Town make the most of busy Easter

Town make the most of busy Easter

Ossett Town 3

Prescot Cables 1

Ossett Town moved up to third in the Evo-Stik First Division North after picking up maximum points over the Easter period, including a superb away win against second-placed Farsley Celtic on Monday afternoon.

Town eased to victory over Prescot Cables on Saturday afternoon as they looked to secure their play-off place.

They took the lead just before half-time as Jason Yates converted from the penalty spot with 44 minutes played. Tyrone Gay doubled the lead soon after the break as he headed home at the front post.

Lloyd Dean put Prescot back in the game as he lobbed the ball beautifully over the keeper after a long ball over the top.

Danny Frost sealed the points for Ossett on 90 minutes as he was played in on the edge of the box and had plenty of time and space to turn and pick his spot in the bottom left corner of the goal.


Farsley Celtic 0

Ossett Town 2 

A brace from Martin Pembleton was the difference as Ossett Town took all three points from their trip to Farsley Celtic.

The sides went in all square at the break, however Town took the lead soon after the break as Pembleton volleyed home a superb effort from the edge of the area.

Ossett survived a long period of pressure from Farsley throughout the second half and secured the win with seconds left to play as Pembleton scored his second of the afternoon.

The Celtic keeper had come up for a corner, Town cleared the ball and went up the other end for Pembleton to put the ball into the empty net.

Ossett are at home tomorrow afternoon in a huge game against Trafford (3pm), who sit three points behind them in the table. A draw will be enough for Ossett to secure a place in this seasons play-offs.


Clitheroe 2

Ossett Albion 0

THERE were mixed fortunes for Ossett Albion over the busy Easter period as they secured three points from a possible six.

With only one game left to play, Albion have moved themselves 15 points clear of the relegation places after a run of good form in recent weeks.

Albion lost away to mid-table Clitheroe with second half goals from Aiden Kirby and Alexander Newby proving the difference between the teams.


Ossett Albion 4 

Burscough 0 

On Monday afternoon Albion cruised to a comfortable 4-0 win over already relegated Burscough.

Connor Brunt scored two goals in 14 minutes, the first coming with 20 minutes played, before Robert Bordman added a third five minutes before half-time. Bradley Hennessey added a fourth for Albion on the 90 minute mark as the win took Albion to 50 points for the season.

Albion’s final game is a trip tomorrow afternoon  to Bamber Bridge (3pm).


Liversedge 4

Bottesford Town 3

Liversedge held off a fightback from Bottesford Town as they won for the first time in ten games on Saturday afternoon.

Sedge lead 4-0 after 42 minutes, scoring four goals in just 12 minutes, but a goal just before half-time and two in the second half from Bottesford almost saw Liversedge’s winless run extend to eleven games.

The opening goal of the game came on the half hour mark as Alfie Raw put the home side ahead, six minutes later Brandon Kane doubled the lead as Sedge looked well on their way to securing their first win since January.

Raw scored his second goal of the game only two minutes later, Harrison Blakley made it 4-0 as he scored three minutes before the break.

Bottesford Town got on the scoresheet a minute before the break through Luke Anderson as Liversedge led 4-1 at half-time.

Terence Barwick then slotted home from the penalty spot with 15 minutes left to play, and Anderson scored his second of the game on 90 minutes but Liversedge held on for the remaining seconds to secure a relieving win.

Liversedge’s final game of the season will be played tomorrow at home to Retford United.

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