Mossley AFC stay on the road to Wembley with FA Cup win


DAVID Fish was delighted that Mossley AFC went one step closer to Wembley with a 1-0 FA Cup win over Ramsbottom United – but will not have much to watch again.

Bailey Marsden’s 34th minute strike, a curling effort from 20 yards into the bottom corner, was enough to settle the preliminary round tie.

But even though the Lilywhites won, the manager was rather underwhelmed at what he saw.

The Seel Park manager said: “It wasn’t a good advert for football.

“There weren’t many chances – there was a lot of passion, effort and hard work but both teams lacked that it of quality in the final third.

“We were fairly comfortable without ever being convincing. We were good value but it’s not a game I’m looking forward to watching back.

“We got in a couple of times but the final ball wasn’t good enough. With a bit more composure, we could’ve been more comfortable.”

Fish praised Marsden for the way he has started the season as Mossley AFC are back in action quickly with a home Northern Premier League West Division tie against Widnes.

He added: “Bailey’s started the season really well. He said at the end of last season he felt he hadn’t scored enough goals and he’s getting into much better positions.

“We’ll see more of that from Bailey.”


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