Rams Held in Disappointing Draw at Mossley.

While the sun baked the flags and the cricket team got skittled up at Rawtenstall, the Rams headed up the hill to take on old foes Mossley in what ultimately proved to be a disjointed and scrappy game.

Lee Pugh opened the scoring for the Rams with a belting free-kick from wide-right which looped over the keeper and inside the far post. Mossley approached the second half a lot more fired up, and tempers flared, with the referee forced to start waving around some cards, including booking Grant Shenton whose mistimed challenge outside the box was arguably a sending-off offence.

The Mossley equaliser had been on the cards for a short while, and it did come as Lee Pugh found himself with two incoming players to mark after the defence was caught at sixes and sevens. The Mossley striker sprung the offside and slotted home to level the scores.

Not a particularly heartening performance, but with some key players missing it was a useful run-out. Notable performances by Jake Cliffe and the tireless David Kuba-Kuba were among the highlights for the small travelling contingent.

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