Referee Adam Watson was at the centre of controversy as promotion chasing Mossley were held to a draw at home by lowly Trafford in Northern Premier League, west division.
Mossley gave it their best shot but came up a little short as full-time side Macclesfield FC won at Seel Park in the preliminary round of the FA Cup.
Mossley made it eight wins from their opening nine matches to move top of the Northern Premier League’s west division.
Amid utter chaos, Mossley’s Emirates FA Cup, preliminary round replay against Lower Beck was dramatically abandoned in the dying seconds with the Lilywhites on the cusp of victory.
Manager David Fish praised the maturity of his young Mossley side which kicked off its Northern Premier League, north west division campaign with a home victory against Ossett United in front of a 400-capacity crowd.