Not for the first time this season Mossley dominated possession in a game and failed to win as they succumbed to solitary goal defeat to Evo-stik League new boys Colne at Seel Park on Saturday.
The early stages saw the game swing from end to end with no clear openings for either side.
When the chances did start to arrive it was the Lilywhites who had the upper hand.
However, it was the visitors who scored what proved to be the game’s only goal. One time Mossley winger Adam Morning took the ball on the right wing and cut inside two covering Mossley defenders before curling a great left foot shot into the top corner from the edge of the box leaving Lilywhites keeper Liam Flynn rooted to his line.
Tom Pratt fired wide when clean through on the left, Mike Fish, Andy Keogh and Jonah Gosling all went close as on loan Burnley keeper Tony Aghayere made a string of saves.
The keeper’s best effort coming just before half time when a goal-bound rocket from Robert Bourne flew through a crowd of players only to see Aghayere make something approaching a wonder save to deny him.
The second half saw Mossley step up a gear, forcing the visitors to defend deeper and deeper but the Lilywhites could find no way through.
Too often, Mossley’s final ball into the boxlet them down and on the occasions when they did get an effort on goal they found Aghayere to be an able custodian as he gathered everything Mossley could throw at him.
Mossley are still without a home Evo-stik League victory this season which is becoming something of a worrying trend for the Mossley management, with the Lilywhites only Seel Park wins coming in the cup ties against Hemsworth and Northwich.
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