a 1–0 victory against his former employers Nelson. He then had a brief spell in Welsh football with Llandudno before returning to England with Accrington Stanley, where he played five league games. Lunn re-signed for Crewe Alexandra in the summer of 1926 and made a further four appearances for the club before briefly rejoining joining Ashton National. He signed for Mossley in 1927 and became the first Mossley goalkeeper ever to score a goal. Laurence Lunn died in 1946..


George Lydon
1926/27
1927/28
54
0
Born in Newton Heath, Manchester on 24th June 1902. Half back signed from Nelson United as an amateur in 1926 and won representative honours with the Manchester County FA. He captained Mossley in 1927/28 season. Transferred to Manchester United (3-0). Later with Southport, Burton Town, Hurst and Great Harwood. George Lydon died 12th August 1953.

David Lyon
1967/68
1968/69
1975/76
76
15
Having played at Bolton Wanderers and Bury as a junior, David Lyon, still a teenager, signed for Don Wilson’s Mossley in 1967. He quickly made the left wing spot his own and scored 9 goals in 31 highly impressive performances in the 1967/68 season making him a big hit with the Mossley fans who saw a great career ahead for the lively wingman. He was a tenacious and hardworking player who was a target for Football League scouts but he chose instead to join Macclesfield Town as they became founder members of the Northern Premier League in 1968, having played in Mossley first 10 games of the 1968/69 season scoring 2 goals. He wrote his name in the record books in May 1970 when he played in front of 28.000 fans scoring the first ever goal in the first ever FA Trophy final as Macclesfield beat Telford United 2-0 at Wembley Stadium. Lyon went on to become the club’s top scorer in the 1972/73 season.  Having been sold to Wigan Athletic
for £400 during the summer of 1973, Dave returned to Macc in 1975 for a second short spell on loan from Goole. A spell in the Southern League with Poole Town followed by Bob Murphy brought him back to Mossley in August 1975 and made 35 appearances for the Lilywhites scoring 4 goals that season. Brief spells with Ashton United and Altrincham followed before in early 1977 he joined Southport who were then still in the Football League where he made 11 first team appearances in the old Division Four, scoring one goal before being released and joining Runcorn. He returned to Macclesfield for a third time in 1978. By the time he left Macclesfield he had played a total of 273 games for the club and scored 58 goals. He was a woodworker by trade whilst at Mossley. In more recent times he has helped to run the family’s dry cleaning shops and has coached Under-17’s in the Tameside League.

Darren Lyons
1990/91
13
0
Born on 9th November 1966. Signed from Leek Town for a £500 fee in September 1990 but was transferred to Accrington Stanley for an identical fee after a disappointing spell at Mossley. Later played for Bury (10-4), Macclesfield Town, Morecambe and Halifax Town. Later player/manager of East Manchester and Salford City and player/coach with FC United of Manchester.

Jack Lyons
1928/29
2
0
Full back who made 2 Mossley appearances after signing from Oldham Athletic in the 1928/29 season.

Steve Lyons
1992/93
1993/94
1994/95
17
0
Goalkeeper signed from Glossop North End as cover for Rod Bates, transferred to Droylsden. Podiatrist to Manchester United Football Club (since 1992) and also England Football Team (senior squad) since 1999. Also refereed in the North West Counties League.

Paul Lythe
2002/03
10
0
Goalkeeper signed from Dukinfield Town in the 2002/03 season as cover for Rob Hackney. Previously with Abbey Hey. Released in the closed season of 2003.