Mossley AFC The voice of the manager

MOSSLEY manager Dave Wild writes exclusively for the Correspondent and believes it is only a matter of time before the Lilywhites’ season lifts off.

Dave Wild

Once we can find the consistency we have lacked, and a little stroke of luck, I honestly believe we will turn the corner.

While the last month has been disappointing in the league, we have enjoyed two great wins in cup competitions.

We beat Abbey Hey in the Manchester Premier Cup though they pushed us all the way and we needed a penalty shootout to overcome them.

I always take the competition seriously and reaching the final last year was an enjoyable experience.

The win at Cleethorpes Town in the FA Trophy was our most pleasing performance of the season as we tore them apart. The prize money was also important for the club.

In the next round we are at Morpeth on Saturday (Oct 26). If we are to have a good cup run we will have to beat teams like Morpeth who play at a higher level and it is a challenge we look forward to.

I love cup competitions and we are still involved in three, the Trophy, Manchester Premier Cup and Integro Cup.

In the league we are not far off the play-off places, even though we have yet to find our best form.

In the last month we drew 2-2 at home to Widnes having been 2-0 ahead and then missing a last-minute penalty to win the game.

We were blasted by Marine (6-0 defeat) but I still can’t believe we lost 1-0 at City of Liverpool.

If we had won 6-1 it would have been a truer reflection of the game in which their goalkeeper played like Manchester City’s Ederson. It was one of the best goalkeeping performances I have ever seen.

Liverpool’s goal should not have stood as our goalkeeper was fouled and we had a goal ruled out that was clearly onside.

If you take out Marine, performance wise it has been a pleasing month, though not results wise.

In the last two matches we have been a lot more solid and instrumental in that has been Kieran Nolan’s return.

Kieran is a Dave Wild style of player who wears his heart on his sleeve and provides steel to the midfield.

It has been a busy month with goalkeeper Theo Roberts and winger Brad Lynch also joining us as well as Eliot Goldthorp who has been recalled by Bradford City after one month.

You find because the nature of non-league it is an ever-revolving door with players continually moving.

I was gutted when Nicky Platt asked to leave, but it understandable he wants to play week in, week out which I couldn’t guarantee and I respect his decision.

It is good to have Godwin Abadaki and Astley Mullholland back after lengthy injury lay-offs and they will be like having two new players.

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