1. Liam Flynn
2. Caldon Henson
3. Danny McDonnell
4. Michael Thomas
5. Tom Dean
6. Kyle McGonigle
7. John Bennett
8. Dougie Carroll
9. Andy Keogh (c)
10. Mike Fish
11. Tom Pratt
12. Liam Baker (for McDonnell 74)
14. Sam Howell (not used)
15. Callum Warburton (not used)
16. Scott Cheetham (for Henson 67)
17. Godwin Abadaki (for Carroll 74)
Glossop North End
1. Luke Pilling
2. Kelvin Lugsden
3. Matthew Russell
4. Martin Parker
5. Dave Young (c)
6. Martyn Andrews
7. Astley Mulholland
8. Jamie Rainford
9. Tom Bailey
10. Kieran Lugsden
11. Danny White
12. Jason Carey (for Russell 80)
14. Joe Shaw (for White 64)
15. Ben Richardson (not used)
16. Sam Barnes (not used)
17. Mark Reed (for Mulholland 80)
Russell, Kelvin Lugsden
Referee: Mr B. Lamb
Mossley stretched their current unbeaten run to eight games with a precious 1-0 victory over neighbours Glossop North End at Seel Park on Tuesday night.
The game saw Mossley dominate possession throughout the game as the Lilywhites’ closed down space quickly, dominating midfield, thanks to fine performances by Messrs McGonigle, Bennett and Keogh, and forcing the third placed visitors under pressure for practically the full ninety minutes.
Such was Mossley’s dominance in the early stages that the game was actually 18 minutes old before Glossop actually got in Mossley’s half of the pitch.
The Lilywhites won a succession of early corners and after an earlier penalty appeal for hand ball had been waved away the Lilywhites were awarded a fifth minute penalty for a handball by Russell.
Tom Pratt stepped up to take the spot kick but Hillmen keeper Luke Pilling guessed right and turned Pratt’s effort away for a corner.
On a rare Glossop raid Liam Flynn excelled in keeping out Astley Mulholland’s effort.
At the other end Dougie Carroll and Tom Pratt were denied by fine Pilling saves.
The last action of the first half saw Kyle McGonigle’s thunderous 30 yard drive skip off the top of the crossbar and the sides went in scoreless.
Mossley might have expected Glossop to up their game in the second half but it didn’t materialise as Mossley continued to dominate but Glossop’s overworked defence kept the Lilywhites at bay until the 73rd minute.
Mossley won a right wing corner. John Bennett’s cross was cleared back to him and his return into the box eluded everyone including keeper Pilling. Dougie Carroll was on hand to finish at the far post but the ball had already crossed the line. Bennett’s goal, his first since last season’s Manchester Cup Final.
Glossop huffed and puffed but could find no way through the Lilywhites outstanding defence with Tom Dean and Mike Thomas once again totally dominant.
The Lilywhites should have had a second penalty in the closing stages when substitute Godwin Abadaki was brought down by keeper Pilling but to no award.
However, one goal was enough and Mossley saw the closing moments out comfortably to earn what could prove to be three valuable points.