Mistakes prove costly for Ossett on the road

Mistakes prove costly for Ossett on the road

Ossett RUFC travelled to Hull where they faced table-toppers Hessle and lost out 44-24 in Yorkshire Division Four. 

The visitors were the stronger team in the opening exchanges, scoring a converted try through Jack Drury who showed excellent pace on his way to the line.

But poor discipline was the visitors’ downfall and when Hessle took a quick tap penalty Ossett were disorganised, allowing the hosts to score through Stuart Crooks.

More lacklustre defending followed soon after which Andy Goodwin punished with a try to put the home side 10-7 ahead.

But Ossett continued to battle hard and went over for their second try of the game thanks to a James Bayes-Walker touchdown.

Hessle weren’t finished with their first-half scoring, however, and on the stroke of half-time capitalised on another lapse in concentration in the Ossett defence to take a 15-14 lead.

The away sides hopes of a surprise win were dealt a severe blow immediately after the restart.

Ossett allowed the kick to bounce, which resulted in a Hessle try in the corner.

The game wasn’t over and Ossett were given hope when Hessle had Gareth Atkinson sin-binned, but despite the man advantage Hessle scored another try to extend their lead.

Ossett replied through Sandy Duncan, who leaped over a ruck on the Hessle tryline to score.

Ossett were still competing and were searching for a way back into the game but after they looked to counter after a period of sustained pressure by Hessle the hosts knocked the ball down, which went unnoticed by the referee and gifted the home side the chance to score under the posts.

The dubious try was closely followed by another for Hessle which sealed the win for the Hull side.

Ossett scored a consolation try in the final minute and competed for the most part, but they will regret momentary lapses in concentration which proved costly against a strong Hessle team .

The defeat sees Ossett slip to seventh in the league table.

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