Ossett Town Tornados 7 v 0 Lepton B
Ossett Town Tornados 7 v 0 Lepton (B) ( Huddersfield Cup )
Scorers Bradley Graham 5, Jacob Nash and Lewis Stephens
Player of the match Billy Pert and Bradley Graham
Ossett played host to Lepton (B) in the opening round of the Huddersfield cup. The tie took place on Saturday morning on a damp surface at ‘ Haggs Hill’. They lined up with Elliot Robinson in goal, James Ferguson and Jacob Nash in defence with the midfield consisting of Connor Mcaliskey, Lewis Stephens and Ewan Broadbent. Billy Pert occupied the advanced striking role and Bradley Graham commenced this game from the bench. The ‘ Tornados’ made a somewhat hesitant start to this game and Lepton (B) posed some early problems. In fact they so nearly took a first half lead when an excellent strike from distance came crashing down from the underside of the crossbar. The referee deemed that the ball had not crossed the line and the reds came away with a lucky escape. Eventually they managed to gain some self composure and slowly but surely began to manoeuvre through the gears. Jacob Nash made a very good start with some no nonsense tackling and he was to profit from the game’s opening goal. A scramble within the visitors penalty box resulted in the defender firing home an unstoppable strike. ( Ossett 1 Lepton (B) 0 ). Billy Pert worked hard and he was a constant thorn in the opposition’s side. He was unlucky on a few occasions with various efforts at goal. Elliot Robinson was rarely troubled after the initial scare and he distributed the ball well at every given opportunity. Lewis Stephens and Ewan Broadbent were both instrumental in driving the team forward and Connor Mcaliskey worked hard on the left before eventually succumbing to an injury. James Ferguson also contributed well in defence. The introduction of Bradley Graham from the bench added fire to the game and he went on to help himself to five goals on the day. The first came just on half time with a fine header from a Connor Mcaliskey corner. ( Ossett 2 Lepton (B) 0 ) Half Time. The second half belonged to Ossett who simply cruised through to the next round. The passes were flowing and each player showed a willingness to get themselves involved. Bradley Graham may have been the game’s main beneficiary but it was his fellow team mates who laid down the initial platform. Two quick fire strikes from him completed his hat trick and all but sealed the tie at ( Ossett 4 Lepton (B) 0 ).
Ewan Broadbent was prominent on the right and he often provided great delivery when needed. From one such passage of fine inter change play between him and Lewis Stephens the ball was fired beyond the keeper by Bradley Graham. ( Ossett 5 Lepton (B) 0 ). Jacob Nash and James Ferguson then combined to set Billy Pert through on goal. His first effort crashed against the bar and came back out to him. His second effort was an exact replica as it bounced away to safety to the obvious disbelief of the diminutive striker. His all out effort on the day was to him a well deserved joint player of the match award. Lewis Stephens fancied his own little piece of the action and he danced his way into the opposition penalty area before dispatching a fine effort beyond the keeper. ( Ossett 6 Lepton (B) 0 ). The final goal of the day was an absolute peach and was the result of a fantastic team passing move. The ball was played into the feet of joint player of the match Bradley Graham who side footed it into the roof of the net. ( Ossett 7 Lepton (B) 0 ). Final Score. Lepton (B) tried hard in this game and in the words of their coach should be rightly proud of their determined efforts. Ossett took time to settle but eventually won the tie in a comfortable fashion. Well done to both teams and good luck to Lepton (B) in the future.