Home form key as Town gear up for vital matches

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OSSETT Town boss Phil Sharpe will be looking for a vast improvement on his team’s home form as they prepare for two vital games in four days.

Town, who sit in the Evo-Stik Premier Division relegation places, have won just one match in all competitions at their Stade France base so far this season.

That all needs to change if Town are to escape the drop this season, starting against Marine on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) and Frickley Athletic on Tuesday (kick-off 7.45pm).

Home form will be key in deciding Town’s fate, with 12 of their remaining 17 matches coming at Ingfield.

They haven’t played on home soil since New Year’s Day, when Bradford Park Avenue left with an emphatic 6-0 victory.

Town have enjoyed slightly improved fortunes since then, with a superb 4-1 win at high-flying Worksop Town and a battling performance in a 5-4 defeat at Kendal Town the side’s last two outings.

Sharpe will be hoping his side bring their recent good performances on their travels back to Ossett this weekend as they aim for a second league win of the campaign.

Ossett Albion are also desperate for points in the battle against relegation from Division 1 North.

Albion welcome Skelmersdale United to the Warehouse Systems Stadium tomorrow (kick-off 3pm).

Eric Gilchrist’s men fell to a 5-2 defeat at home against AFC Fylde last time out and the Albion boss will call for a much-improved showing against United.

Wakefield FC have lost just once in seven games since the turn of the year and will look to maintain their good form against Prescot Cables on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

Steve Nicholson’s men have enjoyed a surge up the table in recent weeks and will take the favourites tag into the clash with struggling Cables.

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