Mossley FC V Ashton United

Mossley FC
3 - 2
Ashton United

Robins too little too late

Two late goals for the visitors gave the score line something of a flattering look at a weather-beaten Seel Park. The game got off to a sensational start with the rain arriving right on cue as Adam Morgan picked up a loose ball and fired it fully 40 yards from the centre circle into Carnell’s net with just two minutes gone.

6 minutes later Kyle Harrison caught Brooke in the area and Morgan easily converted his second from the spot. A pullback from a corner then saw Liam Tomsett clear the stand and Morgan was just denied a potential hat-trick as his chip beat Richardson at the far post after his first effort had been blocked. Tames then brought a decent save out of Forth from Harrison’s cross and Mossley finished the half back on the attack as a raking pass from Keogh drew a weak effort from Morgan.

Aaron Smith just failed to convert Sam Sheridan’s deep free kick on the restart and Chris Rowney had a good low effort saved after collecting a return pass. With 20 minutes left Lenighan made a great run through midfield and tee’d up Halfacre who walked the ball into the net. Time was running out as Tames pulled a goal back finishing Wilson’s cross close in and with 2 minutes remaining a long ball rebounded to sub Hawley who tucked it away and with the last kick of the game Anghel’s corner saw Chalmers’ header come back off the crossbar.

Team: Carnell, Harrison, Rowney, Havern, Hunt, Sheridan, Smith, Wilson, Tames, Crowther, Tomsett. Subs: Chalmers, Anghel, Hawley, Hughes, Cotton & a trialist.

David Robinson