Ossett Town Mavericks 6 v 1 Woodkirk Valley B

 Ossett Town Mavericks 6 v 1 Woodkirk Valley Wolves

9th October 2011

Scorers: Luke Townend 4, James Higgins 1, Hubert Ratkowski 1

 Mild damp morning at Haggs Hill for the visit of Woodkirk Valley Wolves who come in search of their first points of the season

 Ossett line up with Stephen Hosty in goal, defence line of Jake Gledhill, Samuel Bowers and Hubert Ratkowski, midfield James Higgins, Jacob Dransfield and Luke Townend in attack. Woodkirk win the toss and take the game, from the start, to Ossett. Woodkirk, for the first 8 minutes, dominate with some good attacking football with Ossett being pinned into their own half. Their pressure pays off as in the 10th minute when Ossett concede a corner, the ball is whipped in for Woodkirk’s first goal. This seemed to give Ossett a wake-up call as they attack straight from the kick-off down the right the ball found James Higgins who dispatched a shot straight passed the keeper, giving him no chance, 1 -1.


Ossett’s confidence is now gaining with some good passing movements. Luke Townend received a through ball from Jacob Dransfield who put the keeper on his backside before rounding him with some showboating to back heel the ball into the back of the net, this was due to the fact that Woodkirk’s keeper, Jack Mawson, is Luke’s cousin and not through arrogance. 2 – 1.


18 minutes, a ball sent into the box from Jacob Dransfield found Luke Townend who casually side footed the advancing keeper 3 – 1.


The second half sees Ossett’s good possession continue. Jake Gledhill is solid in defence playing in a sweeper role, passes to Hubert who flicks it on to James Higgins who jinks passed two players to find Luke Townend who shoots home from the tightest of angles to make it 4 – 1.


Ossett’s fifth goal starts with Samuel Bowers collecting the ball , central midfield, found Luke Townend who took the ball down the left wing to the byline to drag the ball back for an advancing Hubert Ratkowski to smash home to register his first goal in Ossett Town’s colours. 5 – 1.


Woodkirk are far from despondent and only some stout defending from Jake Gledhill, Samuel Bowers and an inform Stephen Hosty prevent Woodkirk pulling one back on 30 minutes.


On 38 minutes, Jacob Dransfield received the ball in midfield, and goes on a run into Woodkirk’s box. The advancing keeper falls at Jacob’s feet and the ball comes loose to the “silent assassin” Luke Townend, who makes no mistake. 6 – 1.


After a shaky start from Ossett, they settled down to produce a convincing display of attacking and defensive team football. Man of the match goes to Stephen Hosty. Well done to all players and good luck to Woodkirk for the rest of the season.