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R Young, A Webber, O Lightfoot
T Roberts
T Roberts (4)
Sat 23 Apr 15:00 - Northern Division - Yorkshire Division Four Full time

Mosborough V Ossett

Report by Webber

After a good turnout at training, Ossett felt confident and well prepared for the tough encounter against Mosborough in the last game of the season. Ossett beat Mosborough at home in the first game of the season and were hoping for more of the same, but they had won three on the bounce and had a big crowd out watching.

After losing the coin toss Mosborough made the tactical decision to go uphill in the first half. Tim Roberts got the game underway and with the home side keen to impress their large crowd Mosborough soon found themselves over Ossett’s try line with a driving maul which left the Ossett players scratching their heads.

Roberts kicked back off deep into their corner with good strong defence by the Ossett forwards. Mosborough chanced their arm in the backs by getting the ball wide to the winger who cut back inside and broke clear, racing 40 meters. A good cover tackle by Jack Drury in Ossett’s 22 stopped a certain try. This is where Ossett found themselves for the next 20 minutes, losing what little possession they had due to good Mosborough turnovers. Ossett were frustrated and the overzealous referee awarded Mosborough a penalty for an apparent high tackle on Mosborough 10. Mosborough converted taking the lead to 8-0.

Ossett finally gained composure, thanks to good drives from Burnley, Duncan and Young and found themselves on Mosborough’s five meter line for the first time in the game. With good distribution from Drury to Jonny Karadzic a two on one overlap formed with Webber sneaking into the corner for a try. Roberts was unlucky as the ball just drifted into, and hit, the post in what was an excellent attempt from the touch line.

Frustrated by Ossett’s turn of fortune, Mosborough proceeded to give away three penalties. Tim Roberts converting them all to keep Ossett in the game. Mosborough hit back with a try just before half time, taking the score to 13-14 in favour of Ossett.

Ossett started the second half the better of the two teams. With good hands from Matt Hemmingway who found Roberts, who then proceeded to put Lightfoot into space. True to his name, he was light on his feet racing 50 meters drawing the fullback, who then passed to JK who put Rob Young over the line for a well worked try – Roberts converting.

However, the celebrations were short lived as the large crowd, celebrating St George’s Day with a gala, really got behind the home side who had the majority of the possession in the second half, resulting in three unanswered tries, all scored by rolling mauls.

Ossett managed to get the ball to the backs in the dying minutes. Who with another well worked try saw Ollie Lightfoot go over in the corner, taking the game to 32-29.

Sadly, it was a little too late for Ossett, and Mosborough just pinched the spoils. Ossett finished the season in a respectable mid-table position.

Tries: Young, Webber, Lightfoot
Conversions: Roberts
Penalties: Roberts 4

MOM Points: 5-Lightfoot, 4-Karadzic, 3-Webber, 2-Burnley, 1-Rotchell

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Key moments

Try Rob Young scores for Ossett
Try Andy Webber scores for Ossett
Conversion Tim Roberts kicks a conversion for Ossett
Try Oliver Lightfoot scores for Ossett
Penalty Tim Roberts kicks a penalty for Ossett
Penalty Tim Roberts kicks a penalty for Ossett
Penalty Tim Roberts kicks a penalty for Ossett
Penalty Tim Roberts kicks a penalty for Ossett


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8:00 Penalty 0 - 29
Tim Roberts kicks a penalty for Ossett
7:00 Penalty 0 - 26
Tim Roberts kicks a penalty for Ossett
6:00 Penalty 0 - 23
Tim Roberts kicks a penalty for Ossett
5:00 Penalty 0 - 20
Tim Roberts kicks a penalty for Ossett
4:00 Try 0 - 17
Oliver Lightfoot scores for Ossett
3:00 Conversion 0 - 12
Tim Roberts kicks a conversion for Ossett
2:00 Try 0 - 10
Andy Webber scores for Ossett
1:00 Try 0 - 5
Rob Young scores for Ossett
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Mosborough
  • Ossett
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  • Rob Young Try 1:00'
  • Andy Webber Try 2:00'
  • Tim Roberts Conversion 3:00'
  • Oliver Lightfoot Try 4:00'
  • Tim Roberts Penalty 5:00'
  • Tim Roberts Penalty 6:00'
  • Tim Roberts Penalty 7:00'
  • Tim Roberts Penalty 8:00'

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Team selection

Roberts, Tim Roberts, Tim
Kitts, Duncan Kitts, Duncan
Karadzic, Jonny Karadzic, Jonny
Webber, Andy Webber, Andy
Lightfoot, Oliver Lightfoot, Oliver
Drury, Jack Drury, Jack
Hemmingway, Matt Hemmingway, Matt
Burnley, Dale Burnley, Dale
Duncan, David Duncan, David
Rotchell, Joe Rotchell, Joe
North, Clinton North, Clinton
Fonquernie, Ryan Fonquernie, Ryan
Gierula, Elliot Gierula, Elliot
Young, Rob Young, Rob
Stuart, Mark Stuart, Mark

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Halifax Vandals 22 90
2. Wensleydale 22 80
3. Skipton 22 78
4. Hessle 22 67
5. Burley 22 57
6. York Railway Institute 22 48
7. Ossett 22 46

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