Mossley deservedly won back to back home games for the first time this season as a Mike Fish double saw off the challenge of out of form Bamber Bridge at Seel Park on Tuesday evening.
In a largely scrappy encounter the visitors probably shaded possession but it was the Lilywhites who were the more creative in the final third and fully merited their hard earned success.
Some determined defending by both sides left few chances in a largely even first half.
Matty Burke came close when his blistering volley was brilliantly turned away by Brig’ keeper Steve James while at the other end Glenn Steel’s angled shot came back off the inside of the far post flew along the goal-line and away to safety.
The opening goal came a little out of the blue but what a great goal it was. Matty Burke’s free kick on half way was hit towards Mike Fish on the right hand corner of the box. Fish first fought off the challenge of his marker before rifling a super angled 25 yard volley that left James clawing at thin air.
The second half saw Brig’ try to force the issue in search of an equaliser but their approach play was patchy and the final pass or shot was often astray as Mossley harassed and closed down the visitors. On the rare occasion Brig’ were on target, Niki-Lee Bulmer again showed a safe pair of hands.
Mossley finally made the points safe in the 78th minute and it was that man Fish again as he made space for himself brilliantly in the box before turning the ball into the bottom corner giving James no chance.
Fish was then twice unlucky not to complete his hat-trick but his efforts were blocked by defender and keeper while Jason Hill and substitute Dave Short also both came close to extending Mossley’s lead by which time ‘Brig had totally run out of ideas as an attacking force.