OSSETT TOWN Ladies manager Dan Robinson can go into the Christmas break feeling very pleased with his team, and himself, after a 4-2 win over Bradford Park Avenue on an artificial pitch in Thornton took them to the top of the West Riding Women’s League Premier Division.
With the weekend weather once again decimating fixtures across the district Robinson was pleased to see his game go ahead, but Town had far from an easy passage against an Avenue side who have had so little game time this season.
Town went in front twice in the first half, Danielle Sidebottom and Caroline Omboyi scoring, but Avenue hit back each time to level at the break.
A draw looked increasingly likely as the half wore on but with just a minute to go Chloe Holt and Sidebottom each found the net to secure the points.
With no games involving the district’s women’s teams in either the West Riding County League or the North East Regional League managers and coaches have little to concern them other than their players overdoing the seasonal celebrations.
This is a particular consideration for Town, rivals Albion, whose County Cup tie at Brighouse Athletic was postponed for the fifth successive week, Battyeford Belles, chasing promotion from the First Division, and Dewsbury Rangers, who are enjoying an encouraging season in the West Riding Third Division.
Battyeford were denied their chance to close the gap on leaders Bradford City last weekend when their fixture also fell foul of the weather.