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Lilywhites move into play-offs with narrow victory at Kendal Town
Monday 7th January 2019 @ 09:43 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

Evo-Stik West

Kendal Town 0-1 Mossley

Mossley crept under the radar into the play-off positions with a hard earned 1-0 win at Kendal Town on Saturday.

Kendal, a much better side than their current position suggests made Mossley battle all the way for the victory but the Lilywhites proved too strong in the end to record their third ‘double’ of the season.

In an otherwise unchanged team, Mossley gave a debut to goalkeeper Stuart Morrison after Josh Ollerenshaw was recalled by Ashton United and he performed with great credit to keep a deserved clean sheet.

After a couple of early Mossley attacks came to nought Kendal enjoyed a spell on top forcing several corners in the opening quarter, but it was Mossley who took the lead on 21 minutes. Adam Jones had seen his powerful header tipped over the bar by impressive home keeper Stuart Dixon but from Ben Richardson’s resulting right wing corner Mike Fish climbed highest to power home a great header from eight yards.

Buoyed by the goal Mossley went in search of more and Ben Halfacre was unfortunate to see his clipped effort from distance come back off the post with Dixon caught in no-mans land.

Kendal came back at Mossley again though and Morrison did well to keep out Scott Harries’ well struck shot to keep the lead in tact at the break.

The second half saw Mossley begin to dominate and create numerous chances but Dixon proved equal to the visitors efforts on several occasions with Halfacre, Fish and Adam Jones all coming close to doubling the lead.

Richardson had the ball in the Kendal net but was flagged offside as was substitute mason Duffy when he slotted home from tight angle. Both decisions looked a little dubious.

Kendal had a couple of late chances from set pieces but the in form Mossley defence held firm to take an important three points.

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