1. Lee Bracey (7)
2. Jordan Goodeve (9*)
3. Steve Sheil (8)
4. Paul Challinor (8)
5. Danny Meadowcroft (8)
6. Melford Knight (7)
7. Rhodri Giggs (8)
8. Josh Howard (8)
9. Leon Mike (8)
10. Chris Downey (7)
11. Adam Morning (7)
12. Barrie Hart (7) (for Sheil 79 mins)
14. Gavin Salmon (6) (for Mike 79 mins)
15. Mario Daniel (7) (for Giggs 61 mins)
Mossley were convincing winners in a wind-racked local derby at Woodley
Sports today to keep their play off hopes alive. Two wins from the
remaining games will almost certainly see Mossley in a play-off spot
with Mossley, Eastwood, Kendal and even Gresley Rovers still in with
a shout of taking the last two available places.
Woodley opened strongly and won a string of early corners as Mossley
took time to settle on a very windy day. The Mossley defence was never
rattled though with Lee Bracey handling well with the few efforts
that actually made it through to him.
Having survived the early onslought Mossley took a 15th minute lead.
Jordan Goodeve and Rhodri Giggs worked well on the right, Giggs played
the ball inside to Josh Howard who skipped left to
avoid a tackle before firing a left foot shot into the bottom right
hand corner from 20 yards. The goal settled Mossley and from then
on the Lilywhites were comfortably in control of the game.
Highlight of the half was an incredible jinking run in the box by
Josh Howard who beat defender after defender in a crowded area and
was twice denied by blocks from scoring what would have been 'goal
of the season'.
The second half again saw Woodley apply the early pressure but Mossley
were in no mood to concede and deserved the second goal when it came
in the 57th minute. Leon Mike received the ball on the edge of the
Woodley box and after wriggling free of several tackles curled a deflected
shot off the underside of the bar that Chris Downey
had the simplest of tasks to walk the rebound into an empty net from
The second goal ended the game as a contest and it was no real surprise
when a third improved Mossley's already excellent goal-difference
with 77 minutes gone. Adam Morning charged down an attempted clearance
on the left and he pulled the ball back for Leon Mike
to crash home from the edge of the box.
Mossley might have grabbed a fourth but substitute Mario Daniel was
denied by a good save in the dying moments.
Mossleyweb Man of the Match:
Jordan Goodeve...quite simply, won
Mossleyweb Verdict: Tantilisingly close! Come on Mossley!