finally ended their home goal drought with this 2-0 victory over Stocksbridge
at Seel Park after surviving a first minute penalty!
The game was less than a minute old when Danny Meadowcroft tangled
with Stocksbridge striker Ross Hannah and the referee surprisingly
pointed to the spot and brandished a yellow card in Meadowcroft’s
direction. Hannah took the spot kick himself only to see Ian Willcock
dive to his left to make a fine save and then gather the ball at the
Mossley eased their way into the game and Leon Mike was unlucky to
see his effort come back off the post before the home goal drought
ended in unlikely fashion in the 20th minute.
Stocksbridge defender Andy Smith crashed the ball past his own keeper
from the edge of the box in trying to prevent Chris Downey’s
pass reaching Josh Howard.
The Lilywhites were rarely troubled by the visitors who failed to
find an on target shot throughout the remainder of the game while
Mossley, not as fluent as at Clitheroe three days earlier, were in
almost complete control of the game nonetheless.
The match clinching goal came in the 54th minute. Mossley earned a
corner on the right, Adam Morning swung in a great flag kick which
Danny Meadowcroft met in full flight to crash home a superb header
and ensure maximum points went the Lilywhites way.
Highlight of the game was undoubtedly Rhodri Giggs joyous torturing
of his markers as the in form Mossley winger had an extraordinarily