Reds bag three points in six-goal thriller

OSSETT TOWN clinched their first win of the new Evo-Stik First Division North campaign with a thrilling 4-2 victory at home to Brighouse Town.

Alex Peterson fired the Reds in front on 25 minutes before Tyrone Gay doubled the host’s lead three minutes later. Grant Black’s men continued their dominance in the first half and had a second Peterson goal to show for it, which came in the 36th minute.

With a 3-0 advantage at the break the home side were cruising and things soon got even better for the Reds when Devonte Morton’s strike on the hour put them 4-0 ahead.

Perhaps a touch of Ossett complacency coupled with Brighouse’s resurgence in the closing stages resulted in a mini comeback for the away side.

Tom Haigh’s 66th minute effort and Luke Parkin’s 89th minute strike made the final score more respectable, but it wasn’t enough to cause Ossett any real concern.

The win puts Ossett 13th in the table on three points having played two games.

The Reds now turn their attention to the FA Cup this weekend (Sat Aug 20, 3pm) where they host Goole in the preliminary round.

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