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Sat 29 Nov 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier - First Division North Full time Attendance 259

Clitheroe 0 Mossley 1

Clitheroe lost at home in the league for the first time since August, thanks to a second half winner from Mossley striker Andy Keogh.

Simon Garner made one enforced change, with skipper David Lynch serving a one match suspension. Ross Dent was his replacement.

It was Dent who had the Blues only chance in the early stages, when his shot from 25 yards went over the bar.

Mossley had their the best chance of the first half on 23 minutes, when Blues keeper Andrew Dawber was forced to make a fine save from Luke McGonagle’s curling free kick. The ball rebounded to Sam Robinson and Dawber again had to make a smart save.

Clitheroe v Mossley 29/11/14
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The Blues had a very strong claim for a penalty on 30 mins, when Richard Burns was pushed over in the box but the referee waved play on.

The Blues looked more likely to open the scoring towards the later stages of the first half. Jason Hart had a good effort on the turn on 32 minutes. And a couple of minutes later, a good build up between Danny Morton and Danny Wilkins saw the latter’s low cross cleared away by a Mossley defender.

Half time: Clitheroe 0 Mossley 0

The only goal of the game came on 50 minutes, when Keogh was left unmarked to head home.

Mossley almost scored a second goal on 71 minutes when Fish broke clear and slid the ball past Dawber, only for Roberto Bonaminio to clear the ball off the line.

The Blues best effort in a disappointing second half came from substitute Alex Ralph, who hit an excellent dipping shot from 25 yards which went inches over the top.

Mossley's strong defence held out for the remainder of the game to claim the points. A disappointing afternoon for the Blues, who now have a ten day break until our next game at Bamber Bridge in the Lancashire Challenge Trophy.

Team line-ups:
Clitheroe: Andrew Dawber, Danny Morton, James Walker, Roberto Bonaminio, Laquan Esdaille, Simon Garner, Danny Wilkins, Ross Dent (Seydou Bamba 82), Sefton Gonzales, Jason Hart (Carl Mercer 61), Richard Burns (Alex Ralph 61). Subs not used, Ryan Cattermole & Alex Palffy.

Mossley: Andrew Farrimond, Ryan Barron, John Bennett, Tom Dean (Mike Fish 46), Josh Granite, Kyle McGonagle, Arron Hevingham, Lewis Nuttall (Dean Warburton 61), Sam Robinson, Andy Keogh, Tom Pratt (Matt Purcell 44). Subs not used, Matty Cross & Doug Carroll.

Attendance 259.

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Clitheroe v Mossley 29/11/14
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# Team Pl Pts
11. Lancaster City 42 62
12. Farsley AFC 42 61
13. Clitheroe 42 52
14. Brighouse Town 42 51
15. Burscough 42 48
16. Kendal Town 42 46
17. Ossett Albion 42 43

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