Owen Cassidy Leads Mossley Hill to Pyke Cup Glory | Marshalls 0-1 Mossley Hill – West Cheshire League

Owen Cassidy wheels off in celebration as he scores the only goal to seal cup glory for Mossley Hill.

Owen Cassidy’s scored the only goal of the game as Mossley Hill overcame 10-man Marshalls.

Cassidy’s superb side-footed volley just three minutes into the game was enough to etch his club’s name in Pyke Cup history.

Marshalls task of overturning the deficit became greater after Adam Langley received a second yellow card on the stroke of half-time.

Despite the man disadvantage for the second half, Jack Edwards’ side pushed for an equaliser coming close on occasions but the West Cheshire League title challengers held on to get their hands on the trophy.

Ian McLean told Off The Park prior to the final that the final was the “best opportunity” to win silverware and his side held on to cap off a positive 26 months by getting their hands on the trophy.

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, last season’s West Cheshire league was declared null and void with South Liverpool and Mossley Hill Atheltic battling it out in first and second with just eight points separating the two with Mossley having two games in hand.

As the only goal of the game nestled into the back of the net and the final whistle was blown, they were met with feelings of triumph and relief from the Mossley Hill contingent.

Michael Fearnehough told Off The Park: “(It’s an) Unbelievable feeling. We’ve been together as a group for a long time now.

“We’ve knocked on the door many a time but to finally get over the line last night with this group of players means a lot.

“What a team we are especially after being so close to the league last season before it was ended.” The 23-year-old forward explained.

Mossley Hill get their taste of success with Pyke Cup glory. (Credit: Barry’s Photography @BBsphotography)

Their attention now turns to the league match against Ellesmere Port Town as they look to do the unthinkable and overturn a monumental goal difference, currently 13 off levelling South Liverpool’s tally, if they pick up the three points at Dunkirk Lane.

After Mersey Royal’s victory over Chester Nomads at the weekend, they now occupy second but a win for Mossley Hill will move them into second.

(Photo: Paul Moran)

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