Testing start for Academy

MOSSLEY’S academy boys have had a really difficult start to the season after moving up to the Joma division of the Northern Premier League Football Academy.After starting the season with a hard fought 2-2 draw at home to Mickleover Sports, the young Lilywhites, fielding a depleted line-up, lost 8-2 against Radcliffe FC on October 2.

The following week a very poor first half performance at Leek Town saw Mossley concede five goals.

A vastly improved second half performance was rewarded by a consolation goal from Lewis Rowell in a 5-1 defeat.

The Lilywhites were on the road again on October 16 at Belper Town where they lost 5-0.

Mossley were once again punished for a sloppy first half as they were 3-0 down at half time, despite having a good share of the play.

However, a mixture of poor finishing and some bad luck was their undoing.

A much better start to the second half saw the Mossley carve out numerous chances with some great moves but some woeful finishing prevented them from giving the scoreline a more realistic look.

Belper took advantage of this and Jacob Tomlinson added to his tally to claim an hat-trick to add to goals from Tirhys Davidson and Josh Gregory.

Mossley were hoping for better fortunes at home to Stafford Rangers on Wednesday, October 23.

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