Manager David Fish described it as “the story of the last two months” as Mossley lost to a last-minute goal at promotion-chasing Warrington Rylands.
Former player Osebi Abadaki inflicted the knockout blow as Mossley were beaten at home by neighbours Ashton United in the quarter-final of the Manchester Premier Cup.
Mossley made it eight wins from their opening nine matches to move top of the Northern Premier League’s west division.
It was a birthday to remember for Jordan Butterworth, Mossley’s matchwinner in their hard-earned Emirates FA Cup win against Newton Aycliffe.
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.