Bordman brace puts Albion third

OSSETT ALBION edged further up the Evo-Stik First Division North table following their 3-1 win away at strugglers Harrogate Railway.

Albion have now won seven consecutive games in the league as they fight for an automatic promotion place.

The away side got off to a dream start when prolific goal scorer, Rob Bordman, broke the deadlock in the third minute with a neat finish following Dominic Riordan’s long punt down field, which deceived all the Harrogate defenders.

The hosts didn’t learn from their mistakes which led to the first goal, when on 16 minutes, Bordman completed his brace after he latched onto Brett Souter’s long clearance to put the away side 2-0 ahead.

Bordman’s finish was very composed as he rounded the keeper to tap into an empty net.

Albion looked to have won the game in the 24th minute when captain Danny South rose above everyone to head home Luke Porritt’s free kick, which went in off the post to make it 3-0.

Harrogate Railway showed glimpses of quality that may see them climb out of the relegation zone in the coming weeks however, pulling a goal back through Jack Stockdil on the half hour mark.

The home side had the upper hand for the remainder of the first but Albion held on and went into the break 3-1 in front.

Railway continued to play well throughout the second period but their poor start really cost them.

Albion looked like they might score again on the counter attack but neither side could create any clear cut chances in the second half.

Bordman almost completed his hat-trick late on with a long range effort which struck the crossbar.

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