OSSETT UNITED got 2020 off to the perfect start with a hammering of local rivals Brighouse Town (0-4) on New Year’s Day.
Wayne Benn’s side produced a superb display to earn only their third win of the season, and a first away from home, started by a stunning Tom Greaves volley just before half-time.
United let rip after the break, with Marko Basic adding a second and Luke Porritt scoring directly from a corner before Jack Stockdill headed in a late fourth.
Benn said: “That win is for the supporters because they’ve had to watch some poor performances of late. That today is a lot closer to how I envisage my Ossett United playing.
“As much as we’re happy with the goals that we’ve scored, to keep a clean sheet is huge. It can only do wonders for their confidence.”
Porritt and Brodie Litchfield missed good chances before a moment of magic broke the deadlock at the end of the first half.
Elliott Harrison started things off with a perfectly-timed tackle and Porritt combined with Basic before sending in a cross. Greaves took a few steps back to give himself space before hitting the sweetest of volleys from 12 yards out, right into the top corner.
Ossett doubled their lead just past the hour mark. Greaves crossed from the right and Basic smartly turned round his man on the edge of the box before firing home.
Eight minutes later, the points looked safe as Porritt’s left-footed corner somehow eluded everybody at the near post to go straight in.
The final flourish came with four minutes left on the clock as substitute Stockdill powered a Jake Maltby cross past the helpless goalkeeper.