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Mossley
Bamber Bridge
M Duffy (37')
Full time
J Boyd (14'), B Carsley (45', 83')
Sat 6 Jan 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK North Attendance 285

Report: Mossley 1-3 Bamber Bridge

High-flying Brig prove too strong for Mossley

Promotion chasers Bamber Bridge were worthy winners at Seel Park on Saturday deservedly taking home the three points with an impressive controlled display against a Lilywhites side who had too many players below par.

The visitors were quickly out of the blocks and applied the early pressure Oliver Martin saving well from Michael Potts 12th minute effort.

Increasing pressure finally paid off for the visitors on 14 minutes when James Boyd received the ball on the edge of the box, cut inside and and hit a fierce shot into the bottom left corner to give Bamber Bridge. The goal 'had been coming'.

The West Lancashire side continued to dominate with Brad Carsley was denied by a full length Martin save and the Lilywhites stopper then denied James Boyd, pushing his shot away for a corner. Straight from the resulting flag kick Carsley rose highest to power a header that was tipped over the bar by the in form Martin who was again called into action to deny Regan Linney's effort. When Martin was finally beaten Keenan Quansah was on hand to clear the ball off the line.

After soaking up all that pressure Mossley suddenly, albeit briefly, kicked into gear in the 37th minute. Elliot Harrison won a midfield tussle and played in Matty Crothers who's precise pass to his left saw Mason Duffy fire across the keeper and into the far corner of the net to find themselves level somewhat against the run of play.

Not to be denied the visitors re-took the lead on the stroke of half time as Brad Carsley rounded Martin to score from a tight angle but from a suspiciously off-side position.

For a while the game became more even, Mossley briefly threatened but the 'brig defence were a solid and efficient unit and the Lilywhites were unable to create even half chances.

The visitors eventually started to take charge again as Carsley crashed a header against the Mossley bar from Waddecar's cross, Boyd saw his shot blocked and Garner's effort from the rebound was cleared off the line by Declan Evans.

The result was settled five minutes from time when visitors substitute Stuart Vasey set Carsley free down the middle before he clipped the ball over the stranded Martin as Bamber Bridge deservedly took the points.

With a trip to title favourites South Shields next up for the Lilywhites this performance was not exactly ideal preparation.

Report by John Cawthorne

Image courtesy of Bamber Bridge

Oliver Martin

Player of the Match

Oliver Martin

Key moments

14:00
Goal James Boyd scores for Bamber Bridge
37:00
Goal Mason Duffy scores for Mossley
45:00
Goal Brad Carsley scores for Bamber Bridge
83:00
Goal Brad Carsley scores for Bamber Bridge

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Oliver Martin is awarded player of the match for Mossley
85:00 Sub Off
Brad Carsley is substituted off for Bamber Bridge
85:00 Sub On
Matthew Dudley is substituted on for Bamber Bridge
83:00 Goal 1 - 3
Brad Carsley scores for Bamber Bridge
81:00 Sub On
Daniel McLaughlin is substituted on for Mossley
81:00 Sub Off
Liam Ellis is substituted off for Mossley
78:00 Sub On
Jack Tuohy is substituted on for Mossley
78:00 Sub Off
Mason Duffy is substituted off for Mossley
73:00 Sub Off
Regan Linney is substituted off for Bamber Bridge
73:00 Sub On
Gerard Garner is substituted on for Bamber Bridge
73:00 Sub Off
Macauley Wilson is substituted off for Bamber Bridge
73:00 Sub On
Stuart Vasey is substituted on for Bamber Bridge
71:00 Sub Off
Adam Latham is substituted off for Mossley
71:00 Sub On
Ashley Leather is substituted on for Mossley
45:00 Goal 1 - 2
Brad Carsley scores for Bamber Bridge
End of period 1
37:00 Goal 1 - 1
Mason Duffy scores for Mossley
14:00 Goal 0 - 1
James Boyd scores for Bamber Bridge
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Mossley
  • Bamber Bridge
  • 0
  • James Boyd Goal 14:00'
  • Mason Duffy Goal 37:00'
  • Brad Carsley Goal 45:00'
  • Adam Latham Sub Off 71:00'
  • Ashley Leather Sub On 71:00'
  • Regan Linney Sub Off 73:00'
  • Gerard Garner Sub On 73:00'
  • Macauley Wilson Sub Off 73:00'
  • Stuart Vasey Sub On 73:00'
  • Mason Duffy Sub Off 78:00'
  • Jack Tuohy Sub On 78:00'
  • Liam Ellis Sub Off 81:00'
  • Daniel McLaughlin Sub On 81:00'
  • Brad Carsley Goal 83:00'
  • Brad Carsley Sub Off 85:00'
  • Matthew Dudley Sub On 85:00'

Team selection

Mossley
Bamber Bridge
  • 1. Lloyd Rigby
  • 2. Macauley Wilson
  • 3. Lewis Baines
  • 4. Matt Lawlor
  • 5. Kieran Charnock
  • 6. Michael Potts
  • 7. Alistair Waddecar
  • 8. Danny Forbes
  • 9. Brad Carsley
  • 10. James Boyd
  • 11. Regan Linney
  • 12. Jamie Milligan
  • 14. Sam Staunton-Turner
  • 15. Gerard Garner
  • 16. Matthew Dudley
  • 17. Stuart Vasey

League round up

Other The EVO-STIK North results

Atherton Collieries
2
5
Droylsden
1
3
Scarborough Athletic
Kendal Town
1
2
0
2
Colwyn Bay
Ramsbottom United
1
1
0
2
South Shields
Trafford
1
0

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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