Newcastle Blue Star 1 - 1 Mossley

Last week I ended the report for the Colwyn Bay game by stating that Mossley modus operandi is to confound expectations. And, lo and behold, if the team don't go and prove just that in the following six days.

After the poor result and performance in the Bank Holiday game at Radcliffe Borough (there's no use pussy footing around – they were), Mossley go to promotion chasing, and big spending, Newcastle Blue Star two days later and come away with a deserved point that could, as reports have suggested, have easily been three.

What reports you say? Well I couldn't make it to the game but one of the few supporters to make the trip up to the North East was TrimmTrab and he's allowed me to reprint his posting on the forum about the match here:

Anyway, the team put on a great performance tonight. We were very very good value for our 1-0 lead and then had a perfectly good goal ruled out for offside(?) and typical of our season's luck they went down the other end and equalised.

In the second half, although they hit the bar, I felt we always looked dangerous and had chances to hit them on the break. We could and indeed should have taken all three points. Chris (Wilcock, the manager) came on for the last five minutes.

Reece Kelly never stopped tackling all night, Alex was alert to everything and Hirsty had another excellent game. No one really had a bad game so all in all a good night's work.

All I can add to the above is that the Lilywhites goal was scored by Nathan Neequaye.

The point gathered is one more than many were expecting so it's safe to declare that this was a 'good result'.

Whether it's the start of an improved run of form that will take us into the Manchester Premier Cup final with a bit of confidence remains to be seen, but as always with Mossley it's going to be quite the bumpy journey finding out.