Ossett Albion end three-game losing streak thanks to late penalty save

Ossett Albion end three-game losing streak thanks to late penalty save

After a hat-trick of defeats in all competitions Ossett Albion finally got back to winning ways with a 1-0 home success over Droylsden in the Evo-Stik First Division North thanks to a last-minute spot kick save from Brett Souter.

Albion created numerous opportunities and could have put the game to bed by half time as they desperately looked to make amends for their cup exit at the hands of Droylsden last time out.

On seven minutes a long throw from Steven Nicholson found Connor Bower, whose quick fire shot was well saved.

But the hosts didn’t have long to wait before breaking the deadlock.

On 12 minutes Ross Hardaker’s pinpoint corner found Adam Jones at the far post to head home.

After going a goal down the visitors offered little in reply and their only chance of the first half came from Brandon Zibaka’s wayward free kick.

The game’s close scoreline was largely due to Craig Ellison in the Droylsden goal who made several one-on-one saves, the most notable from Bower.

And minutes before the interval Albion were inches away from doubling their lead after Eddie Birch’s well-struck shot rebounded off a post.

In the second half the game was more balanced and Droylsden had more of the possession, but it was Albion who carved out the best chances.

The visitors looked more dangerous in attack after the introduction of striker Fernando Moke and the substitute earned his side a penalty in the third minute of stoppage time after Josh Wright’s foul.

But Souter, who  had little to do all game, was on hand to make a brilliant save and seal Albion all three points.

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