Ossett Town Ladies vs. Wortley
Second league game of the season saw Ossett take on Wortley at home.
After last week’s disappointing result in the cup at Tingley, Ossett turned their attention to the League once again.
The weather was 24 degrees which was surprising for an autumn day but the pitch was in a good condition and the ladies were ready for action.
Wortley were new to the Premier League but showed just how well organised they were and with a strong side, including a handful of new signings, they really got at Ossett from the kick off. Ossett however, gave as good as they got and the sides were evenly matched.
Half time 0:0.
The second half kicked off and Ossett started brightly. The home side had the pace to get in behind Wortley and this they did on numerous occasions but with the away side continually calling for offside, the home side weren’t going to get things all their own way, much to the manager’s dismay.
After a quick counter attack, Wortley were awarded a free kick just outside the area. Ossett’s keeper spilled the direct shot but managed to recover quickly and stop the ball on the line. Despite this, a goal was awarded and Wortley took the lead.
Ossett hit back and in an attempt to gain an equalizer were again hit on the break and before they knew it, were two goals down.
Credit to the home side; they kept on pushing and after the ball was played through to Caroline, she was fouled in the area with Danielle converting the resulting penalty. Wortley were also reduced to ten as their centre half was dismissed for a professional foul.
The last ten minutes were fairly fraught. Wortley attempted to waste as much time as they could and made it difficult for Ossett to recover the ball. Despite a couple of bright chances and a half hearted penalty appeal for Ossett, the game finished 1-2 to Wortley.
Ossett will lick their wounds but can take great credit for the way they conducted themselves and the chances they created. They will bounce back next week with an away fixture against Bradford Park Avenue.
Player of the match (sponsored by Elite Taxis); Gemma Howell