COMPLETE A-Z OF PLAYERS 1919 - 2013

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Name
Season
Apps
Gls
Biography Image
Thomas Pace
1920/21
6
0
Made 6 Mossley appearances in the 1920/21 season after signing from Manchester amateur team Ancoats FC.

Fazial Page
1981/82
1982/83 1983/84
107
19
Striker signed by Bob Murphy from Netherfield for a £2,000 fee in August 1981. Not the prolific scorer it was hoped he would be and was finally released to join Curzon Ashton in March 1984. Brother of former Wigan Athletic striker Don Page. Later became a physio for Bolton Wanderers.

Harold Palmer
1920/21
2
0
Made 2 Mossley appearances in the 1920/21 season after signing from Manchester amateur team Moss Side FC.

Mike Pamment
1970/71
40
16

Born in Huddersfield in May 1945, and lived at Emley, Michael Pamment forged a reputation as a forceful footballer. His goal scoring prowess first became apparent in the old Red Triangle League for juniors. Playing for Kirkburton, he topped 100 goals in both the 1960-61 and 61-62 seasons, earning places in both the Huddersfield Schools and Red Triangle representative teams. When he got his chance to impress the England Youth selectors in March 1963, he took it, netting a hat trick at Roehampton, which earned him a cap against Wales. Later that year, having been signed on amateur forms by Bradford City, he played for them in a League match against Torquay. Pamment first signed for Emley in 1965, when they were still a Huddersfield District league club, and was their top scorer for five straight seasons, during which time they climbed into the former Yorkshire League and enjoyed two celebrated runs in the old FA Amateur Cup. Having had trials with Town, Blackburn and Peterborough and played for the FA amateur representative team. Don WIlson signed him for Mossley in August 1970 and he scored 16 goals in 40 appearances in the 1970/71 season before signing for Bradford Park Avenue and later Buxton before returning to Emley in 1973. By the end of his second spell as a player at the Welfare Ground he had scored more than 300 goals. He was club coach from 1978-85 and had a stint as caretaker-manager in 1994. Mike Pamment dies on 16th July 2006.


Derek Panter
1967/68
1
0
Born in Blackpool on 22nd November 1943. Derek Panter started as an amateur with West Bromwich Albion, moving to Manchester City in August 1962, he made a single League appearance. In the 1964-65 season he was with Torquay United, making 5 League appearances and in July 1965 joined Southport. Signed for Mossley from Oswestry Town but played only one game.

Parker
1958/59
2
0
Full back who made 2 Mossley appearances in the 1958/59 season.

Gary Parker
1991/92
2
0
Left winger signed from Dukinfield Town in August 1991 making 2 appearances before being released the following month.

Arthur Parkes
1930/31
2
0
Left back who previously played for Hyde United, Hurst, Congleton Town, Ashton Brothers FC and Stalybridge Celtic. Made 2 Mossley appearances in the 1930/31 season before becoming player / manager of New Mills.

Ron Parkes
1952/53
1953/54
1954/55 1955/56
148
45
Stockily built local based winger and a big favourite with the fans during his four seasons with his home town club making 148 appearances and scoring 45 goals.

Parkin
1949/50
1
0
Local amateur player signed from Mossley Textiles FC on trial making a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1949/50 season.

Ernie Parkin
1922/23
3
0
Full back who made 3 Mossley appearances in the 1922/23 season after signing from Oldham Athletic.

Ian Parrat
1978/79
1
0
Forward signed on trial from Middlewich Athletic making a solitary Mossley appearance in a 5-1 Manchester Senior Cup win over Dukinfield Town in October 1978

Rob Parsonage
2008/09
3
0
Versatile defender signed from Woodley Sports in August 2008 making 3 Mossley appearances early in the 2008/09 season. Later with Atherton Collieries, Glossop North End and Woodley Sports.

Harold Partington
1964/65
47
12
Signed by Don Wilson from Stalybridge Celtic in August 1964 making 47 appearances and scoring 12 goals. Hugely versatile player signed as a forward but also played centre half and half back equally as effectively. Later played for Ashton United and Oswestry Town.

John Patterson
1962/63
7
0
Goalkeeper who made 7 Mossley appearances in the 1962/63 season. Previously with Blackburn Rovers.

Kelvin Patterson
1994/95
5
0
Goalkeeper signed by Richard Dawson from Halifax Town in August 1994 as understudy to Rod Bates, making 5 Mossley appearances before being released the following month.

Rory Patterson
2004/05
7
0
(b.Strabane, Northern Ireland 16th July 1984) Rory Christopher Patterson played junior football in his native Northern Ireland before becoming a trainee with Rochdale. Turning professional in the 2002 close season, Patterson's first team debut came in October 2002 as an 86th minute substitute for Gareth Griffiths as Rochdale lost 1-0 at home to Bury in the Football League Trophy. He made his league debut the following month, again as a substitute, this time in the 64th minute for Lee McEvilly, as Rochdale lost 2-0 away to Oxford United.[3] He made a further seven appearances, all in the Football League that season. Nine first team appearances came the following season, with Patterson released by Rochdale, despite being voted their 'Young Player of the Year'. He joined Radcliffe Borough in July 2004. After an impressive start to the following season, his performances tailed off and he was
released in November 2004, signing for Mossley under Jason Beckford but made only 7 goalless appearances before he signed for F.C. United of Manchester in early 2005, and made 126 appearances and scoring 107 goals for the club in all competitions. After much transfer speculation, Patterson signed for Bradford Park Avenue in July 2008. In 2009, Patterson signed for Droylsden after a season plagued by injury, though he still managed to get into double figures for Bradford PA. On 27 June 2009, Patterson left Droylsden to sign for IFA Premiership side Coleraine. He finished the 2009/10 season having scored 41 goals for Coleraine, and was named Ulster Footballer of the Year. Patterson joined Glentoran in the summer of 2010, having signed a pre-contract agreement with the club earlier in the year. However, in June 2010, it was announced that he had joined Plymouth Argyle, after impressing at a trial in March, and that an "undisclosed fee" had been agreed with Glentoran despite him never joining the Northern Irish club. On 14 August 2010 he made his home debut as a first half substitute in a match against Carlisle United. He scored a late goal in the 94th minute which allowed Plymouth Argyle to draw the match. Patterson received his first call-up to the Northern Ireland squad in February 2010, when Nigel Worthington named him in his squad to face Albania and made his debut as a substitute, earning praise from manager Nigel Worthington for his performance. He was then named in the squad again in May 2010 for a two match tour and it was announced that he would play as a lone striker in a match against Turkey.

Chris Pauley
2010/11
3
0
Left sided player signed from Chadderton in February 2011 making 3 Mossley appearances before returning to Chadderton in April 2011.

Mark Paver
1999/00
2000/01
2001/02
2002/03
130
4
Former Stalybridge Celtic central defender signed by Benny Phillips from Chadderton in August 1999 and going on to make 130 Mossley appearances and scoring 4 goals before moving to Witton Albion in the 2002/03 season. He partnered long serving Paul Taylor in the heart of the Mossley defence throughout his time at Seel Park.

David Payne
1970/71
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance on the right wing in the 1970 Manchester Senior Cup final against Dukinfield Town.

H Peach
1926/27
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1926/27 season after previously playing for Droylsden.

Pearce
1957/58
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1957/58 season also appearaing briefly for Ashton United in the same season.

Pearson
1947/48
1
0
Made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1947/48 season.

Martin Pearson
2011/12
2012/13
73
0
Born in Portsmouth on September 17th 1988. Martin Pearson is a talented goalkeeper who was previously with Crystal Palace as a junior and then spent a season with Stalybridge Celtic. He was signed for Mossley by Gareth McClelland from Atherton Laburnum Rovers in the close season of 2011 and made 73 appearances in his two seasons with the club. He was Mossley's 'Players Player of the Year' in 2011/12. He moved to Congleton Town on loan in January 2013 after losing his place to Russell Saunders and made his transfer permanent in the closed season of 2013.

Stan Pearson
1973/74
1
0
Forward signed from Salford Amateurs on trial making a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1973/74 season. Son of the legendary Manchester United 'Busby Babe' of the same name.

Jos Percival
1926/27
1927/28
5
3
Winger who made 5 Mossley appearances and scored 3 goals spread over two seasons in the mid 1920's.

Perkins
1927/28
1
0
Full back who made a solitary Mossley appearance in the 1927/28 season.

Harry Peters
1931/32
25
2
Born on 15th March 1903. Harold Peters was a former Southport, Altrincham, Chester, Stockport County player who made 25 Mossley appearances scoring 2 goals in the 1931/32 season. He later played for Witton Albion and Great Harwood. Harry Peters died in Salford in 1968.

Phillips
1930/31
2
0
Full back who made 3 Mossley appearances in the 1930/31 season.

Benny Phillips
1982/83
1983/84
1990/91
1991/92
101
1
Born in Hazel Grove on 9th June 1960. Benjamin Phillips signed for Crewe Alexandra as a right full back as a teenager in 1977 but was released and signed for Macclesfield Town. Phillips signed for Bury in September 1980 for whom he made 14 appearances in the 1980-81 season. Upon his release from Bury he signed for Stalybridge Celtic but signed for Mossley in August 1992. He had a successful first season with Mossley and was voted Player of the Year by the supporters. He made 50 appearances scoring 1 goal for Mossley in the 1982-83 season. The following season he made 24 appearances before moving to Witton Albion in the wake of Bob Murphy's departure in December 1983. He then had spells with Macclesfield Town, Winsford United, Barrow, Buxton and Rossendale United returning to Seel Park under John Cooke in November 1990. He made 21 appearances for Mossley in the 1990-91 season
but departed 9 games into the following campaign under Les Sutton and joined Curzon Ashton. He then had spells as assistant manager at Stalybridge Celtic, Congleton Town and Ashton United, and coached Mid-Cheshire League sides Grove United and Bramhall before returning for a third time to Mossley in the summer of 1997 as Manager and bringing with him as assistant former Manchester United and Exeter City player Danny Keough as his assistant. Keough had recently returned from nine years coaching in Germany. The pair took the side to a very unfortunate runners up spot in the NWCL in 1998-99 losing the title in controversial fashion on the last day of the season at Workington, and to the final of the Manchester Premier Cup in 1999-00. Phillips resigned in November 2001 to become manager of Witton Albion and later became assistant manager at Leek Town, Clitheroe and then on returning to Witton Albion. He became assistant manager of Stalybridge Celtic in 2009 and Radcliffe Borough manager in 2011.

Dave Phillips
1964/65
1965/66
1966/67
99
1
Wing half signed by Don Wilson from Macclesfield Town in August 1964. Made 99 Mossley appearances scoring one goal in three seasons with Mossley. Brother of then Mossley team-mate Don Phillips.

Don Phillips
1964/65
1965/66
1966/67 1967/68
106
33
Inside forward signed by Don Wilson in August 1964 going on to make 106 Mossley appearances scoring 33 goals in four seasons with the club. He later became manager of Glossop. Brother of tthen Mossley team-mate Dave Phillips. Following the introduction of substitutes for the 1966/67 season Don Phillips became Mossley first ever number 12 on the opening day of the season away at Bangor City.

Ian Phillips
1997/98
1998/99 1999/00
88
4
Solid and reliable former Wythenshawe Amateurs centre half signed by Benny Phillips from Radcliffe Borough in August 1997. He went on to make 88 Mossley appearances scoring 4 goals before his playing career was tragically ended by a horrific leg injury incurred in an FA Cup tie against Gretna on 4th September 1999.

James Phillips
1919/20
1920/21
3
0
Made 3 Mossley appearances over the course of the first two Cheshire League seasons.

Jonny Phillips
1997/98
2
0
Midfield player signed by Benny Phillips from Manchester United in August 1997 making 2 Mossley appearances before transferring to Ashton United. Later with Oldham Town.

Mark Phillips
2001/02
2002/03
2003/04
111
15
Former Dukinfield Town, Abbey Hey and Curzon Ashton central defender signed by Ally Pickering from Woodley Sports in August 2001 going on to make 111 Mossley appearances and scoring 15 goals. He was voted Mossley Supporters 'Player of the Year' in the 2002/03 season and scored the winning goal in the NWCL Cup Final win over Clitheroe at Bury FC in May 2003. Returned to Woodley Sports in 2004.

Arthur'Ginger' Phoenix
1936/37
7
0
Born on 5th March 1902. Albert Frederick Phoenix often known as Ginger Phoenix.was born in Patricroft, Eccles. He played for Hadfield and for Glossop before joining Birmingham in May 1923. He made his debut playing at inside left in the First Division on 29 September 1923 in a goalless draw away against Arsenal, and played twice more during the 1923–24 season. At the end of the season he crossed the city to join Aston Villa, for whom he scored three goals, two from three First Division games and one in the FA Cup. He continued his footballing tour in the Second Division with Barnsley, followed by what proved to be his longest stay at any club – three seasons in the Third Division South with Exeter City – and, to complete the Football League set, a year at Wigan Borough in the Third Division North, where he was one of a number of new arrivals after the club's financial difficulties had forced the sale of their best
players. In 1930 he spent a few months with Southern League club Bath City before returning to the Football League with Torquay United and then Mansfield Town. Phoenix then tried his luck in the first season of professional football in France with Division 1 side Racing Club de Paris. In 1933 he came back to English non-league football for a few months with Cheshire League side Sandbach Ramblers, ending the season with Shelbourne in the League of Ireland. Phoenix spent the 1934/35 season playing in the Birmingham & District League, starting off with Colwyn Bay United before moving on to Brierley Hill Alliance in January 1935. He finished off his travels with Ballymena United in the Irish League before returning to England for the final time to play out the remaining seven games of his career as a wing half with Mossley in the 1936/37 season. Arthur Phoenix died in 1979 age 77 years.

Ally Pickering
2001/02
2002/03
18
1
Born in Manchester on 22nd June 1967. Albert Gary Pickering began his playing career under former Mossley manager Bob Murphy at Buxton and was later transfered to Rotherham United in 1990 for an £18,000 fee. After making 88 appearances he was transfered to Coventry City for £80,000 in 1993. He made 65 appearances for Coventry before moving to Stoke City for a £280,000 fee in 1996. He made 83 appearances for Stoke before moving to Burnley on a free transfer where he made a further 21 appearances. He then had brief spells with Cambridge United and Chester City before returning to non-league with Hyde United and then Gainsborough Trinity. He joined Mossley as a player in March 2001 and was appointed manager in November 2001 and led them to their first silverware for 10 years in winning the NWCFL Worthington Trophy beating Clitheroe 2-1 at Bury FC's Gigg Lane. He departed from Seel Park in controversial circumstances in July 2003 and a month later became assistant manager and later manager at Woodley Sports and then New Mills.

Sean Pickering
1992/93
2002/03
2003/04
29
7
Striker signed by Ged Coyne from Abbey Hey in August 1992 making 12 appearances and scoring one goal before being transferred to Glossop in November 1992. He was re-signed from Abbey Hey by his team manager brother Ally Pickering in the 2002/03 season and made 16 appearances scoring 5 goals before breaking a leg in a home game against Atherton LR in November 2002. Returned to make a solitary goalscoring appearance in a 3-2 League Cup win over Curzon Ashton in September 2003 before moving to play for Curzon soon after.

David Pickford
1949/50
1950/51
15
4
Winger signed from Manchester City in t6he 1949/50 season making 15 Mossley appearances and scoring 4 goals.

Donald Pickford
1950/51
2
0
Made 2 Mossley appearances in the 1950/51 season alongside his brother David Pickford.

Albert Pickles
1934/35
2
0
Made 2 Mossley appearances in the 1934/35 season.

Tommy Pickup
1931/32
38
2
Former Blackburn Rovers and Accrington Stanley winger signed from Great Harwood in August 1931 making 38 Mossley appearances and scoring 2 goals in the 1931/32 season.

Gary Pierce
1970/71 1986/87
62
0
Born in Bury on the 2nd March 1951, Gary Pierce played as a junior for both his home town club and Bolton Wanderers before signing for Mossley as a 19 year old in October 1970 when he replaced the twice retired Malcolm Harding in the Mossley goal. He made his debut for the Lilywhites with a nervous display in a 5-3 win at Hyde United on 31st October 1970 and was rarely tested in the next two games, 4-1 and 5-1 wins over Oswestry Town and Burscough respectively, but then kept four clean sheets in the next five games with some brilliant displays. By now League scouts were flocking to watch him and in his most memorable Mossley game—an FA Trophy tie at Hednesford, he made a string of unbelievable saves as Mossley won 2-0. A performance that persuaded First Division Huddersfield Town to up their interest. Three weeks later and after just 12 games in a Mossley shirt he was transferred to the Terriers for a bargain £2,250 fee.

He made 23 first team appearances for Huddersfield over the next two seasons. In 1973, he joined top flight Wolverhampton Wanderers for £45,000. Here, he was largely second choice to Phil Parkes, but after Parkes suffered injury, he played in the 1974 Football League Cup Final. Pierce made a series of outstanding saves in the game, helping Wolves defeat Manchester City 2-1 at Wembley. Pierce was an ever-present in the 1976–77 season as Wolves won the Second Division at the first attempt, but the club bought Paul Bradshaw upon their return, relegating Pierce to reserve status again. He left Molineux in 1979 for Third Division Barnsley, where he played three seasons, before ending his league career with a season at Blackpool. At Blackpool, he made 27 consecutive League appearances during the 1983–84 campaign as Sam Ellis' fourth goalkeeping change in seventeen matches. He took over from the on-loan Barry Siddall (who also later a spell at Mossley) on 26 November 1983, as the Seasiders won 2–1 at Hereford United. His final game for the club occurred on 5 May 1984, a 3–2 defeat at Aldershot. Drew Brand became Blackpool's fifth goalkeeper used that season when he took over for the three remaining League games. His contract was cancelled later that month and his professional career was over at the age of 33. Pierce then returned to non-league football with Accrington Stanley, Rossendale United and Chorley. It was a pleasant surprise when he re-signed for Mossley in the twilight of his career in 1986 and he made 40 appearances for the Lilywhites in the 1986-87 season under the management of Jimmy O’Connor before retiring from playing. Gary had a later spell as manager of Netherfield.

Joel Pilkington
2005/06
2006/07
79
2
Midfield player signed by Jason Beckford from Hyde United in August 2005 making 79 Mossley appearances and scoring 2 goals. Previously with Burnley where he captained their reserve side, he was voted Mossley Supporters 'Player of the Year' in the relegation season of 2006/07 before moving on to play for Chorley and later played for Clitheroe and Ramsbottom United.

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

Vince Pilling
1957/58
25
3
Born in Deane, Bolton on 8th January 1932. Vincent Pilling signed from Nelson in August 1957 making 25 Mossley appearances and scoring 3 goals. He was a former Bolton Wanderers (7-0), Burnley and Bradford Park Avenue (9-1) wing half who was Bolton's 12th man in the famous FA Cup Final v Blackpool in 1953. He later coached amateur team Breightmet United. Vince Pilling died in February 2007.

Joe Pinnock
2007/08
1
0
Big central defender signed on trial from AFC Emley making a solitary Mossley appearance in the 2007/08 season.

Platt
1952/53
3
0
Made 3 Mossley appearances in the 1952/53 season.

Martin Platt
1991/92
5
1
Forward signed by Les Sutton in August 1991 from Salford City making 5 Mossley appearances and scoring one goal before being released in October 1991.

Tommy Platt
1930/31
1931/32
35
10
Local centre forward who scored 10 goals in 35 Mossley appearances over the course of two seasons in the eraly 1930's.

Jack Platts
1922/23
26
0
Full back who made 26 Mossley appearances in the 1922/23 season after signing from Macclesfield.

Jack Platts
1928/29
2
1
Made 2 Mossley appearances scoring one goal in the 1928/29 season after signing from Huddersfield Town.

Keith Podmore
1954/55
1955/56
18
7
Amateur centre forward signed by Jack Boothway from Manchester City in the 1954/55 season making 18 Mossley appearances scoring 7 goals two seasons with the club. Keith Podmore died on 5th March 2013.

Pogson
1938/39
15
1
Centre half who made 15 Mossley appearances scoring one goal in the 1938/39 season.

Neil Pointon
2002/03
15
1
Born in Church Warsop, Mansfield on 28th November 1964. Neil Geoffrey Pointon, was a left-back who is perhaps best remembered for playing for Everton, Manchester City and Oldham Athletic. Pointon began his career at lower-league Scunthorpe United and quickly established himself as a regular first-teamer and a consistent and reliable performer in defence. In the autumn of 1985, after four years at Scunthorpe, Pointon was bought by the reigning English league champions Everton for £75,000, manager Howard Kendall hoping Pointon could provide squad cover for regular left-back Pat Van Den Hauwe. Ultimately Pointon ended up featuring in the majority of Everton's games during the remainder of the 1985/86 season as a result of Van den Hauwe moving to central defence to cover for the injured centre-back Derek Mountfield. Everton finished that season as runners-up to local rivals Liverpool in both the league championship and the FA Cup, though Pointon played no part in the FA Cup final due to Mountfield's return to fitness. In the
following season, Pointon struggled with injury and had to compete with not only Van den Hauwe but also veteran defender Paul Power, signed from Manchester City, for the left-back spot at Goodison. Pointon did however play enough games that year to qualify for a Championship winners medal as Everton won their second title in three years. Over the next couple of years Pointon was a consistent performer in the Everton defence when called up to the first team, although Kendall's departure to Athletic Bilbao and the break-up of the Championship winning side saw a decline in the club's fortunes. During 1989/90, Pointon became Everton's first choice left-back following the sale of Van den Hauwe to Tottenham Hotspur. In the summer of 1990, Pointon left Everton to rejoin Howard Kendall at his new club Manchester City, with Kendall receiving Pointon and £300,000 in exchange for Andy Hinchcliffe. Pointon spent two years at City as a first-team regular before moving on to Joe Royle's Oldham Athletic, then a top-flight club. Pointon spent three years at Boundary Park, during which time the club were relegated from the Premiership. On 10 April 1994, Pointon put the Latics ahead in the 106th minute (extra time) of the FA Cup semi final at Wembley Stadium against Manchester United, only for Mark Hughes to equalise one minute before the final whistle and force a replay. The replay at Maine Road saw the Latics lose 4-1. United went on to win both the Premier League title and FA Cup while, while Pointon and his colleagues had the double misery of an FA Cup exit and Premier League relegation in less than a month. Pointon joined Scottish Premier Division outfit Heart of Midlothian in 1995, enjoying a number of seasons up in Scotland before later playing for Walsall, Chesterfield and Hednesford Town. He scored for Hednesford against former club Oldham Athletic in an FA Cup tie at Keys Park, soon before being handed the reins as Manager at Hednesford. He lasted as little as 9 games in his first Managerial post before being sacked after not winning a single game. The club later got relegated, but very few fans of the Staffordshire Club actually put the blame with him. After a spell as player-manager of Retford United he joined Mossley as a player under Ally Pickering and helped Mossley to win the Worthington Challenge Trophy at Gigg Lane, Bury with a 2-1 win over Clitheroe in his last ever professional game. He currently works for the Bolton Wanderers Academy team as a coach.

Pollitt
1958/59
6
0
Defender who made 6 Mossley appearances in the 1958/59 season.

Danny Pollitt
2010/11
2
0
Young wing back signed in September 2010 from Hyde FC making 2 Mossley appearances. Previously a junior at Manchester City.

Harry Pollitt 
1972/73
1973/74
1974/75
1975/76
1976/77
1977/78
1978/79
1979/80
333
11
Harry Pollitt was recommended by the then Mossley scout Bob Murphy to manager George Sievwright in early 1973. The young defender was at the time playing amateur football for Newton Heath Catholic Club but Murphy rightly believed that the talented but raw 22 year old would be able to make what was in retrospect a massive step up to the Northern Premier League. Harry made his Mossley debut in a 2-1 Reporter Floodlit Cup game against Stalybridge Celtic at Seel Park on 5th March 1973, but didn’t make his NPL debut until 14th April in a 0-0 draw at Skelmersdale United. When regular centre half Eric Brodie was suspended early the following season Harry was called into action again and gave some impressive performances, so much so that when Brodie returned he was moved to midfield allowing Harry to continue at centre back alongside the slightly more experienced Tony Steenson. He remained an ever present in the 73-74 season and the following term was switched to full back and proved more than able at both
right and left back. The 1976-77 season saw Harry rewarded for some outstanding performances when he was voted supporters Player of the Year as he moved back to the centre of defence partnering the experienced Albert Jackson. Harry was then a key member of the side that swept all before them to win the NPL League and Cup double in 1978-79 and the League again the following season and he also appeared in the Mossley team that played Dagenham at Wembley in the 1980 FA Trophy Final which was to be his last Mossley appearance as he retired from competitive football following the final. Harry Pollitt made a total of 333 appearances in eight seasons at Mossley, scoring 10 goals.

Jack Pollitt
1961/62
3
0
Born in Farnworth on 29th March 1937. Former Bolton Wanderers, Bury (4-0), Accrington Stanley (3-1), Rochdale (6-1) and Winsford United player signed from Stalybridge Celtic making 3 Mossley appearances in the 1961/62 season.

Alec Poole
1932/33
42
2
Former Blackburn Rovers player signed from Stalybridge Celtic making 42 Mossley appearances and scoring 2 goals as Team Captain in the 1932/33 season.
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Phil Porter
1999/00
2000/01
30
1
Diminutive right back signed by Benny Phillips from Chorley in August 1999 making 30 Mossley appearances scoring one goal in two seasons with the club, previously with Atherton LR, Salford City, Chorley, Atherton Collieries and Caernarfon Town. Transferred to Ramsbottom United in the closed season of 2001.

Adam Potts
1996/97
3
0
Goalkeeper signed from Haslingden making 3 appearances in March 1997 as cover for the injured Rod Bates. Also played for Clitheroe and Bacup Borough.

Joe Potts
2010/11
1
0
Young goalkeeper signed on trial from Blackpool making a solitary Mossley appearance in the 2010/11 season and later joined Prescot Cables.

Powell
1958/59
7
0
Full back who made 7 Mossley appearances in the 1958/59 season.

David 'Dai' Powell
1962/63
18
1
Born in Swansea on 19th January 1935. Full back signed from Rochdale where he had made 76 first team appearances. He made 18 Mossley appearances in the 1962/63 season scoring one goal and won representative honours for the British Police team.

Mike Power
1986/87
11
2
Graduated through the youth ranks at Stockport County going on to make 71 first team appearances and scoring 16 goals striker before being released to join Northwich Victoria in the closed season of 1986. He signed for Mossley under John Sainty in March 1987 and made 11 appearances scoring 2 goals.

Mark Pownall
1989/90
1
0
Signed from Springhead on trial making a solitary Mossley appearance as a substitute in the 1989/90 season.

Powner
1964/65
6
1
Winger who made 6 Mossley appearances scoring one goal in the 1964/65 season.

Poyner
1950/51
2
0
Wing half who made 2 Mossley appearances in the 1950/51 season.

Tom Pratt
2013/14
-
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Born on 3rd June 1995. Tom Pratt is a lively young striker who came through the ranks at Bury FC, scoring prolifically as a junior and youth. He graduated to the Bury first team squad in 2012 making 2 first team appearances in the 2012/13 season. He signed on loan for Mossley in August 2013.

Joseph Prenton
1927/28
3
0
Goalkeeper who made 3 Mossley appearances in the 1950/51 season.

Price
1936/37
2
1
Forward who scored one goal in 2 Mossley appearances in the 1936/37 season.

John Price
1971/72
1972/73
69
1
Versatile right sided player signed by Don Wilson from Chamber Colliery making 69 Mossley appearances in two seasons with the club before transferring to Radcliffe Borough in the closed season of 1973.

Robert Price
1991/92
1992/93
1993/94
1994/95
95
0
Central defender signed by Les Sutton from Oldham Athletic in August 1991 making 95 Mossley appearances in four seasons with the club. Later became a physio with Liverpool also working with the England set up at youth to under 21's level and is currently head of medical services at Hull City.

Pridgeon
1927/28
4
1
Half back signed from Ashton National making 4 Mossley appearances and scoring one goal in the 1927/28 season.

Prince
1933/34
3
0
Made 3 Mossley appearances in the 1933/34 season.

Phil Pritchard
1985/86
12
0
Born in Stourbridge on 9th January 1965. Former Stoke City and Southend United (9-0) goalkeeper signed on loan from Stafford Rangers in October 1985 making 12 Mossley appearances.

Nathan Proctor
1977/78
5
0
Goalkeeper signed by Dick Bate from Skegness Town as cover for John Fitton in August 1977 making 5 Mossley appearances in the 1977/78 season before returning to Skegness Town in January 1978.

Brian Prolze
1954/55
16
4
Former Crewe Alexandra (1-0) inside forward signed from Altrincham after a lengthy spell at Moss Lane making 16 appearances and scoring 4 goals in the 1954/55 season.

Lewis Proudfoot
2012/13
2
0
Former Bolton Wanderers junior signed in August 2012 making 2 Mossley appearances before he was released in September 2012 and later joined Ramsbottom United.

Andy Proudlove
1972/73
10
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Born in Buxton on 15th January 1955. Left winger Andrew George Proudlove began his career with Reading, making 5 Fourth Division appearances in the 1971/72 season. His stay at Elm Park was brief, and he left the "Royals" and joined Buxton before arriving at Mossley in September 1972 making 10 appearances and scoring one goal before returning to Buxton in October 1972. He returned to the Football League with Len Ashurst's Sheffield Wednesday, making 15 Third Division appearances in the 1975/76 season. He left Hillsborough for Norwich City, but played just one First Division game in the 1976/77 campaign for John Bond's "Canaries". He moved from Carrow Road to Hereford United, but played just 11 league games at the "Bulls" were relegated out of the Third Division. He returned to Buxton after leaving Edgar Street. He signed for Port Vale from Buxton for a £1,000 fee in November 1978 making 5 Fourth Division appearances around January 1979 before joining Stafford Rangers on a free transfer in May 1979. He later played for Macclesfield Town and Matlock Town before returning to his home town club Buxton and then having a spell in Finland with Kuopion Palloseura FC in 1982.


Dave Prout
2008/09
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Signed by Chris Willcock in July 2008 from Southport. Previously with Bury and Leigh RMI. He made 6 Mossley appearances before being released in October 2008 and later played for AFC Fylde.

Pye
1938/39
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Wing half who made 38 Mossley appearances scoring 4 goals in the 1938/39 season.

Joseph Pyke
1922/23
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Signed from Macclesfield making 4 Mossley appearances in the 1922/23 season.