Wakefield FC win five-goal derby thriller against Ossett Albion

Football:-generic. April1, 2006'BALL. BOOTS
Football:-generic. April1, 2006'BALL. BOOTS

WAKEFIELD FC edged an entertaining derby clash against Ossett Albion 3-2 at Dimple Wells to secure their first back-to-back wins of the season.

The Bears were twice behind in the Evo-Stik Division 1 North clash but ended up with three points to make it two wins in four days after defeating Lancaster City at the weekend.

In a swashbuckling first half there were five goals, one penalty, one penalty appeal turned down and Albion head coach Phil Thompson was sent to the stands by the referee.

The hosts made the brighter start and Marc Thompson curled in a superb opener early on but the visitors soon got on level terms through a Josh Grant penalty.

Albion, who face a big FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round clash at Bradford Park Avenue on Saturday, regained their advantage soon after when Dale Kelly tapped home from close range following good work by Darol Lucas.

Paul Lines's men were in no mood to lie down and levelled again through Ross Hardaker before Shequille Clarke turned the game on its head with Wakefield's third just before half-time.

The second half failed to live up to the excitement of the first with Albion pushing hard to get something from the game and Wakefield looking to hit their hosts on the break.

There were a few scares for the visitors but Lines's men defended resolutely to hold on to a big three points and leave Albion going into their weekend FA Cup clash on the back of a defeat.

Albion: Barford, Mycoe, Guiry, Holt, Owen, Fox, Lucas, Hayton, Kelly, Thompson, Noble. Subs: Tracey, Corner, Quinn, Poole, Gay.

Wakefield FC: Bennett, Alali, J Grant, Henderson, R Grant, Pickering, Marsden, Thornton, Hardaker, Njie, Clarke. Subs: Haley-Neilson, Bleah, Jarrett, Blakey, Dickinson.

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