lost a second successive home game without scoring when Leicestershire
strugglers Shepshed Dynamo took all three points at Seel Park on Saturday!
The visitors came undoubtedly hoping to gain a point and went away
with all three, scoring with virtually their only effort on goal in
the entire 90 minutes.
Having said that, Mossley fared little better and created woefully
few chances on a day undoubtedly best soon forgotten. Rhodri Giggs
came closest twice in the first half firstly when he just failed to
reach Barrie Hart’s fierce cross/shot and then hitting the post
with a header just before the interval.
Six minutes into the second half Shepshed scored what proved to be
the winner. Lee Bracey could only parry Steve Gomm’s shot and
Carl Timms reacted quickest to the rebound to score a simple goal.
Too many passes went astray as positional changes were made and Mossley
were unable to compromise Shepshed’s packed defence. That was
until Mossley won a corner on the right. It was Paul Challinor who
was set experience injustice as he headed Barrie Hart’s centre
goalwards only to see defender Tom Guiney choose to flip the ball
over the bar with an outstretched hand as it was about to cross the
line. Guiney was instantly red carded. The referee prolonged the moment
by delaying the spot kick and keeper Gary Hateley dived superbly to
his left to turn away Chris Downey’s well struck penalty.
Despite six added minutes, due in the main to some endless time-wasting
by the otherwise rock solid Shepshed keeper, Mossley were unable to
find an equaliser.