Mossley pin hopes on Kilkeel match

Mossley's Mark Lee keeps a close watch on the Banbridge player at the Glade. Photo: Philip McCloy
Mossley's Mark Lee keeps a close watch on the Banbridge player at the Glade. Photo: Philip McCloy
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Mossley Men’s Hockey Club’s first-team could not ensure Premier League survival at the weekend, as recently-crowned champions Banbridge proved much too strong, running out 8-0 winners. It means Mossley’s season now hinges on this Friday’s final game at The Glade against Kilkeel, with results from elsewhere also coming into play.

Mossley Thirds, on the other hand, had a great 6-5 win in Kilkeel on Saturday. They took the lead in the first minute through Mark Lee.

Kilkeel levelled from a short corner, but Lee again put Mossley in front soon after. Kilkeel hit back immediately but Mossley put daylight between the two teams with two quick strikes in two minutes, courtesy of Robert Tyrrell and Lee who completed his hat-trick.

Mossley began the second half brightly and landed a fifth goal when Sam Campbell found the net.

Kilkeel came back at Mossley again and their prowess at set-pieces told when they scored with another short corner. But that man Lee was to have the crucial say. He netted his fourth of the game, and it proved vital as Kilkeel mounted a late surge with two goals in the closing minutes.

Mossley Fourths shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw with Lisnagarvey in a thoroughly entertaining game at The Glade on Saturday. Goals from Ben McFadden and Gareth Moore looked to have given them a strong platform for victory, but ‘Garvey had other ideas and pegged them back in the second half to secure a draw.

Ths club’s Fifths played out another 2-2 draw with Cliftonville on Friday night, with goals from Steven Horne and Reece Watson.