Beckford considers position


MOSSLEY manager Jason Beckford says he will consider his own position at the end of the season after the club's almost inevitable relegation from the UniBond League premier division.

Two defeats over the Easter period has left Mossley 12 points adrift of safety with only four matches left and an inferior goal difference to their rivals.

Beckford says it has been hard for the Lilywhites, claiming they have been punching above their weight.

There has been a fine line between success and failure, something underlined by 16 of Mossley's 24 league defeats being by one-goal margins.

“The irony is that Peter Wright, who remains our top scorer, left us to join Kendal because they offered him more money than we did - and he scored against us on Monday. That sums up our season,” he explained.

Beckford tore into the players following Monday's 3-1 league defeat at lowly Kendal Town which effectively sealed their relegation.

He said: “There have been only six players I have been able to rely on week in, week out.

“The rest of them have not been good enough and I have had to manage them knowing they were not good enough because you only get what you pay for.

“I feel sorry for the Rigby family who have worked so hard for 10 years to turn round the club's fortunes.

“They pushed out the boat for me to bring in David Eyres and Jonathon Smith, but despite their continued financial backing, we have been in a league where there are a lot of big clubs with budgets far higher than ours so it has been hard to compete against them.”