1. Liam Flynn
2. Caldon Henson
3. John Bennett
4. Tom Dean
5. Josh Granite
6. Kyle McGonigle
7. Sam Robinson
8. Ryan Barrow
9. Andy Keogh (c)
10. Tom Pratt
11. Rio Ahmadi
12. Danny McDonnell (for Henson 72)
14. Charlie Anderson (for Bennett 69)
15. Matty Purcell (for Robinson 76)
16. Dean Warburton (not used)
13. Andy Farrimond (not used)
1. Ben Morrow
2. Andy Harper
3. Mason Ryan
4. Jonah O'Reilly
5. Liam Dodd
6. James McCulloch (c)
7. Sam Corlett
8. Neil Prince
9. James Jenkins
10. Jack Phillips
11. Oscar Durnin
12. Joe Evans (for Prince 78)
14. James Gardener (for Durnin 63)
15. Ben Greenop (not used)
16. Danny Flood (for Harper 76)
17. Tom Quinn (not used)
Referee: A. Bannister
Mossley bounced back from the disappointment of Tuesday’s first defeat in twelve games to comfortably complete a League ‘double’ over Prescot Cables at Seel Park on Saturday.
In dry and blustery conditions it was Mossley who had first advantage of the stiff end to end breeze attacking the School End.
Having said that, it was the struggling visitors who made the brighter opening and almost took the lead inside five minutes when James Jenkins effort came back off the foot of the post.
Mossley’s first attack saw Tom Pratt bring a great save from Cables keeper Ben Morrow.
The visitors high tempo saw them take a 12th minute lead when Sam Corlett broke clear to lift a fine lob over the advancing Liam Flynn.
The Lilywhites response was swift and decisive when, just three minutes later, Kyle McGonigle’s pass found Tom Pratt cutting in from the left and he deftly curled the ball above and beyond Morrow’s reach and into the top corner of the visitors goal.
Mossley had by now settled into a rhythm and after going close through Ahmadi, Robinson and Keogh the Lilywhites took the lead on 25 minutes.
Rio Ahmadi received the ball outside the box, and with his back to goal, wriggled and powered his way past two defenders before rifling into the roof of the net from ten yards.
From then on Mossley were in control of the game as they moved the ball well in the difficult conditions while Prescot seemed to lack ideas going forward and often surrendered possession in midfield as Mossley pressed them into errors.
The second half, despite now playing against the wind, saw Mossley by far the more dangerous team and the visitors struggled to keep the shackles on the ever lively trio of Ahmadi, Pratt and Robinson.
It was ’Man of the Match’ Ahmadi who completed the scoring in the 66th minute when he latched on to Keogh’s pass down the left channel to crash the ball past the diving Morrow to wrap up the points.
The opening 15 minutes apart, Mossley had defended strongly and broke dangerously throughout, and despite missing chances to increase their lead will be more than happy with a return to winning ways and another maximum points haul.
Rio Ahmadi scores the third goal