North Ferriby to pose tough obstacle for Ossett Albion in FA Cup

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OSSETT Albion will aim to put their FA Trophy heartbreak to bed this weekend when they turn their attentions to the FA Cup.

The Dimple Wells club bowed out of the Trophy at the Preliminary Round stage on Saturday when a last-gasp Daniel Grimshaw goal gave New Mills a 1-0 victory.

Albion travel to North Ferriby United today for the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round and will be out to cause a cup upset.

United play in the Evo-Stik Premier Division, one step higher than Albion, and will be favourites to progress, especially at their Grange Lane base.

But Albion have enjoyed good fortunes in the cup so far this season, beating Hebburn United 3-1 away in the Preliminary Round before edging out Farsley FC in a replay in the last round.

They’ll have to show improvements on Saturday’s Trophy defeat against New Mills, however.

Albion goalkeeper Jody Barford made some good saves to keep the visitors in the contest early on and, at the other end, Tom Corner, Aodhan Brownlee and Dale Kelly, returning to Albion after a short spell with Stocksbridge Park Steels, came close.

Grimshaw nicked in for the hosts in stoppage time.

Nathan Dixon, another new addition from Ossett Town, made his Albion debut.

Albion reserves made it four wins on the spin with an excellent 3-1 home win over Harrogate Railway Athletic.

Ryan Hallsworth scored twice and Ashley Smith also netted.

Albion U19s fell to a 1-0 defeat against Silsden in their opening match of the season.

Wakefield FC travel across the Pennines to take on Clitheroe.

See this week’s Wakefield Express for all the latest football news from around the district.