Ossett Albion prove a point against Clitheroe

OSSETT Albion battled to a well-deserved draw against promotion-chasing Clitheroe at the Warehouse Systems Stadium.

James Riordan’s 78th-minute strike saw Eric Gilchrist’s men draw 1-1 after Robert Turner fired the Lancashire outfit ahead.

The hosts were up against it from the off after Eddie Hague was withdrawn through injury just six minutes in, Mark Ryan coming on in his place.

A largely disappointing first half saw Albion create the better chances with Matthew Hobbs firing wide and Simon Poole forcing Zack Hibbert into a save.

Dominic Riordan then had a shot deflected wide of the target before Ryan White had a volley well saved by the visiting stopper.

On the stroke of half-time Dominic Riordan almost put Albion ahead but his header could only find the roof of the net.

But it was the visitors who took the lead in the first minute of the second half when Turner fired in to the bottom corner from 18 yards to leave Albion goalkeeper Ashley Connor with no chance.

Albion pushed forward in search of an equaliser with Steven McDonnell having a shot easily saved and Dominic Riordan heading wide from a free kick.

The hosts were not to be denied though and equalised with 11 minutes remaining when James Riordan’s low free kick from 20 yards found the bottom corner to restore parity.

Albion pushed forward in search of a winner and their best chance fell to substitute Adam Frost, who headed wide from an Alex Ferguson cross.

Wakefield FC also drew 1-1 in Evo-Stik Division 1 North at Woodley Sports.

Nathan Neequayne fired Woodley ahead five minutes into the second half before Bears striker Tom Denton levelled for Steve Nicholson’s men from the spot with 15 minutes to go.

Ossett Town battled hard in their Premier Division clash against Colwyn Bay before falling to a 3-2 defeat.

Daniel Sheriffe scored twice for Phil Sharpe’s men but the hosts couldn’t find an equaliser which would have saw them collect a vital point.

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