Own goal is enough!
Mossley 1 Trafford 0
Manchester FA Premier Cup 1st Round
Tuesday 26th October 2004
- 7.45 pm
@ Seel Park, Mossley
7°C - wind SE 5mph
1. Matthew Taylor (7)
2. Matty Taylor (7)
3. John Hore (8)
4. Dave Brown (cptn) (8)
5. Danny Meadowcroft (8)
6. Paul Murphy (7) Y
7. Rhodri Giggs (6)
8. Shaun Dootson (7) Y
9. Leon Mike (6)
10. Chris Downey (6)
11. Jordan Goodeve (8)
12. Adam Morning (8) (for Mike 43 mins)
14. Steve Sheil (-) (for Giggs 86 mins)
15. Tony Coyne (-) (for Dootson 83 mins)
currently wafer thin squad was barely put to the test by North West
Counties Leaguers Trafford in Tuesday night's Manchester Premier Cup
tie at Seel Park with the Lilywhites winning through by the only goal
of a game that never really got going!
There was more discussion about inconsistent refereeing than about
the game at half time after a thoroughly boring first half. Fitton's
fierce cross shot accross Matthew Taylor's goal being the closest
Trafford came throughout a 90 minutes that saw Mossley's defence totally
in control. At the other end Mossley themselves were a little shot
shy with Trafford keeper Cummins barely troubled.
After the break with Leon Mike having limped out of the action and
Jordan Goodeve moved to a central role Mossley became more threatening
and both Goodeve and Downey had efforts charged down before Mossley
finally broke the deadlock in somewhat fortuitous circumstances on
Rhodri Giggs was on the end of substitute Adam Morning's left wing
cross to the far post but Giggs shot was going well wide when the
unfortunate Lee Southwood turned the ball into his
own net from five yards while attempting to clear.
Mossley finally stepped up a gear and Goodeve brought a flying save
from Cummins who did well to turn away the impressive ex Macclesfield
teenager's rasping drive.
Trafford forced some late pressure but teenage keeper Taylor wasn't
tested with Brown and Meadowcroft mopping up confidently at the back
and Mossley strolled through to a quarter final home tie against Radcliffe
defender Lee Southwood turns the ball into his own net for Mossley's
Mossleyweb Man of the Match:
Jordan Goodeve...outstanding workrate!
Mossleyweb Verdict: Comfortable!