Beckford's last Mossley mission


RELEGATED Mossley head to Gateshead tomorrow determined to finish their UniBond League, premier division campaign on a winning note.

And if Tuesday's shock 1-0 victory at promotion-chasing Fleetwood Town is anything to go by, the Lilywhites could well go down on a high.

Manager Jason Beckford said: “We played as well as we have all season at Fleetwood where there was no pressure on us which proves how much is down to mental strength.

“As I am leaving, I told the players they ought to be putting themselves in the shop window and that professional pride was important. It was a deserved win.”

Mossley had only 12 fit players on Tuesday, with injured David Eyres and physio Matty Barrass both named as substitutes.

Tomorrow Beckford has defender Stephen Sheil back after suspension, but Eyres, Jonathon Smith and Christian Cooke are out.

It is the end of an era tomorrow as the Rigby family, who have run Mossley since 1997, will be standing down along with manager Beckford.