Mossley Association Football Club Ltd.

SEEL PARK
MARKET STREET
MOSSLEY

ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE,
LANCS,
OL5 0ES

Tel 01457 832369
e-mail:
mossleyafc

Previous Names: Park Villa (1903-04), Mossley Juniors (1904-1909)

Founded 1903

Full members of the Football Association, the Manchester County Football Association and
the Evo-stik Northern Premier Football League

WHO'S WHO AT MOSSLEY AFC
DIRECTORS
   
Peter Green
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John Larner
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Neal McNulty
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Ray Moreland
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SHAREHOLDERS WITH 10% OR OVER HOLDING
Steve Astley (10%)
Gary Threlkeld (16.66%)
COMMITTEE
Stan Cook
Michelle Freeman
Natasha Freeman
Noreen Green
Matthew Hayton
Phil Shewring
Ian Turner
John Wharmby
       
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
       
Club Secretary: John Wharmby
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Match Secretary:
John Cawthorne
contact
       
FIRST TEAM MANAGEMENT
1st Team
Manager:

Peter Band
1st Team
Manager:

Lloyd Morrison
Coach:
Paul Marchbank
Coach:
Lee Twigg
Goalkeeper Coach:
Chris Appleton
Sports
Therapist:

Sophie Lomax
 
Kit
Manager:

Marty Revell
ACADEMY MANAGEMENT
       
Academy
Manager:

Paul Bennett
Coordinator
Steve Tague
contact
       
CLUB INFO
Nick-name:
The Lilywhites
Ground Capacity:
4,000
No.of seats:
200 
Covered Accommodation:
1,500
Social Club:
Located inside ground
Stewards:
Pete & Noreen Green
Open Matchdays, Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings, Sunday (lunch & evenings)
Regular Concerts, Functions, etc. Large Screen Satellite TV. (Tel. 01457 836104)
First Team midweek home matches:
Tuesday
Club Shop:
Located inside Ground  
Club metal badges:
(£2.50)  
Club Programme:
32 pages (£2)
 
Club Colours:
White shirts, black or white shorts & black or white socks
Change Colours:
Orange shirts, black or white shorts, orange socks
 
Previous Leagues:
Stalybridge & District Junior League (1903-1906), Ashton, Dukinfield & District League (1906-1907), Central Oldham & District League (1907-1908), West End Amateur League (1908-1909), Ashton & District League (1909-1915), South East Lancs League (1915-16), Manchester Amateur League (1916-18), Lancashire Combination (1918-19), Cheshire County League (1919-1972), Northern Premier League (1972-1995), North West Counties League (1995-2004).
Record Attendance:
6,640 v Stalybridge Celtic, Cheshire League, 1946
Record Win:
9-0 v Urmston, Manchester Shield, 1947
Record Defeat:
2-13 v Witton Albion, Cheshire League, 1926
Record Transfer Fee Paid:
£2,300 to Altrincham for Phil Wilson, 1980
Record Transfer Fee Received:
£25,000 from Everton for Eamonn O'Keefe, 1979
Record Appearances for Club:
(Pre War) 360, Jackie Darley, 1911 - 1925
(Post War) 613, Jimmy O'Connor 1972 - 1987
Record Goalscorer for Club:
(Pre War) 176, Jackie Roscoe 1928 - 1939
(Post War) 235, David Moore 1974 - 1984
Most Goals in a Season:
(Pre War) 58, Jackie Roscoe 1930-31
(Post War) 45, Leo Skeete, 1976-77
Best F.A.Cup Performances:

2nd Round, 1949-50 v Nuneaton Borough 1980-81 v Mansfield Town             
1st Round, 1949-50 v Witton Albion (won) 1969-70 v Stockport County 1977-78 v Rotherham United, 1979-80 v York City 1980-81 v Crewe Alexandra (won) 1981-82 v Stockport County 1982-83 v Huddersfield Town 1983-84 v Darlington

Best F.A.Trophy Performances:
Finalists (Wembley): 1979-80 v Dagenham
Quarter Finalists: 1969-70 v Barnet, 1980-81 v Bangor City
Best F.A.Vase Performances:
Quarter Finalists: 1996-97 v Whitby Town, 1999-00 v Deal Town, 2002-03 v AFC Sudbury
England Semi-Pro C Internationals:
Eamonn O'Keefe (1979), Ian Smith (1980), Phil Derbyshire (1981)
England Schools u-18 Internationals:
Fabio Abreu (2010/11), Tom Ingham (2011/12)
Past players who have progressed into the Football League (Since 1945)
John Noble (Stockport County), John Wright (Blackpool), Tom Bell (Oldham Athletic), John Connor (Tranmere Rovers), Albert Wadsworth (Oldham Athletic), Dick Threlfall (Halifax Town), Albert Lomas (Rochdale & Chesterfield), Arthur Tyrer (Leeds United & Peterborough United), Bob Tomlinson (Halifax Town), Harry Naylor (Oldham Athletic), Eric Williams (Halifax Town), Peter Tilley (Arsenal, Bury & Halifax Town), Don Megson (Sheffield Wednesday & England B), Dennis Ross (Aston Villa), Mike Eckersall (Torquay United & Stockport County), Harvey McCreadie (Hibernian), Alan Roberts (Bradford Park Avenue), Garry Pierce (Huddersfield Town, Wolves & Blackpool), Andy Proudlove (Sheffield Wednesday, Norwich City & Hereford United), Dave Lyon (Southport), Mick Wadsworth (Carlisle United, Scarborough, Colchester United, Oldham Athletic, Huddersfield Town & Hartlepool United manager, Newcastle United & Southampton chief coach), Howard Wilkinson (Notts County, Sheffield Wednesday, Leeds United & England Manager), Eamonn O'Keefe (Everton, Wigan Athletic, Port Vale, Blackpool, Chester City & Republic of Ireland), Dave Young (Wigan Athletic), Darren Sheridan (Barnsley, Wigan Athletic & Oldham Athletic), Dave Jones (Stockport County, Southampton, Wolverhampton Wanderers & Cardiff City manager), John Doolan (Wigan Athletic), Greg Challender (Preston North End), Harvey Cunningham (Doncaster Rovers), Steve Wood (Macclesfield Town), Dave Hamilton (Rochdale Coach), Ciaran Kilheeney (Exeter City), Rory Patterson (Plymouth Argyle), Michael Thomas (Macclesfield Town), Keil O'Brien (Bury), Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town, Chesterfield),
Scott Hogan (Rochdale, Brentford, Aston Villa), Fabio Abreu (Maritimo, Portugal),
Richard Bennett (Carlisle United)
Managers
1933-36 Clifford Tarr, 1936-37 Jim Scullion, 1937-38 Sammy Cowan 1938-39 Robbie Bruce 1939-40 Jim Leaver 1945-47 Alt Jackson, 1947-48 Joe Barlow, 1948-50 Len Butt, 1950-51 Alan Fletcher, 1951-56 Jack Boothway, 1956-57 Ken Brierley, 1957 Pat Murphy, 1957-62 Eddie Quigley, 1962-72 Don Wilson, 1972-74 George Sievwright, 1974-76 Bob Murphy, 1976-77 Howard Wilkinson, 1977-78 Dick Bate, 1978-83 Bob Murphy, 1983-84 Brian Grundy, 1984 Tony Steenson, 1984-87 Jimmy O'Connor, 1987 John Sainty, 1987-88 Keith Hicks, 1988-89 Bryan Griffiths, 1989-90 Mark Hilton, 1990-91 John Cooke, 1991-92 Les Sutton, 1992 Ged Coyne, 1992 Terry Curran, 1992-93 Bob Murphy, 1993 Steve Taylor, 1993 Dave Denby, 1993-94 Gary Riley, 1994 Richard Dawson, 1994-95 Roy Soule, 1995 Paul Cuddy, 1995-97 Kevan Keelan, 1997-2001 Benny Phillips, 2001-03 Ally Pickering, 2003-07 Jason Beckford, 2007-08 Gerry Quinn, 2008-10 Chris WIllcock, 2010 John Flanagan, 2010-11 Shaun Higgins, 2011-12 Gareth McClelland, 2012-13 Steve Halford, 2013 - current Peter Band & Lloyd Morrison.
Club Secretarys
1903-17 James T. Howarth, 1918-23 Alt Jackson, 1923-27 James T. Howarth 1927-32 Alt Jackson, 1932-36 Clifford Tarr, 1936-38 John Hamer, 1938-39 Robbie Buckley, 1939-40 Jim Leaver, 1945-48 Alt Jackson, 1948-56 Robbie Buckley, 1956-57 Norman Ridgeway, 1957-78 Jim Wharmby, 1978-80 Alan Hardy, 1980-83 Jim Wharmby, 1984-89 Brian Cowburn, 1989-95 Les Fitton, 1995-99 Andrew Fenna, 1999-2008 David Buckley, 2008 - 2017 Harry Hulmes
2017 - current John Wharmby
Club Chairmen
1919-22 Cncllr. J.S.Adams, 1922-26 Harry Holt, 1926-28 Harry Heginbottom 1928-30 Leonard Rawson, 1930-32 James H.Bullock, 1932-33 E.Nixon, 1933-34 A.E.Bell JP, 1934-36 Frank Short, 1936-38 Alderman Harry Laming JP, 1938-40 E.Nixon, 1945-47 Thomas Corner, 1947-59 George Clayton, 1959-72 Raymond Berry, 1972-83 Ian S.Morecroft, 1983-85 Jim Wharmby, 1985-88 John Heap, 1988-90 Les V.Lawler, 1990-92 John Stanley, 1992-94 Roger Finn, 1994-96 Frank Whelan, 1997-2007 Sam Rigby, 2007 David Buckley, 2008-09 Steve Astley,
2009 - current NO CHAIRMAN.
 

MOSSLEY AFC RECORDS

RECORD HOME WIN                                    

9-0 vs Urmston in the Manchester Shield in 1947

RECORD AWAY WIN                                 

8-1 vs Rossendale United in North West Counties League 1996

RECORD HOME DEFEAT                            

1-7 vs Warrington Town in Evo-stik League Cup 2012

RECORD AWAY DEFEAT                             

2-13 vs Witton Albion in Cheshire League 1926

HIGHEST ATTENDANCE                              

6,640 vs Stalybridge Celtic in Cheshire League 1946

MOST APPEARANCES OVERALL                

613 appearances by Jimmy O'Connor between 1972 and 1987

MOST GOALS IN A SEASON                        

58 scored by Jackie Roscoe in the 1930-31 season

MOST GOALS OVERALL                              

235 scored by Dave Moore between 1974 and 1984

LONGEST RUN OF WINS                               

12 games in the 1998-99 season, equalled in 2000-01

LONGEST RUN OF DEFEATS                        

16 games in the 1992-93 season

GAMES WITHOUT DEFEAT                           

35 games in the 1979-80 season

GAMES WITHOUT A WIN                              

16 games in the 1992-93 season

MOST POINTS IN A SEASON (3 point system)

89 in the 2003-04 season

MOST POINTS IN A SEASON (2 point system)

69 in the 1978-79 season

LEAST POINTS IN A SEASON ( 3 point system)

29 in the 1992-93 season

LEAST POINTS IN A SEASON ( 2 point system)

25 in the 1945-46 season

MOST GOALS SCORED IN A SEASON         

117 in the 1978-79 season

LEAST GOALS SCORED IN A SEASON        

44 in the 1993-94 season

MOST GOALS CONCEDED IN A SEASON   

146 in the 1926-27 season

LEAST GOALS CONCEDED IN A SEASON  

38 in the 1998-99 season

MOST WINS IN A SEASON                            

32 in the 1978-79 season

MOST DEFEATS IN A SEASON                     

30 in the 1957-58 season

MOST DRAWS IN A SEASON                        

16 in the 1999-2000 season