and unavailablities aplenty but no excuse for this abject display
at Warrington on Tuesday night! Mossley were quite frankly awful!
Warrington, not particularly good themselves were made to look a much
better side than they are by a Mossley team that on this occasion
had no cohesion, no method and precious few ideas!
Mossley didn't have a single shot, let alone one on target in a very
poor first half performance that saw Warrington's long balls cause
all kinds of problems. Mossley had no answer to Heverin's aerial presence
or Mitchell's movement and the home side missed a hatful of chances.
The closest Warrington came was when Dyson's 25 yarder scraped the
Mossley bar. Mossley had just one half chance - a neat through ball
by Giggs found Mario Daniel one on one with the keeper but he hurried
his attempted lob and completely miscued.
Just when it looked like Mossley had survived intact to the break
they conceded a defensively poor goal. Three attempted clearances
ended up at Warrington feet and the final cross found Graeme
Mitchell who had a free header at the far post to score off
the underside of the bar. Mossley barely had time to kick off when
the half time whistle sounded.
After the break Mossley tried to press forward but with wide players
Patterson and Daniel having apparent personal nightmares nothing was
coming in from the wings, while Downey and Giggs were afforded very
little room in the centre. Daniel volleyed wide when he should have
hit the target, Downey saw his effort skim across the face of goal
and Patterson fired wide. Warrington posed little threat in the second
half but Mossley were totally inept going forward and rarely looked
like breaking through as their away form hit a new low!