Penalty Proves Precious For Lincoln As Ossett Suffer First Home Defeat
Ossett United 0-1 Lincoln United
Penalty proves precious for Lincoln as Ossett suffer first home defeat
Ossett United were unlucky not to get at least a point out of this match but in the end gave away a penalty to end up with nothing.
The first half saw both sides create half-chances without being able to make the breakthrough. Lincoln were defending stoutly and relying on the break whereas Ossett were pressing hard. With less than 5 minutes remaining in the first half Adam Priestley had the ball in the Lincoln net but was judged to be marginally off-side.
Early in the second half Brett Souter made a crucial double save. He had to dive at the feet of a Lincoln player when a short back-pass barely reached him. He was quickly up to push a shot away for a corner. Ossett’s substitutions raised the tempo of their attacks and Aidan Chippendale was unlucky when his shot beat Michael Emery in the Lincoln goal but came back off the cross-bar. Ossett continued to press without success but then a Lincoln breakaway ended with a trip inside the box. A penalty was awarded and Paul Grimes stepped up to fire the ball past Souter. In the last 10 minutes Lincoln defenders blocked everything that came at them. Ossett were unable to grab an equaliser even though they had a couple of shouts for a penalty. So Lincoln went away with all 3 points and Ossett United suffered their first home defeat.
Ossett United Line-up
Alex McQuade ©
Tom Corner (Karl Jones)
Marcus Day (James Burke)
Jack Vann (Adam Porritt)
Ross Hardaker (Unused)
Ed Wilczynski (Unused)
Score at the break – Ossett United 0-0 Lincoln United
Referee – Michael Coles
Assistant (Red) – Matthew Buckmaster
Assistant (Yellow) – Lee Maran
Attendance – 548
Man of the match – Aidan Chippendale