The Lily's claimed top spot in the Greater Manchester Womens League coming from behind to beat previous leaders West Didsbury & Chorlton 3-2 at Seel Park on Sunday.
With four regular starters missing, the Lily's showed their strength in depth to great effect, particularly in the second half where the Lily's substitutes showed up strongly.
After conceding in the opening minutes, Mossley hit back midway through the first half when Kenzie Bentley raced onto Ella Barnes' through ball to neatly slot home.
However, Wests forged ahead again shortly before the break with a close range header after an initial shot had come back off the far post.
By half time Mossley had lost skipper Riley and left back Concar to injury but Mossley re-introduced last season's hot-shot Thaila Morley and it was she who scored Mossley's equaliser early in the second half when bundling home from close range.
The winner came with around 15 minutes remaining. Beth Reeves free kick from deep on the right wing was deflected into the net off a defender's head.
There were chances at both ends in the closing stages but the Lily's held on for a well earned and thoroughly deserved three points.