Mossley, despite enjoying the lions share of possession in Saturday's first ever Seel Park encounter against City of Liverpool, fell to a fourth successive defeat, while also losing their position in the play off slots.
Jordan Butterworth returned to the starting line up in place of Bailey Marsden in the only change to the team that played in the previous outing at Prescot
Mossley opened brightly with Jack Banister having the Lilywhites first attempt on goal forcing 'Purps' keeper Taverner into a save. However, after the Lilywhites failed to make anything positive happen in the final third of the pitch it was the visitors who took an 18th minute the lead. A simple through ball saw the rangy Josh Quarless race clear from halfway and calmly slot the ball past the approaching Hadlow from the efge of the box.
The Lilywhites saw plenty of the ball but the final pass or cross inevitably failed to find it's target and the team were guilty of playing too many long balls.
Mossley pressed from the off in the second half and were rewarded on 54 minutes. Mason Fawns' whipped cross from the right was almost headed into his own net by one time Mossley trialist Scott Lycett and from Fawns resulting corner Andy Keogh flicked a header into the path of Declan Evans who slid home from six yards but unfortunately injured himself in the process of scoring.
Following treatment Evans left the field leaving Mossley to defend a midfield free kick, conceded moments after restart, without their defensive kingpin. The ball was floated to Mossley's back post where Quarless rose to head across goal and into the path of Jack Hazlehurst to turn home from close range. Sod's law for Mossley as Hazlehurst had been extremely fortunate not to see a red card for a dangerous tackle from behind on Jordan Butterworth in the first half.
Evans attempted a return to action but was forced off by the injury with Paul Riley his replacement as Mossley again went in search of an equaliser, but despite lots of possession goalmouth action was in short supply.
Butterworth fired wildly over the bar from a great position after good work by Fawns, Kilner and Keogh before Connor Morris replaced Harry Pratt and was soon in the action but Taberner dived to save his goal-bound effort.
Mossley won a late corner and Morris went down in the box to a huge penalty shout from the Mossley fans but without reward and the Lilywhites had run out of time and the points went to Merseyside.
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