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Skelmersdale United
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C Henson (50')
Sat 4 Nov 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK North Attendance 142

Report: Skelmersdale United 2-1 Mossley

Goalkeeping Errors Prove Costly

A very poor first half display and two goalkeeper errors cost Mossley dearly when going down 2-1 to Skelmersdale United at their temporary home of Marine’s Arriva Stadium on Saturday.

The Lilywhites were forced to change their line up shortly before kick off with Elliot Harrison pulling up in the warm up with Marko Basic his replacement.

The Lilywhites had a great chance in the opening minute when a defensive mix up let Mike Fish in on the left channel but his effort went wide of the near post.

Sadly, that was just about Mossley’s last real chance of the half as they allowed Skem to take the upper hand.

The opening goal came on 18 minutes when Moslsey conceded a free kick some 35 yards out. Andy Owens’ effort was well struck but should have caused keeper Oliver Martin no problems. However, the Mossley keeper somehow allowed the ball to slip from his grasp and into the net for a shock and sickening opener.

The second goal on 31 minutes was also easily avoidable. Martin choosing to punch the ball rather than take a relatively simple catch. The ball broke to Callum Mahoney who’s shot took a big deflection off Tom Dean before flying into the roof of the Mossley net.

Mossley came out with more purpose in the second half. Mo Ali headed narrowly wide in the opening minute and on 50 minutes Mossley finally had a foothold in the game when Caldon Henson headed home Mason Duffy’s left wing cross for his first goal for the club in his 97th appearance.

Mossley had the better of the second half possession but lacked ideas as to how to break down the Skem defence. A few goalmouth skirmishes aside, the Lilywhites struggled to maker any inroads and finally succumbed to a thoroughly disappointing defeat.

Report by John Cawthorne

Dieter Downey

Player of the Match

Dieter Downey

Key moments

Goal Caldon Henson scores for Mossley


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90:00 Player of the Match
Dieter Downey is awarded player of the match for Mossley
76:00 Sub On
Adam Latham is substituted on for Mossley
76:00 Sub Off
Jack Tuohy is substituted off for Mossley
73:00 Sub On
Daniel McLaughlin is substituted on for Mossley
73:00 Sub Off
Marko Basic is substituted off for Mossley
50:00 Goal 0 - 1
Caldon Henson scores for Mossley
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As it happened

  • Skelmersdale United
  • Mossley
  • 0
  • Caldon Henson Goal 50:00'
  • Daniel McLaughlin Sub On 73:00'
  • Marko Basic Sub Off 73:00'
  • Adam Latham Sub On 76:00'
  • Jack Tuohy Sub Off 76:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
15. Kendal Town 32 33
16. Ramsbottom United 29 32
17. Mossley 31 32
18. Skelmersdale United 34 31
19. Radcliffe Borough 31 31
20. Ossett Albion 30 28
21. Brighouse Town 33 28

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