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A Burns (71' Pen)
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Sat 30 Dec 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK North Attendance 263

Report: Trafford 1-0 Mossley

Burns' penalty proves decisive as Mossley fall short at Shawe View.

Mossley slipped to a second successive 1-0 away defeat on their visit to Trafford on the final Saturday of 2017, the game decided by a second half penalty kick.

Like the preceding match at Glossop It was again a game of few scoring chances for either side.

Trafford looked the more threatening side in the first half but the Mossley back three of Jamie McLellan, Tom Dean and Declan Evans coped well with everything the home side could muster.

The first real opening of the game didn’t arrive until the 36th minute when a Jack Dorney pass released Mark Derbyshire who was denied by a great block save by Oliver Martin.
Martin was in action again soon after when denying Dorney’s 20 yard effort.

Rio Ahmadi and Matty Crothers coming closest for Mossley in the half but Crothers shot from outside the box cleared the home bar and Ahmadi saw his effort was easily gathered by Trafford stopper Grant Shenton.

The second half again saw neither side threatening greatly as the game became compressed in midfield and the final pass from both sides was somewhat disappointing.

The deadlock was finally broken in the 71st minute. Trafford substitutes Aaron Burns and Michael Monoghan were both involved in a move that saw Martin carelessly upend the latter for a clear penalty and hotshot Aaron Burns stepped up to send Martin the wrong way from the resultant spot kick.

Mossley tried hard for an equaliser and Mason Duffy saw his 20 yarder fly narrowly past the left upright with Shenton well beaten and in the final minute Mike Fish flashed a header equally close to the same post from Liam Ellis’ right wing cross but Trafford were able to hold on to take the points in a disappointing end to 2017 for the Lilywhites

Report by John Cawthorne

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Caldon Henson

Player of the Match

Caldon Henson

Key moments

Scored Penalty Aaron Burns scores a penalty for Trafford


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90:00 Player of the Match
Caldon Henson is awarded player of the match for Mossley
78:00 Sub On
Elliot Harrison is substituted on for Mossley
78:00 Sub Off
Tom Dean is substituted off for Mossley
73:00 Sub On
Liam Ellis is substituted on for Mossley
73:00 Sub Off
Porya Ahmadi is substituted off for Mossley
73:00 Sub Off
Mason Duffy is substituted off for Mossley
73:00 Sub On
Adam Latham is substituted on for Mossley
71:00 Scored Penalty 1 - 0
Aaron Burns scores a penalty for Trafford
63:00 Sub Off
Mark Derbyshire is substituted off for Trafford
63:00 Sub On
Aaron Burns is substituted on for Trafford
63:00 Sub Off
Brian Summerskill is substituted off for Trafford
63:00 Sub On
Michael Monoghan is substituted on for Trafford
46:00 Sub Off
Paul Linwood is substituted off for Trafford
46:00 Sub On
Keil O'Brien is substituted on for Trafford
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Trafford
  • Mossley
  • 0
  • Keil O'Brien Sub On 46:00'
  • Paul Linwood Sub Off 46:00'
  • Aaron Burns Sub On 63:00'
  • Mark Derbyshire Sub Off 63:00'
  • Brian Summerskill Sub Off 63:00'
  • Michael Monoghan Sub On 63:00'
  • Aaron Burns Scored Penalty 71:00'
  • Porya Ahmadi Sub Off 73:00'
  • Liam Ellis Sub On 73:00'
  • Mason Duffy Sub Off 73:00'
  • Adam Latham Sub On 73:00'
  • Tom Dean Sub Off 78:00'
  • Elliot Harrison Sub On 78:00'

Team selection

  • 1. Oliver Martin
  • 2. Caldon Henson
  • 3. Keenan Quansah
  • 4. Mo Ali
  • 5. Tom Dean (c)
  • 6. Declan Evans
  • 7. Matthew Crothers
  • 8. Jamie McLellan
  • 9. Mike Fish
  • 10. Mason Duffy
  • 11. Porya Ahmadi
  • 12. Elliot Harrison
  • 13. Liam Ellis
  • 14. Adam Latham
  • 15. Daniel McLaughlin
  • 16. Ashley Leather
  • 1. Grant Shenton
  • 2. Chris Palmer
  • 3. Declan Rydings
  • 4. Andy Langford
  • 5. Steve Mason
  • 6. Paul Linwood
  • 7. Brian Summerskill
  • 8. Scott Sephton
  • 9. Josh Amis
  • 10. Mark Derbyshire
  • 11. Jack Dorney
  • 12. Louis Corrigan
  • 14. Sean Yeldrem
  • 15. Aaron Burns
  • 16. Keil O'Brien
  • 17. Michael Monoghan

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
16. Ossett Town 42 47
17. Brighouse Town 42 46
18. Kendal Town 42 45
19. Mossley 42 44
20. Radcliffe Borough 42 44
21. Skelmersdale United 42 37
22. Goole AFC 42 31

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