1. Andrew Farrimond
2. Caldon Henson
3. John Bennett
4. Arron Hevingham
5. Josh Granite
6. Kyle McGonigle
7. Andy Keogh (c)
8. Ryan Barrow
9. Sam Robinson
10. Tom Pratt
11. Rio Ahmadi
12. Mike Fish (for Pratt 64)
14. Danny McDonnell (for Barrow 77)
15. Charlie Anderson (not used)
16. Brian Matthews (for Robinson 77)
17. Ryan Marley (not used)
1. Chris Backhouse
2. Darren Lucas
3. Steven Jeff (c)
4. Nick Wood
5. Grant Allott
6. Sam Akeroyd
7. Chris Ovington
8. Richard Patterson
9. Chris Wood
10. Lewis Clarkson
11. Ross Armstrong
12. Josh Whiteley (not used)
14. Calum Hepworth (not used)
15. Dave Merris (for Ovington 46)
16. Nathan Curtis (for Clarkson 46)
17. Joe Cheeseman (for C.Wood 67)
Referee: Mr C. Isherwood
Mossley continued their unbeaten run in 2015 with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Ossett Town at Seel Park on Saturday.
It was a first half demolition job by the Lilywhites as they raced into a three goal interval lead for the second time in successive weekends.
Mossley had an unchanged starting line up for the third successive game and an attacking shape that left Ossett chasing shadows in a one sided first period.
Within only two minutes of the kick off, Ossett’s Sam Akeroyd was lucky to only receive a yellow card for an industrial lunge at Arron Hevingham with the hard grafting Mossley midfielder left needing treatment.
The opening exchanges were punctuated by a number of niggling fouls and injury stoppages but it was Mossley who found their feet first and scored twice in the space of three minutes.
On 15 minutes, Sam Robinson split the Ossett defence with a great through ball that Tom Pratt took in his stride and raced around keeper Backhouse before slotting home from a narrow angle.
Quickly after this Rio Ahmadi was fouled just outside the box and Kyle McGonigle’s ‘exocet’ of a free kick gave Backhouse no chance as it screamed into the roof of the net. McGonigle’s third free kick goal in the last three home games.
Robinson, Ahmadi and Pratt were causing regular havoc for an overworked Ossett defence as the visitors rarely troubled at the other end.
Mossley added a third on 39 minutes when Sam Robinson’s mazy run on the left saw the ex Matlock man pull the ball back for Tom Pratt to rifle home his second of the afternoon and seal the result with less than half of the game gone.
The second half saw Ossett enjoy more possession but they were unable to break down a solid and composed Mossley defence as the Lilywhites calmly closed the game out.
Ahmadi set up Robinson, who was denied by a great finger tip save by Backhouse in Mossley’s best move of a controlled second half performance.
Generally, better decisions in the final third would have given Mossley an even greater margin victory in what was an otherwise effective team performance by an increasingly confident looking Mossley team who are now looking to make a real push for the play offs.
Tom Pratt slot's home Mossley's opening goal