Match Report – U8’s Ossett Town v Norristhorpe

Captain Hayden’s match report

Ossett town 3 vs Norristhorpe 3
‘First game of the new under 8’s season with Norristhorpe B team visiting Ossett Town B.
Norristhorpe got off to a great start with a break in the first 5 mins and a great finish from the striker in the top of the net. 0-1.
Ossett battled back controlling the ball and got an equaliser by Ben went he was sent clear. 1-1.
More good possession led to another break down the right for Ossett and Ben managed to get his second of the game in off the far post. 2-1.
Both teams had chances before the end of the half but strong defending and goalkeeping kept the score at 2-1 to Ossett Town at half time.
Norristhorpe again started strong in the second half having more of the ball and got through, the striker put it past the on coming keeper. 2-2.
Norristhorpe had another break but a good save prevented them taking the lead. Some great play by Ossett on the right wing created some chances with the shots just going wide. Ossett Town kept pressing and a good past put Sebastian Jones through and he scored with a great strike. 3-2.
Both teams had possession in the middle of the park but Norristhorpe got a deserved equaliser when they broke down the left. With the goalkeeper coming out the strikers shot went wide to the right but another player managed to get on the end and got his shot off, this was saved by a last ditch attempt from the keeper but the ball squeezed across the goal mouth for a tap in by the on coming player. 3-3.
Final pressure from Ossett Town had the ball pinballing around the Norristhorpe box after 3 shots were blocked by some great defending.
Final score 3-3, both teams played very well with a draw a fair result.’