Oh! no, not again!
Mossley 0 Belper Town 1
UniBond League Division One
Good Friday 25th March 2005 - 3.00 pm
@ Seel Park, Mossley
Attendance 243

16C - wind SW 4mph

1. Ian Willcock (7)
2. Andy Thackeray (cptn) (7)
3. Barrie Hart (6)
4. Steve Sheil (7)
5. Danny Meadowcroft (7)
6. Melford Knight (7)
7. Jordan Goodeve (5)
8. Josh Howard (6)
9. Rhodri Giggs (8*)
10. Chris Downey (5)
11. Adam Morning (6)
12. Leon Mike (7) (for Goodeve 65 mins)
14. Shaun Dootson (6) (for Howard 75 mins)
15. Gavin Salmon (7) (for Downey 72 mins)

Belper Town
1. Wilson
2. Ludlam
3. Carter
4. Hudson (cptn)
5. Peet
6. Coleano
7. Gummer
8. Danylyk
9. Foster
10. Walker
11. Rushbury
12. Clark
14. Allsop
15. Thornhill

Mossley put in a poor performance in going down to a fourth successive home defeat and again for the fourth successive home game failed to find the net and went down to a sucker punch goal 8 minutes from time.
With strikers Giggs and Downey unable to find a way through the visitors defence and a general lack of penetrative ideas in midfield and on the flanks Mossley struggled to find any rhythm and failed to create a single chance of note in a dour first half.
Belper for their part had one good chance when Danylyk’s effort was spectacularly palmed away by Ian Willcock.
The second half followed a similar pattern with Mossley again unable to prize open a visiting defence that barely looked ruffled., That was until the introduction of substitutes Leon Mike and Gavin Salmon with Giggs switching to the right wing. Within seconds of Mike’s arrival on the pitch Giggs burst down the wing and crossed well for Mike to meet with a first time shot that came back off the foot of the post. Salmon’s arrival saw him also almost score with his first touch as he crashed a header off the underside of the bar that was hooked to safety.
The result was decided when Mossley failed to clear after Steve Sheil had conceded a free kick just outside the box and Belper substitute Michael Allsop was on hand to score with a simple header.
Mossley, then instead of pushing for an equaliser started to show their frustration at the afternoon’s events and finished the game with a ridiculous seven yellow cards after the pernickety referee Mr Allon decided to stop the game every few seconds and wave cards around like they were going out of fashion.
Definitely not a Good Friday for Mossley!

Mossleyweb Man of the Match: Rhodri Giggs
Mossleyweb Verdict: 4 home games, 4 defeats, no goals, ouch!