Boro beaten by Mossley

First half goals from Michael Fish and Dave Short saw Mossley take home the three points against Scarborough Athletic with a 2-0 win.

Joel Dixon makes a run forward against Mossley

With Nathan Peat ruled out after suffering a broken toe in the warm up, Isaac Assenso partnered Ryan Qualter in the middle of defence, with new signing Caine Winfarrah coming straight in to start at left-back.

After a promising start from Boro, they were landed a blow when Michael Fish opened the scoring for Mossley after 17 minutes with a classic turn and finish into the bottom corner. After going ahead the Lillywhites kept the pressure on with Sam Robinson crashing against the underside of the bar before Dave Short added a second with a drilled shot in the area.

Caine Winfarrah charges down the left wing

The home side tried to mount a comeback after the break, as Ryan Blott broke clear but nudged his angled shot wide. Boro sub Alex Peterson shot straight at the keeper before action switched to the other end with another Mossley shot striking the crossbar before the final whistle.

Boro team: Robert Zand, Joel Dixon, Caine Winfarrah (Ben Hirst 82), Peter Davidson, Ryan Qualter, Isaac Assenso, Stephen Mallory, Ryan Blott (Alex Peterson 64), Tom Corner, Gary Bradshaw (c), Alex Metcalfe (Lewis Ferguson 69). Subs not used: Bryan Hughes, Joe Lamplough.

Yellow cards: Ryan Blott, Joel Dixon.

Attendance: 347


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