Ossett travelled to Selby in good numbers knowing full well they would be tested by a young and pacey team and hoping the pitch would be a bit boggy to slow them down. The pitch sadly for us was in beautiful condition and the facilities at Selby are impressive.
The game started well, with some good hits from Ossett’s pack, some great handling and turn overs in scrums. Selby’s secret weapons were a couple of speedy wingers with footwork most of us can only dream of. Unfortunately, they capitalised on this and scored two converted tries.
Around the 15 minute mark play was stopped due to a serious injury. We managed to move to an alternative pitch while awaiting an ambulance after a delay of around 20 minutes. Once play resumed, Ossett found their spark with both teams nearly matching try for try.
Some exceptional play from the forwards on the try line forced a gap for Vic Thomas to go over for her first try in only her second game.
Buoyed by this, Ossett picked themselves up and carried on. From this point the team worked together to move the ball upfield culminating in a hat trick of tries for Ossett newbie Amee Cosby, two of which were then converted by Jess Baker.
Full time came after what felt like the longest game in history, with a score of 41-24 to Selby. We look forward to our next meeting with Selby and wish their injured player well.
Vic Thomas x1
Amee Cosby x3
Jess Baker x2
POTM Amee Cosby