Lilywhites unlucky to go out of FA Trophy

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Mossley were unlucky to go out of the FA Trophy to a late penalty at Darlington's Heritage Park on Saturday.
Mossley charged out of the gates from the off and had the first real chance when Fish and Scott Kay worked a short corner on the right and the formers cross saw Michael Thomas header come back off the Darlington crossbar.
 
Then on 19 minutes they took the lead when  left wing throw in led to Dave Short cleverly pulling the ball back for Tom Pratt who stretched to control the ball before volleying home exquistely from the edge of the box.
 
Darlington then put the pressure on some pressure went close late in the first half when Leon Scott’s diving header was saved at the second attempt by Liam Flynn.
 
On 62 minutes Darlington went ahead when Lee Gaskell’s shot was blocked by Kyle McGonigle but the ball spun to the left and Lewis Walton hammered into the roof of the net from a tight angle.
 
 
Howvever, the Lilywhites equalised on 75 minutes when Scott Kay’s precision through ball saw Fish’s dummy open space for substitute Sam Robinson to step inside the last defender and calmly fire home from ten yards.
 
With just minutes remaining Darlington'S Nathan Cartman burst through on Mossley’s right and was upended by keeper Flynn and the referee blew for a penalty which was then converted by Cartman
 
Mossley's Michael Thomas wasn’t able to get a clean header on Kay’s last minute corner kick and Darlington held on for a barely deserved 3-2 victory.
 
 
 
 
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