Lilywhites all set for derby cup final

WHEN MOSSLEY play Stalybridge Celtic towards the end of the month, they will be making their fourth final appearance in the Manchester Premier Cup in the last five seasons.

Mossley_AFC_logoAnd with three victories from their previous four finals, it is a competition that has brought a wealth of happy memories.

They had final successes over Droylsden, Salford City and Curzon Ashton, the last two following dramatic penalty shootouts to determine the outcome.

Joint manager Peter Band isn’t concerned that Celtic, two divisions higher in the football pyramid, will be expected to win.

He said: “Curzon were favourites last year so that doesn’t worry us.

“It is all down to what happens on the night and we (joint manager Lloyd Morrison) will be going to watch Celtic to look at how they play and how we can beat them.”

The final against Celtic takes place at Hyde United on Wednesday, April 27 (7.45pm).

Tickets are £8 for adults, £4 for pensioners and under-18s while under-16s are £1 if accompanied by an adult. They are available from Seel Park.

Mossley are also running a supporters’ coach to Hyde. It leaves the ground at 6.30pm and the cost is £6.

MOSSLEY were involved in one of the most dramatic games in their history on Easter Saturday.

They were 3-2 behind at home to Harrogate Railway Athletic going into the five minutes of added time.

But in a remarkable finish, the Lilywhites scored three goals to snatch a 5-3 victory.

MOSSLEY have been saddened to learn of the death of lifelong fan Darren Mellett at the age of 52.

Darren, who had Spina bifida, was a familiar figure at Seel Park in his wheelchair.


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