7.45pm Tuesday 7th August 2012
Seel Park, Market Street, Mossley, OL5 0ES
|Mossley AFC ||2 - 0||FC United of Manchester|
Match ReportA young FC United side were beaten by Mossley in the latest pre-season friendly. The game started in a lacklustre manner from both sides and it took to the 12th minute before there was a chance on goal, Sam Madeley feeding Nathan Taylor who saw his shot saved by Jon Worsnop.
On 20 mins, the home side had another good chance when a free kick was played into the FC box, Keil O’Brien heading over.
A minute later, FC took a blow when Josh Bardsley had to be carried from the pitch due to a clash with his own keeper. Five minutes later Jonathan Poizer had a shot wide for the Reds and Matty Bowland unluckily seeing a chip go over the bar.
Just before the half hour, Mossley took the lead when Kayde Coppin crossed from the left, the ball looping over Worsnop and into the net off the far post.
Cedric Krou took matters into his own hands by running with the ball from his own half but he seemed to run out of steam and his shot went tamely wide.
On 36 mins it was 2-0 as a free kick from the right caused confusion in the FC defence, the ball falling to Madeley who rolled it into the empty net.
Deep into 1st half injury time, the lead should have been extended when a ball played through found Madeley in on an open goal but somehow he hit the post, Worsnop managing to smother the ball on the line as it looked to be rolling in.
Just after the break, Theo Kidd was unlucky with a chip that dipped just over the bar and Poizer blasted a shot over the bar.
The main talking point of the 2nd half came on 78 minutes when the floodlights down one side of the pitch went out. The referee decided to continue with the game and Mossley sub Ashley Young found himself through on Worsnop, but the keeper was up to the task of keeping the ball out.
All in all the game was a decent run out for the young FC side, with good performances from Richard Smith, Cedric Krou and Theo Kidd in particular.