Saturday 6th August 2022 @ Seel Park
Stalybridge Celtic
(0) 2
(1) 2
Marsden (57), Grundy (89)
Harrison (29), Abadaki (51)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match

1. Dale Latham
2. Joe Rothwell
3. Freddie Sass
4. Jordan Butterworth
5. Josh Dickin
6. Will Hartshorne
7. Kane Hickman
8. Andy Keogh (c)
9. Louie Potts
10. Mason Fawns
11. Bailey Marsden

12. Jack Grundy (for 2 - 46)
14. Sam Keenan (for 6 - 70)
15. Jackson Maguire (for 3 - 70)
16. Jack Banister (for 10 - 46)
17. Oumar Camara
(for 8 - 60)


Mossley once again showed great resilance in coming from behind to draw against Premier Division neighbours Stalybridge Celtic in Saturday's final pre season game at a warm and sunny Seel Park.

The draw was the least the Lilywhites deserved for another strong performance against higher ranked opposition.

Mossley opened brightly debuting their new claret and sky blue away kit and were unlucky not to open the scoring inside the opening minutes when Marsden's pass found Andy Keogh whho's effort from a tight angle came back off the post.

Fawns and Keogh had further chances before Celtic created an opening that saw Latham save well from Correa's powerful header.

It was the visitors who opened the scoring on 29 minutes. Former Mossley right back Kyle Harrison headed home from close range after a set piece to the far post had been headed back into his path.

Six minutes after the interval the visitors doubled their lead as another ex Mossley player Osebi Abadaki slotted past Latham after a misplaced Mossley pass had created the opportunity.

Mossley were back in the game soon after. Freddie Sass' run and cross from the left was met by Bailey Marsden who picked his spot before firing into the roof of the net from the edge of the box.

Mossley were now in the ascendancy and after a couple of close shaves finally found a deserved equaliser with the clock running into the last minute. Maguire's strong run and shot brought a left wing corner. Butterworth floated the ball across and Jack Grundy rose like a salmon to score with a great header at the far post.

Mossley manager David Fish will have been by far the happier with the outcome than his Stalybridge counterpart Chris Willcock at the final whistle with the new NPL season just a week away.

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