A mud-bath too far!
Mossley 0 Radcliffe Borough 2
Manchester FA Premier Cup Quarter
Tuesday 25th January 2005
- 7.45 pm
@ Seel Park, Mossley
3°C - wind W 7mph
1. Matthew Taylor (6)
2. Tony Coyne (7)
3. Barrie Hart (7) Y
4. Paul Challinor (cptn) (7)
5. Steve Sheil (7)
6. Jordan Goodeve (7)
7. Mario Daniel (7)
8. Rhodri Giggs (9*)
9. Leon Mike (6)
10. Anthony Johnson (8)
11. Adam Morning (6)
12. Dave Brown (6) (for Coyne 71 mins)
14. Shaun Dootson (not used)
Mossley went into this Manchester
FA Premier Cup quarter Final without several key players and on a
heavy Seel Park pitch Radcliffe Borough ended Mossley’s last
hopes of cup success for another season.
The first half was an end to end affair but with little in the way
of goalmouth action as both sides struggled with the final ball. Radcliffe
had several wayward shots at goal while Mossley came closest to opening
the scoring when the returning Leon Mike beat two defenders and the
advancing keeper only to see his chipped effort acrobatically cleared
off the line. Anthony Johnson fired a powerful header narrowly wide
and Barrie Hart’s deflected drive landed on the roof of the
After the break Radcliffe began to take control and they did not relinquish
it once they had taken a 51st minute lead when Martin Forrest’s
speculative 25 yarder crept in at the post.
The visitors confidence grew dramatically from that moment as Mossley’s
detiorated despite the best promptings of Rhodri Giggs who had an
outstanding game in midfield.
Steve Sheil calmly cleared off the line as Radcliffe pressed for a
second goal and it finally came in the 70th minute. One time Mossley
trialist Leon Grandison, who had been a handful from
his arrival on the pitch, made an opening for himself and casually
passed the ball past Matthew Taylor’s dive to send Radcliffe
merrily through to a home semi final against NWCL side Maine Road.
Mossleyweb Man of the Match:
Rhodri Giggs...excellent hard working display!
Mossleyweb Verdict: Now we can concentrate on the League!