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Tue 2 Oct 19:45 - The Evo-Stik League - West Division Attendance 125

Colne let the lead slip against Mossley


Colne suffered their second defeat in four days when they saw three points slip away in a closely fought game against Mossley at the Sovereign Play Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Reds held the lead at half time but conceded two goals in a second half when Mossley created a series of chances with high crosses into the Colne goalmouth.

The Reds started brightly enough and Alex Curran’s free kick after two minutes was cleared from the visitors’ goalmouth before Curran shot just wide after a good attacking run in a subsequent attack.

As play swung to the other end, Simon Nangle did well to head a cross clear as Ben Halfacre homed in at the far post. And Hakan Burton made a good save to push a shot by Kennan Quansam round his post for a corner.

Matty Morgan came close for Colne when he curled a shot inches over the visitors crossbar but the Reds still had defending to do as Halfacre and Quansam had shots blocked in the Reds goalmouth before Adam Jones headed wide from the resulting corner.

On the half hour, Colne took the lead when Luke Higham made a run up the left wing and although his cross was blocked, the ball fell to Ollie Wood who drove a firm low shot through a forest of legs into the far corner of goal. As the Reds looked for a second goal, Reece Webb-Foster’s low cross found Curran at the near post but his shot was blocked by defenders in the goalmouth.

But at the other end, Halfacre flashed a glancing header just over the Colne crossbar in a dangerous attack.

As the second half began, Webb-Foster almost caught out the visiting keeper with an ambitious shot from the halfway line that sailed inches over the bar. But after 49 minutes, Mossley drew level when a high cross from the wing reached Jones in front of goal and his powerful header was pushed away with an instinctive save by Burton but the ball fell to Halfacre who fired home from close range for the equaliser.

As Colne looked to restore their lead, Webb-Foster came close with two good efforts just off target in a series of promising attacks by the Reds.

But after 73 minutes, Mossley again exploited the high ball into the Colne penalty area from a free kick and when this was only half cleared, Mike Fish fired home from 20 yards to give the visitors the lead.

Colne came back strongly and Brad Lynch was denied as the keeper pushed away his angled shot with a good save. And Webb-Foster had a great chance when Curran’s cross reached him in front of goal but the keeper got down to hold his shot on the line. In the closing minutes, Colne were desperately unlucky when Bradley Knox’s goal-bound shot was cleared off the line by a defender with a spectacular clearance.

Mossley held on for a hard-fought win on what was clearly not Colne’s night and the Reds will try to put things right when they travel to Radcliffe on Saturday before they travel to Kendal Town on Tuesday evening.

Key moments

Goal Oliver Wood scores for Colne


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84:00 Sub On
Kyle Sambor is substituted on for Colne
84:00 Sub Off
Marcus Poscha is substituted off for Colne
72:00 Yellow Card
Bradley Knox is yellow carded for Colne
65:00 Sub On
Brad Lynch is substituted on for Colne
65:00 Sub Off
Oliver Wood is substituted off for Colne
End of period 1
43:00 Yellow Card
Marcus Poscha is yellow carded for Colne
34:00 Sub On
Bradley Knox is substituted on for Colne
34:00 Sub Off
Simon Nangle is substituted off for Colne
29:00 Goal 1 - 0
Oliver Wood scores for Colne
20:00 Yellow Card
Jonathan Hodgkinson is yellow carded for Colne
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Colne
  • Mossley
  • 0
  • Jonathan Hodgkinson Yellow Card 20:00'
  • Oliver Wood Goal 29:00'
  • Bradley Knox Sub On 34:00'
  • Simon Nangle Sub Off 34:00'
  • Marcus Poscha Yellow Card 43:00'
  • Brad Lynch Sub On 65:00'
  • Oliver Wood Sub Off 65:00'
  • Bradley Knox Yellow Card 72:00'
  • Kyle Sambor Sub On 84:00'
  • Marcus Poscha Sub Off 84:00'

Team selection

Burton, Hakan Burton, Hakan
Lynch, Christopher Lynch, Christopher
Coleman, Alexander Coleman, Alexander
Hodgkinson, Jonathan Hodgkinson, Jonathan
Morgan, Matty Morgan, Matty
Higham, Luke Higham, Luke
Nangle, Simon Nangle, Simon
Poscha, Marcus Poscha, Marcus
Curran, Alex Curran, Alex
Wood, Oliver Wood, Oliver
Webb-Foster, Reece Webb-Foster, Reece

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Atherton Collieries 38 82
2. Radcliffe FC 38 75
3. Leek Town 38 74
4. Colne 38 73
5. Ramsbottom United 38 72
6. Runcorn Linnets 38 72
7. Prescot Cables 38 69

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