1. Will Jones
2. Caldon Henson
3. Dan Johnson
4. Mo Ali
5. Tom Dean (c)
6. Jason Hill
7. Keenan Quansah
8. Mason Duffy
9. Liam Ellis
10. Elliot Harrison
11. Tom Pratt
12. Callum Scullion (not used)
14. Hafeez Hamzat (for Dean 57)
15. Matty Burke (not used)
16. Danny Byrnes (for Quansah 50)
17. Danny McLaughlin (for Duffy 74)
Yellow cards: Henson, Hill
1. Kieran Wolland
2. Will Booth
3. Louis Corrigan
4. Iwan Cartwright
5. Gareth Grant
6. Sam Barnes (c)
7. Michael Roddy
8. Tom Schofield
9. Astley Mulholland
10. Jamie Rainford
11. Danny Andrews
14. Dan Collins (not used)
15. Luke Denson (not used)
16. Michael Pino (for Andrews 87)
17. Danny Bartle (for SChofield 63)
18. Chris Gahgan (for Mulholland 74)
Yellow card: Roddy
Referee: Mr A. Bennett
Mossley gave a disappointing performance in the Seel Park sunshine on Saturday as they crashed to a 3-0 defeat against an experienced Colwyn Bay side.
In a game of few chances it was the visitors who took theirs to avenge a Mossley’s 4-0 win at Colwyn Bay back in January.
After an early flurry which saw Mo Ali drive a powerful free kick into the Bay defensive wall, the visitors took a grip on the game. Keeping the ball far better than the Lilywhites youngsters.
It was no real surprise when the Welshmen took the lead in the 12th minute. A high ball to the edge of the Mossley box took a kind bounce in ex Glossop hit-man Jamie Rainford’s favour and he strode around Will Jones to slot home from a narrow angle.
Mossley’s young side struggled to respond and were unable to break down a solid visitors defence.
Bay doubled their lead on 25 minutes when Will Booth climbed highest to head home at the far post from a right wing corner.
Mossley didn’t manage a shot on target until the stroke of half time when Bay keeper Kieran Wooland saved well from Mason Duffy’s powerful angled drive.
The Lilywhites improved after the break and finally began to create openings. Duffy headed wide from a good position and Liam Ellis saw his effort cleared off the line.
However, Bay increased their lead on 64 minutes when Rainford broke through an inefficient Mossley off-side trap to fire past the stranded Jones.
Mossley then gave debuts to local boy Danny McLaughlin and defender Hafeez Hamzat but the Lilywhites were unable to narrow the gap. The lively McLaughlin, twice went close, first with a header and then with a shot which flew narrowly past the post but it was the visitors who deservedly took the points.
The Lilywhites still need at least one point from their remaining three game to ensure Evo-stik League football next season as Prescot’s shock 7-2 win over Glossop saw Mossley slip to a very disappointing 20th position.
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