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Droylsden 0-3 Mossley

Droylsden were taught a Bank Holiday lesson by a strong and organised Mossley team

Two goals,from the penalty spot by Max Leonard and a first goal for his club by Dieter Downey saw the Lillywhites comprehensively defeat their local rivals.

Dave Pace’s team showed three changes from the FA Cup tie on Saturday with Michael Brewster injured, Domaine Rouse moved back into midfield with Ryan Jennings back up front, Kelvin Lugsden back in the centre of defence while his twin brother Kieran made his debut in midfield .

The Bloods started strongly with both full backs Dom Kerrigan and Shaun Holden looking dangerous down the flanks but the visitors took the lead against the run of play close to the half hour mark when Max Leonard got behind the Bloods defence to poke the ball past Thompson.

Two goals within six minutes at the start of the second half secured the game for the visitors, Dieter Downey converting from a cross just four minutes after the resumption and then Max Leonard was adjudged fouled in the area, converting the subsequent penalty on fifty five minutes.

Droylsden brought on Sam Madeley and Ian Bennett but failed to break past a resolute Mosley defence and it was the visitors who had chances to extend their lead, Chris Thompson forced into two excellent saves to deny Godwin Abadaki and Mike Fish.

A disappointing afternoon for the Bloods who travel to Market Drayton on Saturday hoping to turn around their form

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