Greater Manchester Womens League Premier Division
Group A
Wednesday 19th May 2021 @ Seel Park
Mossley Women
Chorley Ladies Reserves
(0) 2
(0) 1
Richardson (74), Bentley (83)
unknown (89)
Woman of the Match: Ellie Richardson

1. Meg Dickin
2. Mia Woods
3. Abbey Rogers
4. Holly Cuthbert
5. Kiera McNamara
6. Mia Riley (c)
7. Natalie Leaver
8. Ellie Richardson
9. Mollie Callaghan
10. Maisie Blackshaw
11. Ella Barnes
12. Maizie Concar
14. Hannah Robson
15. Beth Reeves
16. Kenzie Bentley


Mossley Women responded superbly to avenge Sunday's defeat at Chorley by beating the Magpies in the return game at Seel Park on Wednesday evening.

The Lily's applied a high pressing game in the first half that kept the visitors penned in their own half for long periods without being able to find the breakthrough. Mossley were finding plenty of joy on the left flank where Ella Barnes was leading her marker a merry dance as Richardson, Cuthbert and Leaver domnated the midfield but despite creating several chances none were taken.

The second half followed a similar path but Chorley remained a threat going forward meaning Meg Dicken was the busier keeper for a spell. Defensively Mossley were sound and when Chorley did create a chance Dickin was equal to all the Magpies could muster.

The breakthrough goal finally arrived in the 74th minute when Callaghan's pass sent Ellie Richardson scampering forward down the right channel, reaching the ball just before the advancing keeper, the Mossley midfielder calmly slotted the ball home from 18 yards.

Mossley continued to attack and were boosted by the return from injury of leading scorer Kenzie Bentley. The second half substitute used her pace to create a chance on 83 minutes and finished confidently for her tenth goal of the season.

Chorley scored a very late consolation but the final whistle sounded before they could muster any further attacks.

The result lifted Mossley into second place in the League and though Middleton Colts have already won the division, the Lily's can still achieve runners up spot if they gain positive results in their two remaining fixtures.

Mossley Women haven't seen the last of their Chorley counterparts though as the sides will meeet again in the League Cup final at Avro FC on Sunday 13th June.