Tingley Tornados 1 v 4 Ossett Town Mavericks
Wednesday 17th April sees the Mavericks travel to Tingley tornadoes for this midweek fixture. The team is Stephen Hosty, Jarrod Oakes, Josh Childe, Hubert Ratkowski, Jake Gledhill, Joe Dunford, Max Pollitt, Owen Denning, Richard Flood, Samuel Bowers, Matthew Norfolk and Jack Fisher.
Score 4-1, Goal scorers Richard Flood 1 and Max Pollitt 3.
Ossett start the better of the 2 teams and sees us have an early chance, when Hubert makes a good pass to Rich who in turn finds Owen and his effort going just wide. The mavericks keep pushing forward with Rich and Max, a shot goes wide from Max. Max and Joe combine on this break, Joe crosses and finds Rich but goes out for a corner. Corner taken great and finds Rich who bangs in a belting overhead kick making it 1-0.Hubert plays some good defending and clears, Stephen makes a good save and Jarrod clears to Jack who is running the midfield. Rich makes long throw and Max chases winning a corner. Its dealt with and Tingley counter forcing Stephen into another good save. Josh comes back and makes a good challenge setting off Hubert and Jack on a run. Jarrod makes a good tackle and plays ball in. Tingley defender slips onto ball conceding a penalty. Max steps up and bang makes it 2-0. Tingley attack and Stephen is forced to turn round. Their resulting corner is lofted into air and with the high winds gets blown into our net. 2-1.Mavericks break again and Max has a left foot effort go wide and Jack has a shot saved. Rich is able to feed a ball for Max to run onto and he scores his 2nd making it 3-1. Samuel gets stuck in and makes a good connection clearing the ball deep upfield. The whistle goes 3-1 Mavericks.
Ossett start the 2nd half and Rich has an early shot saved,Jake applying good pressure forcing a few mistakes. This sees Josh win a ball and release Jack, he plays Max through and he scores his hat trick 4-1. Tingley attack and Stephen makes another good save.Ossett get a free kick and win a corner, Jack finds Rich who has his shot saved,.Jack clears and Jarrod pressures and makes ground, Jack hits a free kick and it smashes off the bar leaving Josh the follw up but its saved.Late on Tingley attack and Stephen deals with anything they can give. A difficult game with the wind but the guys did great. Josh was the man of the match tonight.