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Unibond Premier League – Result

Ossett Town 3 Vs1 Blyth Spartans

Ossett Town dented the Title winning aspirations of Blyth with a dominant display. The scores were locked at 0-0 until the final ten minutes when, what had been an entertaining until that time, the game exploded into a goal frenzy!

Ossett took the lead in the 80th minute through a David Briggs 20 yarder only for Blyth to hit straight back via McCabe (85). In fact McCabe’s goal should have been their second as a lovely lob from the Blyth hit man had beaten Ossett Keeper John Hood and looked goal bound when one of McCabe’s team-mates needlessly thumped the ball into the open goal, unfortunately that touch came from a man in an offside position and the goal was disallowed.

Towns top goalscorer and Blyth Nemesis, James Walshaw, then gave Ossett the lead again (88). Having already combined with Andy Hayward to set up Briggs for the opener Walshaw then laid on on a tap in for Danny Davidson (89).

There was no way back for Spartans and after a mini blip in form Ossett have put back to back victories together and look in good form for the Easter fixtures.

General Meeting News

At tonight’s Extraordinary General Meeting a vote of no confidence in the serving Executive Committee was carried by a majority vote of the Members.

Despite the Club enjoying its loftiest position ever in the Football League structure, progressing further than ever in the FA Cup and stability off the field being at an all time high the Members decided a change was required. We have selctions about our juniors and formers – you can check them out too.

The result of the vote meant a new Executive Committee had to be voted into office and various Members put their names forward for positions.

Graham Firth was re-elected as Chairman with Club Secretary Meg Coxhill also being re-elected. Tim Asbury stepped down as Vice Chairman but stayed on as a serving Executive Committee Member. The new Executive Committee will take over with immediate effect.

Graham Rickett and Richard Kelly were deemed ineligible for election due to the non sanctioning of their full membership, the clubs constitution clearly stating that Executive Committee Members must be full members of the Club to hold office. Club Treasurer Helen Furniss was asked to stand as Honorary Treasurer (despite not being a full member) but was then replaced by the Membership.

The main casualty of the night was Football Executive Phil Thompson, who’s contribution to the rise in fortune of the Ossett Town Club has been immense. That contribution was clearly overlooked.

Unibond Premier League – Result

Unibond Premier League – Witton Albion 2 Vs 0 Ossett Town

Unibond Premier League – Ashton Utd 0 Vs 3 Ossett Town

Unibond Chairman’s Cup Semi Final – Woodley Sports 2 Vs Ossett Town 4

Under 16s Triumph in County Cup Semi

Ossett Town Under 16s won through to the County Cup Final after a hard fought 2 – 1 victory over fierce rivals Farsley Celtic. An early goal from striker Chris Smith put Ossett ahead and while Farsley had the lions share of possession they failed to threaten the Ossett Town goal.

Marc Thompson made a clever run into the opposition penalty area, beating three players on the way, and was unceremoniously brought down. Aaron Walton stepped up to take the penalty and sent the keeper diving to the right while neatly slotting the ball into the bottom left corner of the net.

The teams left the field with a 2 – 0 score line and Farsley had much work to do to get back in the game. The second half opened brightly for both sides with Ossett creating the clear cut chances while keeping Celtic to long range efforts which weren’t going to trouble Ossett Town keeper, John Gardner.

Midway through the half Farsley poured every man forward in an effort to get back into the game. The resulting pressure saw a string of corners go Farsley’s way as Ossett defended their goal line. It was from one of these corners that a goalmouth scramble ensued and Farsley managed to bundle the ball over the line and rekindle their hopes of reaching the final.

The next few minutes saw some frantic attacking play and some heroic defending, Thompson struck a lonely figure up front for Ossett while his team-mates fought to keep their score line advantage. Walton, Leather, Gant & Jackson all made bone rattling challenges on the Farsley players. Jonny Rudge came on for Smith and made some telling breaks down Ossetts left. Thompson’s pace on the break was troubling the Celtic defence and he had a couple of chances to finish the issue but Celtic’s keeper made two fine saves to keep Farsley in the game.

Ossett began to get more possession and the fire seemed to ebb from the Farsley players the final whistle blew, eventually, and Ossett Town made their way into the Final for the second time in three years.

SEMI FINAL WEEKEND

Cup Fever hits the club this weekend with our first team travelling to Woodley Sports in the semi final of the Unibond Chairman’s Cup on Saturday K/O 3.00pm.

The night before our under 16s take on Farsley Celtic under 16s in the semi final of the County Cup at County HQ, Fleet Lane, Woodlesford. K/O 7.30pm.

On Sunday our under 11s will compete with Farsley Celtic for a place in the final of the Challenge Cup. The game will be held at our very own Ingfield Stadium and will be part of a double header with the other semi final.

These are exciting times for Ossett Town both at Junior & Senior level! All the teams involved deserve your support so get to the games and make some noise.

Unibond Premier League – Result

Ossett Town 3 Vs 1 Prescot Cables

Andy Hayward buries a penalty into the net Richard Marchant bagged his first goal for the club. Ossett Town Stretched their run of wins to five with a polished performance against Prescot Cables.

Andy Hayward (2) and Richard Marchant with his first goal for the club saw Ossett Town win by three goals to one. The win takes Ossetts recent unbeaten run in the League to eight games with seven wins and a draw gaining 22 points from a possible 24.

EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES FOR STEVE KITTRICK

Ossett Town Manager Steve Kittrick has the enviable task of selecting from an almost full strength squad for this weekends game against Prescot Cables.

Luke Staton and James Walshaw both return from three match suspensions but face a tough battle to force their way into the starting eleven. Only Steve Price (hamstring) and long term injury absentee Danny Brown are unavailable.

Joe Walsh along with new signings Richard Marchant and Paul Rickers have been in impressive form in the midfield for Town. While Ashley Scothern has formed a potent partnership with Andy Hayward in the striking positions.

With Academy players Oliver Rawson and Neil McManus both proving their ability to step up to Unibond Premier League standards and the immanent return from a serious knee injury of the talented Danny Davidson the Ossett Town Squad is in rude health.

With the departure of Tore Hansen to the professional ranks in his native Norway and suspensions to Club Captain Steve Price, Luke Staton, top goal scorer James Walshaw & midfielder Chris Hurst, Ossett might have been forgiven for a slump in form. Towns achievements during that testing period are even more impressive when considering the number of first choice players who were unavailable.

February saw Ossett win four games (three away from home) and draw one in the ” backs to the wall” 9-man performance away to AFC Telford, the only game in which Ossett have conceded a goal.

Recent results have seen Ossett stretch their unbeaten League run to six games while the last three weeks have seen Town complete as many League doubles.

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This Saturdays home game against Prescot Cables is sure to be a tough and keenly contested affair with the visitors now sitting just four points above the home side who have four games in hand.

Decisions: Steve Kittrick Returnees: Luke Staton & James Walshaw

Unibond Premier League – Result

Guiseley 0 V 2 Ossett Town

Goals from Kirk Wheeler and Andy Hayward saw Ossett Town clinch their fourth win in succession. The win also gave Ossett Town their third double in as many weeks coming after the wins over Ilkeston Town and Radcliffe Borough.

Ossett started the game in impressive style with numerous openings being made in the first few minutes. A free kick on the right was well delivered for Kirk Wheeler to rise above the defence and head across the goals into the top right hand corner of the net.

Robbie O’Brien struck a Rooney type volley from 25 yards out only to see the crossbar prevent him from extending Towns lead with what would have been Ossetts goal of the season.

In the second half Ossett weathered everything that Guiseley could muster and then hit the killer blow with an Andy Hayward goal that was set up by O’Brien. The win takes Ossett Towns unbeaten run in the League to six games gaining sixteen points from a possible eighteen.

Unibond Premier League – Result

Ilkeston Town 0 V 1 Ossett Town

Ossett Town continued their run of good form with a sound win against Ilkeston. Robbie O’Brien netted Towns winner.

Robbie O’Brien’s fifth minute goal was all that separated the two teams at full time. However Ossett had spurned at least four clear cut chances. Joe Walsh was outstanding once again and Kirk Wheeler did a sound job at centre half after losing his defensive partner, Steve Price, to a hamstring injury. Ashley Scothern made some telling runs and created problems for the Ilkeston back four throughout the game.

The win lifted Town into 13th place in the league, with games in hand and a continuance of the recent good form a higher placing is certainly achievable.

Unibond Premier League – Result

Ossett Town 2 – 0 Radcliffe Borough

Ashley Scothern scored a goal in each half as Ossett Town pulled clear of the relegation zone with a comfortable 2 – 0 victory. With five regular players missing from the starting line up it was a superb performance by Ossett Town. The senior players all stepped up and played big games, in particular Kirk Wheeler and James Coubrough. Joe Walsh was impressive throughout and there was an excellent display from Academy starlet Neil McManus at centre half.

Town are boosted by the return of Chris Hurst and Steve Price from suspension for the visit to Ilkeston Town next Saturday but Luke Staton & James Walshaw are still unavailable.

Unibond League Chairman’s Cup Quarter Final Result

Bamber Bridge 0 v Ossett Town 2 (AET)

Ossett Town went through to the semi finals but only after a tough game against Unibond Division One Bamber Bridge. Extra Time was needed to separate the two teams and it was Ossett Towns in form strikers who finally broke the hearts of the opposition with a goal each inside two minutes of the second period of Extra Time.

Other Quarter Final Results

Blyth Spartans 1 V 0 Ossett Albion

Woodley Sports 2 V 0 Bishop Auckland

Unibond Premier League – Result

AFC Telford 1 – 1 Ossett Town

Ossett Town defied the odds and came away from Bucks Head Stadium with a hard earned point.

Luke Staton and James Walshaw both saw red cards but 9 man Town held out in some style to earn a vital draw. Andy Hayward scored for Ossett as early as the third minute but some prolonged pressure from Telford saw them equalize in the 17th minute through Jones.

Luke Staton & James Walshaw saw red while Andy Hayward kept his goal scoring form going with the first goal of the game.

West Riding County Cup – Quarter Final Result

Farsley Celtic 1 V 0 Ossett Town

Battling Ossett Town went down to the only goal of the game in a tight and entertaining game at Throstle Nest. Farsley took the lead through a scrappy first half goal and try as they might Town could not get back on terms before the half time whistle

Ossett were denied throughout the night by some outstanding saves from Farsley’s custodian , Tom Morgan . Despite dominating large periods of the game the telling goal just would not come for Ossett

Ashley Scothern, Chris Hurst, Stephen price and Ollie Rawson all had superb games for Ossett Town.

Unibond Premier League – Result

Andy Hayward scored two vital goals for Ossett with James Walshaw grabbing his 25th of the season giving Town a 3 goals to 2 win over Ashton Utd. Spot the ball, Luke Staton gets airborne in Ossetts win over Ashton

Unibond Premier League – Result

Ossett Town 1 V 0 Witton Albion
Farsley Celtic 3 V 0 Ossett Town

Unibond Premier League – Result

Blyth Spartans 4 V 4 Ossett Town

Ossett Towns recent run of improved performances continued with a draw away to in form Blyth Spartans. Ossett climbed out of the bottom three by picking up a hard fought away point against a team which comfortably beat League leaders North Ferriby by 4 – 1 just last week.

In a bizarre match the spoils were shared in an 8 goal thriller. Ossett Town should have been 3 goals ahead at half time, but instead the scores remained level. Andy Hayward put Ossett in front after a defensive mix up on 37 minutes only for Andy Appleby to equalise on the stroke of half time for Blyth. The second half saw Blyth go 4-1 up, with goals from McCabe (47) and a double from Rob Dale (52 and 78). James Walshaw scored a crucial headed goal for Ossett on 82 minutes and grabbed another on 89 before Chris Couborough scored in injury time to grab a well deserved point.

“Credit must be given to Ossett Town who never gave up and despite their position in the league (they were third bottom at the start of play) looked one of the better teams that we have seen this season.”

Unibond Premier League – Result

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Wakefield & Emley 0 V 1 Ossett Town
Ossett Town 3 V 2 Bradford Park Avenue
Frickley Athletic 1 V 0 Ossett Town

Unibond Premier League – Result

Ossett Town 2 V 3 North Ferriby Utd

Ossett Town came close to upsetting runaway League leaders North Ferriby United in Wholehearted clash at Ingfield. A share of the spoils would have been a fair result but it wasn’t to be as Town failed to capitalise on some superb approach play which put the visitors on the back foot for the final quarter of the game.