Three first half goals were enough to give Mossley a comfortable 3-0 win at neighbours Chadderton on Tuesday night.
Mossley Manager David Fish, facing his former club, picked a small squad for the game electing to use just 13 players in a bid to give 90 minutes action to as many players as possible.
The home side did well in the opening stages as the game moved from end to end but Mossley looked the far more threatening team throughout.
The opening goal came on 18 minutes when Richardson's long throw from the right wing was flicked on by Pratt for left winger Matty Waller to confidently fire home at the far post.
Mossley keeper Hadlow was rarely called into action but when he was a made a smart save to deny Chadderton's number 9 who had raced onto an excellent through ball.
The Lilywhites doubled the lead on 27 minutes as Ryan Shenton flicked home a fine header from Ben Richardson's left wing free kick.
The third goal came on the stroke of half time and what a lovely goal it was. Stringer-Moth teased his marker on the right wing before crossing low across the box. Pratt dummied to let the ball pass, wrong footing the covering defenders and Jordan Butterworth was on hand to slot home a cool finish from ten yards.
The second half saw Mossley create several more chances but the Lilywhites couldn't add to the score as the home side's substitute goalkeeper made a couple of good saves to deny the ever dangerous Pratt and a power header by Steve Mason.
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