U16s A: Worsborough Bridge 0 Ossett Town Juniors A 4 – League Cup R2 Match Report

Sunday, 8 January

Huddersfield Junior Football League – U16s League Cup, Round Two

Worsborough Bridge 0 Ossett Town Juniors A 4

Player of the Match – Daniel Wright

Goalscorers – Joe Turfrey (2), Connor Daniel, Dominic Sykes

Town Toast the New Year in Style

The Ossett lads brought in the New Year with a trip to Worsborough in the League Cup. The afternoon started well when it turned out the Blue kit was indeed the right one to wear.

Ossett had the early pressure and very nearly took advantage of it. Daniel Wright took charge of a direct free kick about 25 yards from goal and showed great technique to bend the ball over the wall. Unfortunately, the ball pinged down off the bar and was hacked clear. Matty Padgett went close when controlling well to fire a shot just the wrong side of the post.

Connor Daniel showed his strength and skill to set Dominic Sykes through as Ossett were having lots of possession. Matty Padgett was alert to intercept a pass and burst forward into the box, doing well to hold the defender off. He kept his shot low only for it to go across the face of goal. Ossett’s pressure paid off when Daniel Wright did well to win the ball and play Connor Daniel through. Connor kept possession under pressure to slot the ball home for 1-0.

Ossett pressed for more and Matty Padgett continued his Iively start with another good run and cross for Dominic Sykes – Dominic attacked the ball but his shot was cleared off the line. He had another go and again Worsborough did well to clear it from the goal line. Ossett were making good progress down their right with Matty Padgett and Louis Spurr linking up well to increase the threat on several occasions.

Worsborough settled into the game a bit and threatened the Ossett box with a period of pressure. A direct free kick was caught safely by Oliver Heald. Ossett responded with another goal when Joe Turfrey knocked it in after a Dominic Sykes header was cleared. More good play on the right saw Louis Spurr, Daniel Wright and Matty Padgett combine to cross for a Joe Turfrey shot. Ossett were controlling midfield and Billy Cundall and Adam Horsfall combined to set up a Connor Daniel shot. Max McCarthy displayed some lovely skill when running at the Worsborough defence. He showed his awareness to set Adam Horsfall up to put in a fantastic cross met by Connor Daniel. Connor’s powerful header was well saved by the keeper. Worsborough finished the half still trying to find a way past Ossett’s defence. Daniel Sheen and James Ruane were solid in the middle and Oliver Heald was alert to come out quickly and smother any danger.

The second half started with Ossett keeping the Worsborough keeper busy. He did well to tip a venomous Connor Daniel shot over the bar and saved a Daniel Wright free kick. When Ossett did beat him, with a Joe Turfrey drive into the box, Joe’s low shot came back out off the far post.

Ossett were working hard as a team, exemplified when Adam Horsfall tracked back and made a great tackle to win the ball. Adam showed further bravery when going for a 50/50 with the keeper – neither of them flinched and just got up and dusted themselves down. At this stage Ashley Young was battling for the ball in the middle of midfield. Worsborough were still getting forward when they could and Daniel Sheen and Ben Fox were solid and helped keep them at bay.

The wind was taken out of any Worsborough revival when Joe Turfrey burst down the left of the box and cut in before firing powerfully through the keeper’s legs for Ossett’s third. It wasn’t long before a Daniel Wright free kick landed precisely on Dominic Syke’s head for it to be nodded in and complete the scoring at 4-0. Joe Turfrey, Daniel Wright and Adam Horsfall threatened again with Adam heading over and Joe having a low shot saved. Worsborough kept going and Oliver Heald showed good concentration to close down and block a shot. The ball broke loose and it looked like the home team would net a consolation goal but keeper Heald showed his acrobat skills to get up in mid air and twist his body so he could palm the goalbound shot round the post. Some excellent keeping with a further punch clear as Ossett kept a clean sheet and progressed into the next round.

A hard-working run out for Ossett with some neat football, especially through the midfield. Daniel Wright was impressive all game with his skill and strength and unlucky not to score with a tremendous free kick and earned the man-of-the-match accolades this week. Back to league action next week…