Perfect Ten for Ossett Town Ladies
With 18 (eighteen) players unavailable this week, even the largest of squads would find it difficult to cope. After Ossett’s list of injuries & illnesses grew to its current level, their second team fixture against Skipton had to be postponed. This meant that a handful of second team players were able to experience some first team action at home to newly promoted Hepworth.
After a week off last weekend following their away victory at Altofts, Ossett were looking to continue their winning run and remain at the top of the table.
The game kicked off slightly late as Hepworth had trouble finding the ground and Ossett looked cautious from the off. They saw a lot of the ball as they often do but when Chloe Holt broke through, she couldn’t beat the keeper and the scores remained 0-0. Moments later, a long ball over the top allowed Hepworth to edge ahead.
Ossett continued to apply pressure and were rewarded after 20 minutes; a scintillating first time volley from Danielle Sidebottom gave the Hepworth keeper no chance. Holt popped up five minutes later to give Town a 2-1 lead but it lasted barley a minute as Hepworth equalised, a suspicion of handball in the build up but there was no mistaking Hepworth’s third as Ossett found themselves behind at half time.
Although Town had had chances, they weren’t playing particularly well and only managed to string more than two passes together on one occasion in the first half. Ossett’s Manager told them to keep the ball and force their opposition to come looking for it. The team were reminded to play to their strengths and they would win the game.
The second half kicked off and Ossett were soon level; Chloe Holt again finding the net. Michelle Holmes made her first team debut after 50 minutes and Ossett were back in front just before the hour; Sidebottom converting a penalty after Caroline Omboyi had been brought down. Omboyi got herself on the score sheet as she rose high from a Sidebottom corner to head Ossett 5-3 up before scoring again in the 70th minute to give Ossett a 6-3 lead.
Hepworth pulled a good goal back in the 72nd minute; a direct free kick going in off the crossbar but Ossett started to turn the screw and scored four in ten minutes. Holt completed her hatrick in the 74th minute with Sidebottom completing hers in the 75th. Not to be outdone, Holt bagged her fourth a few minutes later and Lisa Varley scored her first goal for the Club, making her return from injury after replacing Vicki Jackson.
Full time; Ossett Town 10 – 4 Hepworth United. The Vogan Accountancy Player of the Match was Chloe Holt.
Both Ossett sides are in County Cup action next weekend. The First Team are at home (Springmill) against Tingley Athletic Reserves whilst the Second Team are away against Oulton Ladies. Both ties take place on Sunday 11th October, KO 2pm.