Tuesday 3rd August 2021 @ Seel Park
Salford City XI
(2) 3
(0) 1
Butterworth (17), Evans (45), Hawley (60 pen)
Mnai (90)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match

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1. Dale Latham
2. Paul Riley
3. Jack Grundy
4. Jordan Butterworth
5. Declan Evans
6. Kane Hickman
7. Sam Kilner
8. Andy Keogh (c)
9. Kyle Hawley
10. Mason Fawns
11. Kane Dean
12. Ben Richardson
13. Jordan Hadlow
14. Bailey Marsden
15. Alex Dinsmore
16. Ben Lowe Bailey Marsden

Another good Seel Park crowd witnessed Mossley prove too strong for a youthful Salford City sidein Tuesday's latest pre season friendly.

Mossley were without the services of Antony Brown and Harry Pratt, along with new boys Devon Matthews, Connor Morris and David Kuba Kuba but still put on an enjoyable show for the 200 plus attendance.

Salford opened brightly playing some high tempo pass and move football but Mossley defended well despite being unable to find a decent out-ball.

When the inevitably fruitless Salford pressure eased off Mossley moved the ball forward at pace with Mason Fawns seeing his effort deflected into the hands of a grateful keeper.

Jordan Butterworth then gave the Lilywhites a 17th minute lead with a precise curler from just outside the box.

The goal seemed to knock some of the stuffing out of the visitors and Mossley went on to control the remainder of the half with Fawns coming close to doubling the lead but his well struck free kick flashed narrowly wide.

Mossley finally went two ahead on the stroke of half time. Kain Dean's deep free kick from the left was squared to Fawns who's drive into the box found Declan Evans who turned on the proverbial 'sixpence' to fire into the roof of the net from close range.

The second half saw Kane Hickman and Butterworth both go close to adding to the tally before Andy Keogh's luck was out as his superb angled chip came back off the front of the bar.

Mossley finally got their third on the hour mark when trialist Kyle Hawley was bundled over in the box and the same player took charge to send the keeper the wrong way from the penalty spot.

Salford enjoyed a late spell of possession and Hadlow was forced into a diving save before Salford substitute Kelly Mnas scored a 90th minute consolation to deny Mossley the clean sheet.