own goal (21), Fogarty (39), Morley (50, 70, 83), Stack (90)
Thursday 8th August 2019 @ Seel Park, Mossley
Mossley’s newly formed womens team enjoyed their Seel Park debut on Thursday evening with a resounding and fully merited 6-0 win over Walshaw Sports in front of an impressive near 200 attendance.
Despite still being without several key players due to holidays and injury the Lilys still played some great attacking football and scored some well taken goals.
The Lilys were on the front foot from the off but had to wait until the 21st minute for the opener and the goal had an element of good fortune as the ball was turned into her own net by an unfortunate Walshaw defender.
With team captain Ellie Price, celebrating her birthday, pulling the strings in midfield, the Lilys created several chances that went begging while at the other end Megan Dickin in the Mossley goal was alert to anything Walshaw could muster.
The lead was doubled on 39 minutes thanks to Niamh Fogarty who cut in from the right wing to finish well from 20 yards.
Trialist substitute Tia Morley made an immediate impact in the second half scoring five minutes into her first appearance as she cut inside from the right wing to place a fine shot in the bottom corner.
Mossley continued to dominate the game and Tia Morley grabbed her second goal on 70 minutes with another tidy finish.
With seven minutes remaining Tia Morley completed her hat-trick as she pounced on a mistake by the Walshaw keeper.
The best goal of the night came with the last kick of the match. Mossley won a free kick some 25 yards out and substitute Lizzy Stack stepped up to curl in a great shot off the underside of the bar.
The final whistle sounded to great applause from the fans who had been thoroughly entertained by the new Mossley womens team who I’m sure are going to win the hearts of the fans this season.
1. Megan Dickin
2. Lily Weston
3. Alex Newton
4. Abby Rogers
5. Leah King
6. Ella Barnes
7. Holly Cuthbert
8. Ellie Price (c)
9. Brooke Strudwick
10. Maisie Blackshaw
11. Niamh Fogarty
12. Maisie Concar
14. Amy Wood
15. Leanne Mansfield
16. Lizzy Stack
17. Tia Morley