Bare bones Mossley were unluckily eliminated from the Buildbase FA Trophy for another season when they went down 1-0 to Evo-stik Premier Division Lancaster City at a wet and windy Seel Park on Saturday.
The Lilywhites side decimated by injuries and suspensions in key positions gave everything in effort and determination but unfortunately lady luck danced the other way.
Mossley went into the game with only 13 available players (none of the three unused substitutes actually being fit enough to take part) but took the game to last season Evo-stik North Champions from the off.
Mike Fish went close with a couple of early efforts while at the other end Scott Harries effort landed on the roof of the Mossley net but it was the visitors who struck gold on 20 minutes. Craig Carney’s cross to the far post was headed home from close range by Steven Williams.
Best chance of the first half for Mossley saw the lively Mason Duffy and Mike Fish denied by a great double save from Lancaster keeper Josh Powell.
The second half saw Mossley on top but chances and half chances came and went as Powell’s goal at times lived a charmed life with a number of goalmouth skirmishes ending with the overworked Lancaster defence scrambling clear but the visitors somehow hung on to win through to the next round.
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