Facts About Mossley AFC


Nick-name:

The Lilywhites

Ground Capacity:

4,000

No.of seats:

200

Covered Accommodation:

1,500

Social Club:

Located inside ground

Stewards:

Derek & Debbie Vickers

Open Matchdays, Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings, Sunday (lunch & evenings) Regular Concerts,
Functions, etc. Large Screen Satellite TV. (Tel. 01457 836104)


First Team midweek home matches:

Tuesday


Reserve home midweek matches:

Thursday

Youth Team home matches:

Sunday

Club Shop:

Located inside Ground

Club Colours:

White shirts, white or black shorts & white or black socks
Change Colours:
Orange shirts, black or white shorts, orange, black or white socks

Previous Leagues:

Stalybridge & District Junior League (1903-1906), Ashton, Dukinfield & District League (1906-1907), Central Oldham & District League (1907-1908), West End Amateur League (1908-1909), Ashton & District League (1909-1915), South East Lancs League (1915-16), Manchester Amateur League (1916-18), Lancashire Combination (1918-19), Cheshire County League (1919-1972), Northern Premier League (1972-1995), North West Counties League (1995-2004).

Record Attendance:

6,640 v Stalybridge Celtic, Cheshire League, 1946

Record Win:

9-0 v Urmston, Manchester Shield, 1947


Record Defeat:

2-13 v Witton Albion, Cheshire League, 1926

Record Transfer Fee Paid:

£2,300 to Altrincham for Phil Wilson, 1980


Record Transfer Fee Received:

£25,000 from Everton for Eamonn O'Keefe, 1979


Record Appearances for Club:

(Pre War) 360, Jackie Darley, 1911 - 1925
(Post War) 613, Jimmy O'Connor 1972 - 1987


Record Goalscorer for Club:

(Pre War) 176, Jackie Roscoe 1928 - 1939
(Post War) 235, David Moore 1974 - 1984


Most Goals in a Season:

(Pre War) 58, Jackie Roscoe 1930-31
(Post War) 45, Leo Skeete, 1976-77


Best F.A.Cup Performances:

2nd Round, 1949-50 v Nuneaton Borough 1980-81 v Mansfield Town
1st Round, 1949-50 v Witton Albion (won) 1969-70 v Stockport County 1977-78 v Rotherham United, 1979-80 v York City 1980-81 v Crewe Alexandra (won) 1981-82 v Stockport County 1982-83 v Huddersfield Town 1983-84 v Darlington


Best F.A.Trophy Performance:

Finalists (Wembley): 1979-80 v Dagenham
Quarter Finalists: 1969-70 v Barnet, 1980-81 v Bangor City

F.A.Vase Performance:

Quarter Finalists: 1996-97 v Whitby Town, 1999-00 v Deal Town, 2002-03 v AFC Sudbury

England Semi-Pro Internationals:

Eamonn O'Keefe (1979), Ian Smith (1980), Phil Derbyshire (1981)

England Schoolboy Internationals:

Fabio Abreu (2011), Tom Ingham (2011)

Past players who have progressed into the Football League (Since 1945):

John Noble (Stockport County), John Wright (Blackpool), Tom Bell (Oldham Athletic), John Connor (Tranmere Rovers), Albert Wadsworth (Oldham Athletic), Dick Threlfall (Halifax Town), Albert Lomas (Rochdale & Chesterfield), Arthur Tyrer (Leeds United & Peterborough United), Bob Tomlinson (Halifax Town), Harry Naylor (Oldham Athletic), Eric Williams (Halifax Town), Peter Tilley (Arsenal, Bury & Halifax Town), Don Megson (Sheffield Wednesday & England ‘B‘), Dennis Ross (Aston Villa), Mike Eckersall (Torquay United & Stockport County), Harvey McCreadie (Hibernian), Alan Roberts (Bradford Park Avenue), Garry Pierce (Huddersfield Town, Wolves & Blackpool), Andy Proudlove (Sheffield Wednesday, Norwich City & Hereford United), Dave Lyon (Southport), Mick Wadsworth (Carlisle United, Scarborough, Colchester United, Oldham Athletic, Huddersfield Town & Hartlepool United manager, Newcastle United & Southampton chief coach), Howard Wilkinson (Notts County, Sheffield Wednesday, Leeds United & England Manager), Eamonn O'Keefe (Everton, Wigan Athletic, Port Vale, Blackpool, Chester City & Republic of Ireland), Dave Young (Wigan Athletic), Darren Sheridan (Barnsley, Wigan Athletic & Oldham Athletic), Dave Jones (Stockport County, Southampton, Wolverhampton Wanderers & Cardiff City manager), John Doolan (Wigan Athletic), Greg Challender (Preston North End), Harvey Cunningham (Doncaster Rovers), Steve Wood (Macclesfield Town), Dave Hamilton (Rochdale Coach), Ciaran Kilheeney (Exeter City), Rory Patterson (Plymouth Argyle).

Managers:

1933-36 Clifford Tarr, 1936-37 Jim Scullion, 1937-38 Sammy Cowan 1938-39 Robbie Bruce 1939-40 Jim Leaver 1945-47 Alt Jackson, 1947-48 Joe Barlow, 1948-50 Len Butt, 1950-51 Alan Fletcher, 1951-56 Jack Boothway, 1956-57 Ken Brierley, 1957 Pat Murphy, 1957-62 Eddie Quigley, 1962-72 Don Wilson, 1972-74 George Sievwright, 1974-76 Bob Murphy, 1976-77 Howard Wilkinson, 1977-78 Dick Bate, 1978-83 Bob Murphy, 1983-84 Brian Grundy, 1984 Tony Steenson, 1984-87 Jimmy O'Connor, 1987 John Sainty, 1987-88 Keith Hicks, 1988-89 Bryan Griffiths, 1989-90 Mark Hilton, 1990-91 John Cooke, 1991-92 Les Sutton, 1992 Ged Coyne, 1992 Terry Curran, 1992-93 Bob Murphy, 1993 Steve Taylor, 1993 Dave Denby, 1993-94 Gary Riley, 1994 Richard Dawson, 1994-95 Roy Soule, 1995 Paul Cuddy, 1995-97 Kevan Keelan, 1997-2001 Benny Phillips, 2001-03 Ally Pickering, 2003-07 Jason Beckford, 2007-08 Gerry Quinn, 2008-10 Chris WIllcock, 2010 John Flanagan, 2010-11 Shaun Higgins, 2011-12 Gareth McClelland, 2012-2013 Steve Halford, 2013-current Peter Band/Lloyd Morrison.

Club Secretarys:

1903-17 James T. Howarth, 1918-23 Alt Jackson, 1923-27 James T. Howarth 1927-32 Alt Jackson, 1932-36 Clifford Tarr, 1936-38 John Hamer, 1938-39 Robbie Buckley, 1939-40 Jim Leaver, 1945-48 Alt Jackson, 1948-56 Robbie Buckley, 1956-57 Norman Ridgeway, 1957-78 Jim Wharmby, 1978-80 Alan Hardy, 1980-83 Jim Wharmby, 1984-89 Brian Cowburn, 1989-95 Les Fitton, 1995-99 Andrew Fenna, 1999-2008 David Buckley, 2008-current Harry Hulmes

Club Chairmen:

1919-22 Cncllr. J.S.Adams, 1922-26 Harry Holt, 1926-28 Harry Heginbottom 1928-30 Leonard Rawson, 1930-32 James H.Bullock, 1932-33 E.Nixon, 1933-34 A.E.Bell JP, 1934-36 Frank Short, 1936-38 Alderman Harry Laming JP, 1938-40 E.Nixon, 1945-47 Thomas Corner, 1947-59 George Clayton, 1959-72 Raymond Berry, 1972-83 Ian S.Morecroft, 1983-85 Jim Wharmby, 1985-88 John Heap, 1988-90 Les V.Lawler, 1990-92 John Stanley, 1992-94 Roger Finn, 1994-96 Frank Whelan, 1997-2007 Sam Rigby, 2007 David Buckley, 2008-09 Steve Astley,
2009 - current NO CHAIRMAN.