Albion continue dominance over Town

Albion continue dominance over Town

OSSETT ALBION earned a morale boosting 2-0 win over arch rivals Ossett Town in the Evo-Stik First Division North.

Richard Tracey’s men had yet to seal their first win of the new season before their trip to neighbours Town on Bank Holiday Monday, but thanks to a Rob Bordman brace the Unicorns jumped to 19th in the table.

Albion didn’t look low on confidence following last Saturday’s (Aug 27) thrashing at the hands of Bamber Bridge. The Queens Terrace side played with a determination Tracey hadn’t seen from his side so far this term.

Albion were threatening and created several chances early on in the contest, but the visitors didn’t break the deadlock until the 23rd minute when Bordman opened his account for the afternoon with a neat finish.

The chances kept on coming for the visitors and in the 29th minute Jimmy Eyles was bundled over in the box leaving the referee with no choice but to award a penalty.

Bordman stepped up and gave the goalkeeper no chance with a fierce strike.

Despite trailing 2-0 at half-time Town offered little in the second half to encourage their supporters.

In fact Albion remained on top and looked comfortable despite their poor form coming into the game.

The best chances of the second period fell the way of the visitors who should have extended their advantage.

But what will be more pleasing to manager Tracey is the fact his side held out for a clean sheet and bagged the three points.

Albion look forward to the trip to face Bishop Auckland in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup tomorrow (Sat Sept 3, 3pm) where they hope to build on their derby day success.

Meanwhile, in the same competition, Grant Black hopes his Town squad, who slipped to 11th in First Division North following defeat to Albion, will respond positively when they travel to play Billingham Synthonia tomorrow (3pm).

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