|Downey double does the trick!
Mossley 3 Clitheroe 0
UniBond League Division One
Tuesday 30th November 2004 - 7.45 pm
@ Seel Park, Mossley
3°C - wind SW 4mph
1. Phil Melville (7)
2. Matty Taylor (7)
3. Dominic Studley (8)
4. Steve Sheil (8)
5. Danny Meadowcroft (7)
6. Jordan Goodeve (7) Y
7. Rhodri Giggs (8)
8. Shaun Dootson (9*)
9. Rory Patterson (7)
10. Chris Downey (8)
11. Adam Morning (7) Y
12. Mario Daniel (for Goodeve 85 mins)
14. Tony Coyne (for Dootson 78 mins)
15. Leon Mike (not used)
3. McDonald Y
7. Stansfield Y
8. Spencer Y
ended the month of November the way they began it, with an emphatic
home win over former North West Counties League rivals Clitheroe!
This time it was the important issue of three points and Mossley were
well worth their hard earned victory.
It was an open entertaining end to end first half with goalmouth action
aplenty at both ends. Jackson and Spencer both going close for the
visitors while at the other end Goodeve, Downey and Dootson all had
similarly unsuccessful attempts at goal. Goodeve was unfortunate to
see an effort come back off the post with visitors keeper Richens
well beaten and Meadowcroft's effort met a similar fate. Mossley's
big number 5, one of a trio of players returning from injury, Taylor
and Dootson being the others, was again unfortunate not to score when
he had a shot cleared off the line while Reynolds crashed a shot off
the bar for Clitheroe.
If the first half was nip and tuck at both ends the second was anything
but as Mossley took control. Clitheroe had spurned an early chance
before Mossley took the lead in the 53rd minute. Rhodri Giggs perfect
through ball found Chris Downey who delicately volleyed
past the stranded Richens from the edge of the box.
A minute later the game was all but wrapped up. Dominic Studley, who
had an outstanding home debut, sent Adam Morning typically scampering
down the left wing and his perfect cross was controlled by Chris
Downey who turned in an instant and fired home right footed.
Lee Cryer missed a sitter for Clitheroe when clean through on goal
and that was the end of Clitheroe as an attacking force. Mossley were
now comfortably in cruise control and looked dangerous in every attack
but had to wait until the 83rd minute to score again. Morning's right
wing corner was headed against the bar by Steve Sheil but the rebound
fell to Danny Meadowcroft who blasted home his first
goal for the club through a crowded area.
Downey was then unluckily denied his hat-trick by a narrow off-side
decision after good work by Morning and Patterson as Mossley strove
to cement an excellent result!
Downey opens the scoring
swivels to score the second two minutes later
Mossleyweb Man of the Match:
Shaun Dootson...a welcome return for Mossley's
Mossleyweb Verdict: Much closer to full strength and Mossley are a good
side again, hooray!