Young striker Winslade scores on debut for Fylde

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A debut goal from Mark Winslade six minutes into the second half and a penalty converted by Joe Booth with 20 minutes to go was enough to seal victory against a decent Mossley side.

As expected, Fylde boss Dave Challinor made a number of changes from the 1-1 draw at Matlock on Saturday handing debuts to Winslade and youngster Jake Gregory, as well as handing starts to Ryan Charnley and Joe Booth.

Winslade almost marked his debut with a goal inside the first 30 seconds when he raced through on to a loose ball but shot over from 10 yards.

Fylde boss Dave Challinor said it was good to see Mark get a goal on his debut as well after we’ve worked hard to get him through the international clearance so he could play and we could look at him tonight, as we’re short on strikers.

“He did well and he’ll certainly add to the squad.”


Exciting times ahead now for the 20 year old striker who made his debut 2 years ago at conference north level for Vauxhall Motors, Mark has also had trial offers with u21 development squads including a premier league u21 trial game in the summer but due to other commitments Mark never taken up any of these offers and has battled on the hard way through non league.  Mark will certainly be a player that the higher level clubs will be keeping tabs on now.

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