The 159 spectators who braved the elements at Tuesday night’s Evo-stik League fixture might have wished they had stayed home in the warm and dry as Mossley and Radcliffe played out a thoroughly boring and uninspiring goalless draw at Seel Park.
Both sides cancelled each other out in a game reminiscent of the goalless draw played out against Tadcaster earlier in the season.
Of the two sides Radcliffe appeared the hungrier as the Lilywhites looked a little jaded after their mammoth efforts against South Shields on Saturday.
Mo Ali came back into the starting line up following his one match ban in place of Sam Howell while Marko Basic was preferred to Adam Latham.
Best chances of this dour encounter saw Tom Dean headers in each half straight at Boro keeper Jones and a late goalmouth scramble which saw Danny McLaughlin’s effort blocked. At the other end Oliver Martin saved well from Akil Grier and Keenan Quansah cleared off the line in the second half.
Radcliffe brought on Jamie Matthews, signed from Mossley the previous day but his luck was out as he missed a simple header and came off injured minutes later on a forgettable Radcliffe debut.
And that was about it in a game which will be quickly forgotten by all in attendance.