Carroll double rescues Mossley
Reporter: SImon Smedley
Date online: 14 October 2013
NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: A STIRRING second-half comeback earned Mossley a point as they hosted New Mills in Evo-Stik Division One North on Saturday.
Staring down the barrel at 3-1 behind at half-time, it looked as though the Lilywhites' five-match winning streak was about to come to an end. But a clinical double strike from Dougie Carroll rescued a draw for the rejuvenated side.
Joint-manager Peter Band said: "We've had to rely on quite a few comebacks like this so far this season.
"We had a bigger crowd in on Saturday because Oldham, City and United weren't playing, but we let ourselves down in the first half. Credit to the lads, though, we put in a great second-half effort and possibly could have snatched another victory."
Mike Fish opened the scoring for the Millers, only for Charlie Anderson to level matters after 27 minutes.
The visitors moved ahead in the final 15 minutes of the first half with goals from Danny Grimshaw and veteran Carlos Meakin. Carroll’s second-half double leaves Mossley 12th in the table.
CHADDERTON and OLDHAM BORO ended up settling for away draws in the North-West Counties League First Division after both had been ahead.
A 12th goal of the season for Matty Russell handed Chadderton the lead at Widnes Vikings.
But they were pegged back in the second half by Alex Davies's strike.
Boro took a first-half lead at Irlam thanks to Nathan Adams' goal. The hosts struck back after the break, though, when Jordan Icely pounced.
Boro are at home to Daisy Hill tonight (7.45pm).
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