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Ossett Town
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D Frost (37'), A Peterson (63')
Sat 20 Feb 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier - First Division North Attendance 150

Brrrscough Freeze at the Touch of Frost

Match Report by Ralph Wainwright

New manager Grant Black made nine changes to the starting 11 from the midweek game v Darlington and with four players making their debuts Ossett Town were looking to stop a rot of nine consecutive league defeats the victory being Sept 19th 2015.

The Reds were first to attack when Alex Peterson sent Danny Frost away but the flag was up for offside. Burscough hit back with Liam Caddick and Jon Conway but Town cleared the danger.

A long pass from Towns Jack Wakefield found Peterson but again the flag went up for offside.

Burscough 1 v 2 Ossett Town - 20th February 2016
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Nick Wood was booked for conceding a free kick 30 yards out and from the resulting kick Burscough appealed for a penalty but the referee waved away the claims.

On 16 minutes Town conceded a sloppy goal, Jack Wakefield fouled Will Jones 20 yards out, Paul Williams took the kick and Chris Backhouse in goal about to catch the ball unfortunately let it slip through his hands and into the net.

Alex Peterson was booked for Town for entering the field of play after receiving treatment when it seemed clearly the linesman gave permission for him to come on.

Caddick beat Towns Brad Kilner out wide and his cross was cleared for a corner, from it Chris Backhouse gathered after a goalmouth scramble.

After 37 minutes Burscough conceded a corner and Nick Wood limped off to be replaced by Isaac Assenso, David Brown took the corner and from close in Danny Frost turned and hammered the ball home to make it 1-1.

The 2nd half started with Danny Frost trying to add to his tally but saw his shot go well wide of goal.

Burscough had 2 free kicks from the dangerous Paul Williams but Town held out and cleared.

Town themselves had a penalty appeal turned down when Nick Ryan blocked a Danny Frost cross for a corner, Joe Camozzi then brought down Steve Ridley but the referee gave a goal kick.

On 63 minutes Town took the lead, a long ball to Peterson was played on to Frost who seemed certain to score but as his shot was well saved by Calvin Hare in goal, the rebound came back out to Alex Peterson who made no mistake to make it 2-1.

The goal shook Burscough who then made 3 substitutions and tested Towns defence but Jack Wakefield and Isaac Assenso were solid at the back.

Town brought on Moore for Peterson and Jack Siddall making his debut for Danny Frost as they looked to increase their lead, Brown had a shot deflected for a corner and Josh Moore had a header cleared.

In the last minute Burscough had two corners, as Backhouse punched clear David Brown raced clear and was brought down by substitute Joe Whittington who received a booking.

The referee somehow found 5 minutes to add on to the 90 but the Reds held on for a well deserved lead.

This was a gritty and determined display by Town against a team who are playing for a play off position, next up Lancaster at home.

1. Calvin Hare
2. Joe Camozzi
3. Matty Devine
4. Anthony Brown
5. Nick Ryan
6. Paul Williams (c) (Goal, 15) (15. Joe Whittington, 67)
7. Michael J Monaghan (12. Liam Rice, 67)
8. Billy Smart
9. Will Jones
10. Liam Caddick
11. Jon Conway (14. Karl Noon, 67)
16. Phil Quirk
17. Mike Smith

Ossett Town
1. Chris Backhouse
2. Andy Hawksworth
3. Steve Ridley
4. Jack Wakefield
5. Nick Wood (c) (14. Isaac Assenso, 36)
6. Brad Kilner
7. Reece Farnhill
8. Max Phillis
9. Alex Peterson (Goal, 63) (15. Josh Moore, 79)
10. Danny Frost (Goal, 37) (12. Jack Siddall, 72)
11. David Brown
16. Ross Shelton
17. Calum Hepworth

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Jack Wakefield

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Jack Wakefield
David Brown

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David Brown

Key moments

Goal Danny Frost scores for Ossett Town
Goal Alex Peterson scores for Ossett Town

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90:00 Player of the Match
Jack Wakefield is awarded player of the match for Ossett Town
90:00 Player of the Match
David Brown is awarded player of the match for Ossett Town
79:00 Sub Off
Alex Peterson is substituted off for Ossett Town
79:00 Sub On
Josh Moore is substituted on for Ossett Town
72:00 Sub Off
Danny Frost is substituted off for Ossett Town
72:00 Sub On
Jack Siddall is substituted on for Ossett Town
70:00 Yellow Card
Jack Wakefield is yellow carded for Ossett Town
63:00 Goal 0 - 2
Alex Peterson scores for Ossett Town
63:00 Assist
Danny Frost makes an assist for Ossett Town
50:00 Yellow Card
Alex Peterson is yellow carded for Ossett Town
End of period 1
37:00 Goal 0 - 1
Danny Frost scores for Ossett Town
36:00 Sub On
Isaac Assenso is substituted on for Ossett Town
36:00 Sub Off
Nick Wood is substituted off for Ossett Town
14:00 Yellow Card
Nick Wood is yellow carded for Ossett Town
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As it happened

  • Burscough
  • Ossett Town
  • 0
  • Nick Wood Yellow Card 14:00'
  • Nick Wood Sub Off 36:00'
  • Isaac Assenso Sub On 36:00'
  • Danny Frost Goal 37:00'
  • Alex Peterson Yellow Card 50:00'
  • Alex Peterson Goal 63:00'
  • Danny Frost Assist 63:00'
  • Jack Wakefield Yellow Card 70:00'
  • Danny Frost Sub Off 72:00'
  • Jack Siddall Sub On 72:00'
  • Alex Peterson Sub Off 79:00'
  • Josh Moore Sub On 79:00'

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Warrington Town 42 106
2. Spennymoor Town 42 91
3. Northwich Victoria 42 83
4. Glossop North End 42 81
5. Burscough 42 80
6. Lancaster City 42 69
7. Clitheroe 42 69