Goals from Jordan Robinson, Matthew Sullivan and Philip Hamill secured Mossley Men’s Premier League status for another year as the Glademen netted a precious three points in 3-1 victory over Newry Olympic on Friday evening.
The opening stages of the match were very competitive with both sides probing for an opener, but it was the home team who looked the more threatening going forward. After a goalless first-half, the home side made a strong start to the second session and the defence, bolstered by Mark Moreland and Neil Cooke, kept any Newry chances to a minimum.
Mossley took the lead when Robinson slotted home from close range following a strong run by Aaron Boyd.
Newry replied with a successful penalty corner routine. The next goal would prove critical and much to the delight of the home crowd Sullivan restored Mossley’s one-goal advantage.
The Newtownabbey men began totook control and had the three points well and truly wrapped up when Hamill netted number three.
The result saw Mossley climb from 10th to seventh in the Premier League table with only one fixture remaining against Annadale at the Glade on Thursday night (8.15pm).
The Seconds enjoyed a strong start to the League Cup campaign with a 9-2 victory at home to Newry. Mossley’s goals came courtesy of Colin McLean (3), Adam Monaghan (3), Neil Cooke (2) and Jason Hill.
Peter Farr was on target as Mossley Fourths defeated Annadale 4ths 1-0 to win the Minor Cup final. Captain Mark Doherty dedicated the victory to the club’s late chairman, Trevor Lorimer.