Ossett Town clinch vital New Mills win

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Ossett Town breathed precious life into their Evo-Stik First Division North campaign with a vital 2-1 win at New Mills on Monday evening.

The Reds went into the game still smarting from a 3-0 loss at Mossley on Saturday - a result that left them on the brink of a bottom-three place in the division.

A win at fellow strugglers New Mills on Monday was therefore vital and Town fought back from a goal down to secure three priceless points.

The lacklustre display at Mossley, where the hosts won 3-0 thanks to a first-half brace from Thomas Pratt and Kyle McGonigle’s 18th-minute strike, was banished by Town 48 hours later.

However, despite an improved performance in the opening stages, Town trailed to Matthew Landregan’s crisp strike two minutes before the break.

New Mills, playing down the slope, pushed for a second on the resumption only to be caught napping from a corner where Richard Patterson, headed home to equalise on 55 minutes.

The six-pointer remained in the balance until 17 minutes from time when another corner caused confusion in the Mills’ defence and Grant Allott rifled home from close range.