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Report: Mossley 0-0 Droylsden

Goalless in New Year's Derby

The first fixture of 2018, played in torrential rain, ended goalless as Mossley and Droylsden battled out an entertaining and occasionally feisty New Year’s Day 'derby' at Seel Park.

As goalless draw’s go, this was one of the better ones with both sides creating plenty of excitement for the 310 fans present.

Mossley thought they had taken an early lead when Bloods keeper Branagan spilled a cross and Adam Latham appeared to have forced the ball over the line before the keeper recovered. Match photos proved a goal should have been awarded but the officials were having none of it.

Mossley keeper Oliver Martin was in action soon after saving from Sefton Gonzales as Droylsden began to take control with Luke Daly the main protagonist.

Rio Ahmadi saw his cross shot clip the bar as Mossley again threatened but the visitors also went close when Liam Caddick saw his effort cleared off the line by Keenan Quansah.
Just before the break Ollie Martin made a great double save to again deny the lively Caddick.
Martin again came to Mossley’s rescue saving at the feet of Luke Daly and Caddick had the ball in the net only to be ruled offside.

At the other end, Tom Dean headed narrowly over from a Matty Crothers’ free kick before Branagan made a good save to deny Crothers as weather conditions took a turn for the worse.

Mossley came close to breaking the deadlock with ten minutes remaining as substitute Ash Leather broke clear on the right wing and his cross saw Adam Latham’s header clip the bar. Leather was again involved as he burst through but a heavy touch allowed the advancing Branagan to hoof clear.

Droylsden substitute Steve Hall had a great chance for the visitors when through one on one but Martin was able to palm over his under-hit effort and in the closing stages Sefton Gonzales headed well wide when he should have done better to leave the result scoreless at the end.

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Oliver Martin

Player of the Match

Oliver Martin


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90:00 Player of the Match
Oliver Martin is awarded player of the match for Mossley
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Oliver Martin keeps a clean sheet for Mossley
80:00 Sub Off
Jamie Frost is substituted off for Droylsden
80:00 Sub On
Steve Hall is substituted on for Droylsden
72:00 Sub Off
Matthew Crothers is substituted off for Mossley
72:00 Sub On
Jamie McLellan is substituted on for Mossley
66:00 Sub Off
Elliot Harrison is substituted off for Mossley
66:00 Sub On
Ashley Leather is substituted on for Mossley
56:00 Sub Off
Liam Ellis is substituted off for Mossley
56:00 Sub On
Daniel McLaughlin is substituted on for Mossley
55:00 Sub Off
Aaron Fleming is substituted off for Droylsden
55:00 Sub On
Domaine Rouse is substituted on for Droylsden
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Mossley
  • Droylsden
  • 0
  • Aaron Fleming Sub Off 55:00'
  • Domaine Rouse Sub On 55:00'
  • Liam Ellis Sub Off 56:00'
  • Daniel McLaughlin Sub On 56:00'
  • Elliot Harrison Sub Off 66:00'
  • Ashley Leather Sub On 66:00'
  • Matthew Crothers Sub Off 72:00'
  • Jamie McLellan Sub On 72:00'
  • Jamie Frost Sub Off 80:00'
  • Steve Hall Sub On 80:00'

Team selection

  • 1. Ritchie Branagan
  • 2. Shaquille Clarke
  • 3. Shaun Holden
  • 4. Dylan Smith
  • 5. John Shaw
  • 6. Danny Ventre
  • 7. Luke Daly
  • 8. Jamie Frost
  • 9. Sefton Gonzales
  • 10. Aaron Fleming
  • 11. Liam Caddick
  • 12. Steve Hall
  • 14. Domaine Rouse
  • 15. Ciaran Kilheeney
  • 16. Ben Barber
  • 17. Ruben Jerome

League round up

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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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