Tuesday's latest pre season encounter saw a friendly replay of last season's Manchester Premier Cup Final as Mossley hosted National League North neighbours Stalybridge Celtic. However, on this occasion the sides couldn't be separated and a 2-2 draw was probably about the fairest result.
Mossley took the lead on 21 minutes. Tom Pratt found space on the left to whip in a cross which was met by Andy Keogh who's firm header from ten yards flew into the top left hand corner of the net giving Celtic keeper Tony McMillan no chance.
The lead was soon cancelled out though as Adam Farrell showed good pace on Mossley's left to cross low for Glenn Matthews to fire home.
Farrell was again involved as Celtic went ahead six minutes before the break. His through ball was stabbed home under pressure by the speedy Steve Tames.
The second half saw both sides make a number of substitutions and Mossley generally dominated proceedings with Will Jones' goal rarely threatened.
Mossley deserved their 76th minute equaliser and what a goal it was. Mossley were awarded a free kick just inside the Celtic half. With players of both sides lining the edge of the box anticipating a deep cross, Kyle McGonigle spotted McMillan out of position and rifled a fierce shot from fully 45 yards that left the visitors keeper floundering for a remarkable goal.
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