Town unbeaten in last three outings

OSSETT TOWN were robbed of all three points at the death against Lancaster City in the Evo-Stik First Division North.

Lancaster’s Zach Clark earned the visitors a point with a last minute equaliser to make it 2-2, a result which did neither side any favours.

Town started strongly, going ahead in the 12th minute through Alex Peterson.

Danny Frost then doubled the Reds’ advantage nine minutes later with a fine stike.

But a half-time grilling from the Lancaster boss rejuvinated his side and they pulled off a surprise second half comeback.

Jacob Gregory halved the visitors deficit before Clark clinched a point for his side late on.

Town’s Tuesday night game against Witton Albion was postponed, which leaves Grant Black’s men two points above the relegation zone.

They look to extend that margin when they host Bamber Bridge tomorrow (3pm).

For that game Black’s squad has been boosted by the arrival of Alex Metcalfe from Scarborough Athletic.

The versatile midfielder, who is comfortable in the middle or on the left wing, has had plenty of experience in the Evo-Stik league having previously played for Harrogate Railway and Town’s near neighbours Ossett Albion.

Reds boss Black said: “It is a coup for Ossett Town to sign a player of Metcalfe’s quality.

“He is hungry to get back playing and enjoying his football again, he has the potential to be a big player for the club for the remainder of this season.”

Meanwhile Josh Moore has left Town, having dual-signed with NCEL side Parkgate.

The striker made the decision in a bid to find first team football for the remainder of the season.

He scored three goals in eight appearances for the Reds since joining the club last November.

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