OSSETT Town have endured a few seasons to forget in the Evo-Stik Premier League of late but Craig Elliott and his men have certainly put smiles back on faces with an encouraging start to this campaign.
The Stade France side have hit the heady heights of fourth after six games of the season and go into tomorrow’s home game with Burscough with expectations heightened.
Elliott arrived at the club in the summer following a successful spell in the Northern Counties East League with Glass Houghton Welfare.
He’s brought that success to a higher level at Ingfield, with Town losing just one of their league matches so far.
Their early-season success was highlighted last Saturday when Town eased to a 3-0 victory over Cammell Laird.
Experienced former Huddersfield Town midfielder Simon Baldry, who recently returned to the club, scored twice, while Shane Kelsey got the other in Town’s success.
It was the club’s second win on the spin and stretched their unbeaten league run to four matches.
The odds would have been long for Town to be up at the right end of the Premier Division table this season, but Elliott and his men must now deal with the higher expectations thanks to their superb start.
Burscough provide the next test at Stade France tomorrow (kick-off 3pm) and victory could fire Town even further up the table.
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