Uchegbulam (38), Toner (55)
Trialist #8 (30, 67), Toner (own goal 64)
Saturday 20th July 2019 @ Stockport Sports Village, Woodley
Despite completing a two hour training session in the morning Mossley still had enough to edge a win at Hallmark NWCL club Stockport Town at Woodley on Saturday.
Mossley fielded two un-named trialists who had clearly previously played at a good level with both making an impression. One of the two, the trialist number 8 impressively bagged two of Mossley’s goals while the other sprayed a number of quality long range passes from a deep midfield role.
Mossley opened the scoring on 30 minutes when the trialist # 8 worked the ball onto his left foot to flash home his shot from the edge of the box after Max Leonard had opened up the Stockport Town defence.
The Lilywhites created a number of chances but were hit six minutes before the break when Jes Uchegbulam, allowed to play for Town against his parent club, cut inside his marker and sped onto a through ball to drill a low shot past Dylan Forth and into the far corner.
The early stages of the second half belonged to the Lions as Mossley were forced onto the back foot by some enterprising attacking play by the hosts and the home side deservedly took the lead on 55 minutes. Uchegbulam whipped in a low cross, Forth saved well from Andrew Toner’s header but was unable to prevent Toner from tapping home the rebound from close range.
The goal proved a wake up call for Mossley and the Lilywhites began to dominate again. The equaliser came on 64 minutes with an element of good fortune as the hapless Toner looped a header over his own keeper from a Mossley set piece to complete a goal at each end.
The win was sealed for Mossley when Andy keogh’s cross was superbly volleyed home from 20 yards by the trialist # 8.
Mossley dominated the closing stages and created several further chances with Will Ozono a particular threat causing havoc with everything except a finish.
1. Dylan Forth
2. Ben Richardson
3. Ben Woods
5. Andy Keogh (c)
6. Declan Evans
8. Gary Gee
9. Ryan Brooke
10. Max Leonard
11. Astley Mulholland
12. Kyle McGonigle
13. Joel Fletcher
14. Steve Mason
15. Cheick Thiam
16. Ryan Leonard
17. Will Ozono