Ossett Town put to the sword by Northwich

IN THE Evo-Stik First Division North campaign Ossett Town’s struggles continued when they lost 5-0 to high-flyers Northwich Victoria.

A Richard Bennet Brace was completed inside 25 minutes to put the hosts in a commanding position.

This was followed by a Gary Burnett strike on the half hour mark, but the game was won when Iain Howard scored his first of the game on the stroke of half-time.

Howard went on to complete his double on the hour mark and round off a comfortable win for Victoria.

Graham Nicholas’ Town side are still languishing two points above the relegation zone after the defeat.

They host Radcliffe Borough tomorrow (3pm).

Meanwhile, Town’s local rivals Ossett Albion haven’t played in over a week due to the bad weather, but they hope their game at Warrington Town tomorrow (3pm) will go ahead as they aim to continue their promotion push.

Elsewhere, in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Liversedge’s crisis is becoming increasingly critical.

Their last home game against Cleethorpes Town was the latest in a long line of home fixtures to fall foul of the weather.

The Clayborn outfit have now not played a home game for over 100 days.

Rimmington’s men travel to table-toppers Tadcaster Albion tomorrow (3pm).

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