A young and experimental Mossley starting line up failed to impress in an error strewn first half display against NWCL side Chadderton in Tuesday's away friendly.
Goalkeeper Josh Pelling started the game despite feeling unwell and the Lilywhites were 3-0 down (not his fault) before he was forced to accept the inevitable and leave the game less than thirty minutes in to be replaced by goalkeeper coach Jimmy Longdin.
Mossley had opened on the front foot with Potts and Banister almost creating openings but the hosts scored with their first attack as one time Mossley player Rob Flynn curled a super shot into the top corner.
Five minutes later and it was 2-0. Mossley's midfield and defence parted like the red sea and Adam Dale was presented with a free close range header.
Mossley then lost Josh Dickin with an injury and his replacement Will Hartshorne was soon in the action for the wrong reasons. His under hit back pass was easily intercepted by Harry Dean who ran the ball around keeper Pelling to slot home.
Despite a couple of close shaves there was to be no more damage before the break and five further half time substitutions would hopefully improve matters.
It didn't, at least not instantly, as Chadderton forged further ahead as a cross from Mossley's left was headed home by Adam Dale. 4-0.
Mossley finally started to control the game with Potts and Camara threatening before finally reducing the arrears. Marsden's shot was saved but Louie Potts was on hand to smash home the rebound on 72 minutes.
Mossley continued to threaten but had to wait until the final minute to find the net again. Jackson Maguire, who had returned to the game replacing the injured Taylor, found space in the box and fired into the roof of the net for a another consolation goal to complete the scoring.
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