Mossley Women's second pre season game was against a very good AFC Oldham side. Mossley, missing 6 first team players, showed the squad has good depth, as on another day the Lily's would have won the game, but at this stage of pre season the result is not the the main thing.
Mossley opened the scoring with a brilliant goal. A fantastic pass from Ellie Price set Niamh Fogarty away and after one touch brilliantly found the bottom corner of the net, even Oldham s player of the match couldn't save this one.
Oldham then pressed and scored 2 quick goals to put them 2 - 1 up .
Just before half time Mossley thought they were Level some Brilliant one touch passing and an excellent shot looked a goal but the Oldham keeper pulled off the first of her 5 outstanding saves.
Second half, in very hot conditions, took its toll and really tested Mossley's fitness, but to their credit the Lily's really pushed and were unlucky to come up against an inspired Oldham keeper.
Mossley were then caught on the break for Oldham's third.
Mossley continued to push and were again unlucky with Alex Newton smashing the bar against her old team and finally a point blank wonder save from the Oldham keeper and that's how it finished .
A really good work out and lots to work on in training but against a tough and bigger team Mossley gave as good as they got with some excellent tackling from 'player of the match' Abby Rogers.
We now move on to the first ever womens game at Seel Park and we would love to see everyone give these young women the support they deserve as they've worked so hard already this season.
Also thanks to AFC Oldham for hosting us and good luck for the coming season.
Report by Dame Blackshaw