Saturday 21st February 2015 @ The Brewery Field, Spennymoor
Henderson (44), Cogdon (50)
Granite (40), Pratt (55)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match: John Bennett
1. Luke Coddington
3. Chris Mason (c)
4. Lewis Dodds
5. Joe Tait
6. Andrew Stephenson
7. Robert Briggs
8. Shane Henry
9. Liam Henderson
10. Michael Roberts
11. Gavin Cogdon
12. Daniel Groves (not used)
13. Ian Ward (for Henderson 85)
14. Anthony Peacock (for Cogdon 76)
15. John McReady (not used)
16. Nathan Fisher (not used)
Yellow cards: Stephenson
1. Liam Flynn
2. Caldon Henson
3. John Bennett
4. Tom Dean
5. Josh Granite
6. Kyle McGonigle
7. Mike Fish
8. Ryan Barrow
9. Andy Keogh (c)
10. Tom Pratt
11. Rio Ahmadi
12. Danny McDonnell (not used)
14. Daniel Mukuna (not used)
15. Matty Purcell (for Pratt 90)
16. Sam Robinson (for Ahmadi 70)
17. Andy Farrimond (not used) Yellow cards: Fish
Referee: Mr M. Edwards
Hard grafting Mossley fully deserved to extend their unbeaten run to nine games with a fully deserved 2-2 draw against promotion chasing Spennymoor Town at The Brewery Field on Saturday, with all the goals compressed within a twelve minute spell either side of half time in what was a thoroughly well matched encounter.
Keeper Andy Farrimond turned an ankle in the warm ups but fortunately for Mossley new boy Liam Flynn was in the squad and he took over the number 1 jersey.
Spennymoor’s direct approach caused Mossley’s in form defence few problems as they easily covered the home side’s perpetual use of the channels, while as usual, the pacey Mossley forwards worked their socks off closing down space and causing Spennymoor’s on loan Middlesbrough and England under 19 keeper Luke Coddington to flap at crosses and clearances on a number of instances.
Mossley took the lead in the 40th minute. The Lilywhites won a left wing corner which was whipped in by Tom Pratt. Josh Granite leapt in front of Coddington to power home a fine header.
The goal sparked the home side into action and they went close twice in a space of moments before Liam Henderson fired home from close range to draw the home side level on the stroke of half time. This coming after a breakaway following a strong Mossley penalty appeal when Ryan Barrow was upended in the Spennymoor box.
Within five minutes of the restart Spennymoor had turned the game around as Gavin Cogdon was allowed too much room to fire home unchallenged from the edge of the box.
Mossley were by no means dejected by the turnaround and set about restoring parity themselves. It took less than five minutes as Rio Ahmadi won a midfield challenge and played in Tom Pratt who had cut inside from the right and he drove forward before firing a fine shot past Coddington from 20 yards.
There were few chances for either side thereafter as defences were on top, though Mossley were relieved to see Joe Tait’s last minute header fly over the bar.