Warrington Town 1 Mossley 0
UniBond League Division One
Tuesday 7th December 2004 - 7.45 pm
@ Cantilever Park, Warrington
Referee B.J.Tatton
Attendance 149

2C - wind SW 4mph

Warrington Town
1. Flood
2. Farrell
3. Salt (cptn)
4. Dyson
5. Webster
6. Reilly
7. Smith
8. Latham
9. Heverin
10. G.Mitchell
11. Bermingham
12. P.Mitchell
14. Canning
15. Warburton

1. Phil Melville (7*)
2. Matty Taylor (6)
3. Dominic Studley (6)
4. Steve Sheil (cptn) (6)
5. Jordan Goodeve (6)
6. Rory Patterson (4)
7. Rhodri Giggs (6)
8. Shaun Dootson (6)
9. Mario Daniel (4)
10. Chris Downey (6)
11. Tony Coyne (6)
12. Danny Meadowcroft (not used)
14. Danny Forde (not used)
15. -


Injuries and unavailablities aplenty but no excuse for this abject display at Warrington on Tuesday night! Mossley were quite frankly awful! Warrington, not particularly good themselves were made to look a much better side than they are by a Mossley team that on this occasion had no cohesion, no method and precious few ideas!
Mossley didn't have a single shot, let alone one on target in a very poor first half performance that saw Warrington's long balls cause all kinds of problems. Mossley had no answer to Heverin's aerial presence or Mitchell's movement and the home side missed a hatful of chances. The closest Warrington came was when Dyson's 25 yarder scraped the Mossley bar. Mossley had just one half chance - a neat through ball by Giggs found Mario Daniel one on one with the keeper but he hurried his attempted lob and completely miscued.
Just when it looked like Mossley had survived intact to the break they conceded a defensively poor goal. Three attempted clearances ended up at Warrington feet and the final cross found Graeme Mitchell who had a free header at the far post to score off the underside of the bar. Mossley barely had time to kick off when the half time whistle sounded.
After the break Mossley tried to press forward but with wide players Patterson and Daniel having apparent personal nightmares nothing was coming in from the wings, while Downey and Giggs were afforded very little room in the centre. Daniel volleyed wide when he should have hit the target, Downey saw his effort skim across the face of goal and Patterson fired wide. Warrington posed little threat in the second half but Mossley were totally inept going forward and rarely looked like breaking through as their away form hit a new low!


Mario Daniel shoots narrowly wide
Mossleyweb Man of the Match: Phil Melville...made several smart saves to keep Mossley in the game!
Mossleyweb Verdict: Embarrassingly poor!