Albion aim to bounce back

OSSETT ALBION go to East Yorkshire side Westella and Willerby hoping to shake off the disappointment of their 8-1 thrashing at North East Regional League, Southern Division, leaders Oughtibridge in their last outing.

A marked improvement in results appeared to lift Albion free from the threat of relegation, but a recent downtown has left them perilously close to the drop zone and with matches to come in the next two weeks against fellow strugglers Rovers Foundation and Harrogate Railway they can now take nothing for granted.

At Oughtibridge a solitary goal from Kim Nallon, from a Gemma Patterson assist, was their only consolation.

In the West Riding Women’s County League there was a welcome return to winning ways for Premier Division Ossett Town, who were 6-1 winners over Bradford Park Avenue, but with only two games remaining they have left it too late to claim the promotion place that looked theirs for the taking earlier in the season.

The key promotion game between leaders Battyeford Belles and Bradford City was postponed due to an unfit pitch at Bradford.

But a win over third-placed Leeds Medics and Dentists on Sunday will guarantee the title if fourth-placed Bradford, with a game in hand, drop points at second-placed Silsden.

Battyeford reserves were 1-0 winners over Tyersal in Division Two and though mid-season resignations have left them bottom of a five-team league there are unlikely to be any teams relegated from this division.

Waiting in the wings for promotion from Division Three are, already crowned, champions Wigton Moor and any one from the next four clubs who are separated by just one point.

Amongst those clubs are Dewsbury Rangers, who find themselves in fifth place after a 6-0 win at Ossett Town reserves. A win at home to fellow promotion-chasers Silsden Development this week will lift Rangers into second place.

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