Junior Football: Clarke’s thunderbolt earns victory for Ossett Albion U13s

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Ossett Albion U13s’ team spirit was the key to a hard-fought 2-1 victory over battling hosts Batley.

The home side took the lead midway through the first half and but for a spectacular bicycle kick clearance off the line by Elliot Whitley, would have doubled their lead.

Albion regained their poise however and good work from Thomas Mee and Sufyaan Shafi created an equaliser for William Spiers.

On a heavy pitch, the game looked set for a draw until hard-working skipper Tommy Wood found Ben Clarke just inside the Batley half and he advanced before striking an unstoppable shot into the top corner from fully 30 yards to give Albion the win.