AFC Didsbury 0 - 5 Moss Side
AFC Didsbury: Leighton, Mackie, Rogers, Johnson, McDonald (C), Wallace (Harrison) (Bermingham), Creasey, Berté, MacHugh (New), Trecarichi (Stiff).
Man of the Match: Mackie
Didsbury knocked for five.
Didsbury couldn't stop Moss Side claiming the championship in their penultimate game of the season.
The match started off in an even contest with both teams sharing possession of the ball. The opening goal was out of keeping of the style of play both teams started with. A deep cross was floated to the back post for Moss Side's giant
striker to nod an easy header in from 5 yards.
The game went from bad to worse when a second, albeit fortunate, goal was scored. The ball rattled round the Didsbury box and fell kindly for a Moss Side player to meet the ball with an acrobatic bicycle kick, which nestled into the top corner.
The opening spell of the second half saw an early free kick scored and then a well taken finish by Moss Side to go 4-0 up.
The life was taken out of Didsbury by now and the fifth was only a matter of time, a ball over the top, with the striker, not picked up by the referee, seeming to be 5 yards offside. He took the ball in his stride and squared it to an on rushing winger to make it five.
Didsbury have one game remaining and a win will secure 3rd place, providing Manchester United Supporters Club beat Nello James. Results have certainly been disappointing in 2013, after such a bright start to the season. However, a 3rd place finish in only their first season in the top flight, would certainly provide Didsbury with a strong platform to build on for next season.
Words by Jonathan Mackie