Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Mossley v FC Halifax Town

That was some game - we had it all - thrills, spills, controversy - and two late late goals. Halifax started the brighter and took an early lead, but it was soon cancelled out by Chris McDonagh. Mossley took the lead just before half-time when Steve Settle ignored the linesman's offside flag and slotted the ball home. To say the Halifax contingent were "upset" would be an understatement !!

The second half was nearly all Halifax as Mossley tried to hang on to their slender lead, but goals from Dean (another suspicion of offside but hey .. even stevens then !) and a penalty in the 88th minute from Marshall looked to have wrapped it up for Halifax. HOWEVER ... the Shaymen then proceeded to "stand off", and Mossley mounted some late late pressure which paid off when Andy Watson squeezed in a 93rd minute equaliser ... phew !

Some pictures at ...

Mossley 3 FC Halifax Town 3

... for which I apologise - not one of my better sets I'm afraid - but it's all in there somewhere !!

Some other thoughts on last night - again grateful thanks to Ashton United for the loan of the ground (hope you made a few bob over the bar !!) and a good crowd of over 400, but maybe just maybe it could have been higher were it not for a slight "cock-up" on the Halifax website, which called the game as "off" for a while before the error was corrected - reckon some folks may have seen that and just "not bothered". The pitch held up well as the night got colder, but some of the terracing/surrounds were lethal !!

Back home to Seel Park on Saturday against Prescot Cables - and DON'T FORGET THE EARLY KICK-OFF !

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