Mossley gave another decent account of themselves against a full strength Altrincham squad in Tuesday night's pre season friendly.
Altrincham, now back in the Football Conference Premier Division following promotion via the play-offs last season, won the game with two first half goals - an own goal and a penalty.
The illustrious visitors controlled the game in midfield for the most part but met stubborn resistance with Mossley's new signing Josh Granite shining in a solid defensive line. Hoever, Mossley were chasing from early in the game when in only the fifth minute Nicky Clee broke down Mossley's right flank and and his low cross was turned into his own net by the unfortunate Charlie Anderson.
Mossley were unruffled and created chances of their own. Daryl Weston fired wide when well placed to volley a far post cross and Charlie Anderson almost made up for his earlier gaff when his 25 yard free kick rattled against the Alty post with Robins keeper Stuart Coburn rooted to his line.
At the other end Mossley keeper Ashley Frith saved well when faced one on one by first James Lawrie and then Greg Wilkinson who both looked likelier to score.
Altrincham doubled their lead a minute before before the break when Danny McDonnell caught Simon Richman inside the box and Nicky Clee hammered an unsavable spot kick into the top left corner of the Mossley net.
The second half saw both sides gradually introduce a good number of substitutes and the game suffered somewhat as a result, Mossley's scoring chances were limited with an Andy Keogh effort that missed the near post being the Lilywhites best opportunity. Alty won several free kicks around the Mossley box but all were either wasted or met by saves from Ashley Frith and the score remained at 2-0.
Mossley's Steve Foster shields the ball from Aktrincham's ex Mossley man Gianluca Havern