Mossley’s dreadful home League record continued at Seel Park on Saturday as the Lilywhites fell to a 4-1 home reverse to a lively and efficient Trafford side.
Trafford bossed 75% of the game with the impressive Kingsley Williams dominating a crowded midfield and fully merited their victory.
For their part Mossley looked a shadow of the side that had torn Hyde apart at Ewen Fields just four days earlier as they again failed to impress on home soil.
Mike Fish had an early chance for Mossley but his header from Andy Keogh’s left wing cross flew past the post.
Trafford took the lead on 22 minutes when the ball broke to the back of the Mossley box and left back lee Neville arrived to fire home an unstoppable angled drive.
Trafford packed midfield and made it impossible for Mossley to get their passing game together while the visitors were a constant threat to the Mossley goal, coming close on a number of other occasions.
Mike Fish’s contribution was limited to just 33 minutes before injury saw him replaced by Jordan Bove.
Mossley began the second half much better and were on the front foot in the opening spell and some strong pressure brought an equalising goal on 52 minutes. Andy Keogh’s headed knock down saw Tom Pratt hit a superb dipping volley from near 30 yards that gave Trafford keeper Pilling no chance.
The goal was an opportunity to push on but instead in was the visitors who rallied and retook the lead on 63 minutes. Mossley failed to control a clearance from a corner on half way and Trafford quickly regained possession with Neville crossing for centre back Craig Robinson to drive into the bottom corner beyond Flynn’s despairing reach.
Mossley heads dropped when Trafford added a third on 75 minutes when Flynn could only palm Williams low angled shot into the path of Aaron Burns who knocked home a simple goal and the same player capitalised on some sloppy defending in the last minute to put the icing on the cake for the visitors to leave the Lilywhites licking their wounds.
Mossley have now failed to win any of their opening seven home League games and have collected just one point at Seel Park this season. A very worrying trend indeed.