Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ossett Town crushed by FC United of Manchester

HEAVY DEFEAT: FC United run out easy winners at Ingfield

By Nick Rigg

Ossett Town 0FC United of Manchester 4

TOWN fell to their heaviest defeat of the season as they failed to kick on from their weekend victory over Nantwich by falling to defeat against FC United of Manchester on Tuesday night.

A bumper crowd turned up at Ingfield for the clash with the UniBond Premier Division newcomers, but the Town fans that turned up were left with little to cheer.
Town's evening didn't get off to the best of starts as Simon Baldry was forced off through injury to be replaced by Rob O'Brien early on.

And things were made worse just eleven minutes in as a deflected effort from Carlos Roca sent Town stopper Lee Cockerham the wrong way as the ball trickled in for the opener to the delight of the large travelling following from across the Pennines.

Town offered little in attack and it was the visitors who doubled their lead just after the half hour mark as Kyle Wilson broke the offside trap to send Cockerham the wrong way and make it 2-0 in favour of Karl Marginson's men.

It could have been worse for Simon Collins' men, as Roca had a goal chalked off before the break for offside.

Town came out with a more determined approach in the second half, with O'Brien's crossing and set-pieces in particular causing the FC United defence the biggest problems.

Darren Thornton flashed an effort wide of goal while Tom Greaves also tested FC United 'keeper Sam Ashton from the edge of the box.

O'Brien's crossing brought the best chance of the game for Town just before the hour mark as the FC United defence made a mess of a clearance but made amends by somehow clearing off the line with Liam Ormsby ready to head the ball in to the back of the net.

But that was as good as it got for Town, with the visitors wrapping the game up late on as Roca smashed a superb effort in to the top corner to leave Cockerham with no chance.

And the icing was put on the cake as Wilson made no mistake with a penalty kick on 85 minutes.
Ossett: Cockerham, Hay, Fawcus, Briggs, Lindley, Pacey, Baldry, Ormsby, Greaves, Savory, Thornton. Sunstitutes: O'Brien, Longstaff, Tonks, Claisse, Hardaker.

FC United: Ashton, Warrender, Garner, Baguley, Chadwick, Turner, Adam Carden, Simon Carden, Wilson, Wright, Roca. Substitutes: Howath, Self, Neville, Skidmore, Nugent.

For full UniBond Premier League match reports and previews, see Friday's Wakefield Express Sport.

Last Updated: 23 September 2008 10:31 PM