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Date published: 18 December 2012


MOSSLEY twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw at Bamber Bridge in Evo-Stik League Division One North.

Steve Halford’s side are now two points clear at the top of the table, though second-placed Skelmersdale United have five games in hand.

Midfielder Ryan Hopper and striker Lewis Nightingale, formerly of Curzon Ashton, made their debuts for Mossley and impressed their new boss.

Prolific marksman Kayde Coppin grabbed both goals for the Lilywhites, who caught the eye with some pleasing passing moves.

Soon after Andrew Bell’s 19th-minute opener, Coppin capped a wonderful, flowing team move comprising no less than 20 passes by sliding the ball past goalkeeper Lee Dovey.

The hosts regained their lead on the stroke of half-time through Greg Johnstone, but Mossley did not let their heads go down.

Just 60 seconds after the restart Coppin struck again. Wing-back Cavell Coo gained possession inside his own half before sending a pinpoint pass to Coppin who, after controlling the ball, unleashed a superb 25-yard drive with his left foot which flew into the top corner.

IN Vodkat North-West Counties League Division One, the weather claimed Chadderton’s home clash with Holker Old Boys and Oldham Boro’s trip to Irlam.