The Non-League Football Paper
GUTSY PURPS SEE OFF BLUES
CITY of Liverpool produced a magnificent performance to deservedly take the three points against the NPL West division’s form side Clitheroe on Saturday.
Paul McNally’s squad had been decimated due to injury in the build up, with debutants Nick Ryan and Baba Conteh both handed starts.
COLFC went ahead after 21 minutes when John McGrath capitalised on a defensive error from Jack Burrows to lob a precise finish over Chris Thompson. Darren Holden was denied an equaliser by a
SEEL Park played host to another play-off contender clash as Mossley looked to get their promotion chase back on track against Kidsgrove Athletic.
A tight first-half saw more injuries than clear cut chances with Jack Grundy and Jack Banister being forced off for the hosts Kyle before Stubbs made way for the visitors.
In a half of few chances though, it was a moment of pure magic that split the sides. Nicky Clee dispatched a superb free kick into the top corner and off
fine Ben Barnes stop before hitting his own post at the other end.
After the break Purps talisman Danny Mitchley nodded a second from a Karl Clair corner before McNally’s men put their bodies on the line to prevent Clitheroe from finding a route back in.
STAR MAN: Baba Conteh (COLFC)
MOSSLEY 1 KIDSGROVE ATH 2 By Nathan Harris
the underside of the bar. Chances remained at a premium in the second half. However a well-taken Kieran Knapper goal levelled the scores before a late penalty saw Lewis Bergin score and send the visitors home with the win.
STAR MAN: Nicky Clee (Mossley)