Mossley continued their promising pre-season form with another resounding win, this time against a very youthful Stockport Town side in extreme conditions at Lambeth Grove.
In driving rain Mossley started brightly, carving out opportunities at will, while at the other end Matt Hadlow was called upon a couple of times to make regulation saves.
In the 13th minute the inevitable opening goal arrived with Uchegbulam’s drilled cross being converted by Ryan Shenton at the far post.
The visitors very nearly doubled their advantage on the stroke of half time when Hickman’s cross found Waller but his goalbound shot was blocked by the home keeper.
Half time brought the usual raft of substitutions and within a minute Mossley had extended their lead with a cool finish from Jordan Butterworth.
On the hour mark Danny McLaughlin’s shot was deflected wide, but on 71 minutes he wasn’t to be denied a second time, this time shooting across the keeper into the far corner. At this point Mossley were well on top and it was no surprise when substitute Dylan Stringer-Moth made it 4 nil after robbing a home defender and finishing easily past the stranded home keeper.
To their credit the hosts never gave up and pulled a goal back with an excellent consolation goal via a free kick from Rourke Neal.
Mossley now make the short journey to Chadderton next Tuesday September 1 st which will be their last away friendly before the Lillywhites make their long awaited return to Seel Park for the first time in seven months – with fixtures against Oldham Athletic and FC Halifax Town to complete this year’s pre-season schedule.
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