Ossett Albion target winning finish to 2012 at Farsley FC

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OSSETT Albion will target a winning finish to the year and boost their Division 1 North survival hopes when they visit Farsley FC on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

The Dimple Wells club find themselves hovering just above the relegation zone in 20th ahead of their final game of the year but recent postponements have not helped their situation.

Albion will not have played a competitive match for three weeks going into the weekend clash owing to the recent wet weather and they will hope that works in their favour in the shape of fresh legs for what will be a fourth clash with Farsley already this season.

And Albion’s record is good - with two wins and a draw greeting them against Neil Parsley’s men.

Albion beat the Leeds side 2-0 at Dimple Wells in the league at the start of September - the first of three straight matches between the West Yorkshire rivals.

A clash in the FA Cup qualifying rounds followed days later, with the sides drawing 1-1 at Throstle Nest before Albion won the replay 1-0 on home soil.

Another victory over Farsley would be timely for an Albion side who have struggled in recent weeks.

They did win their last match, however, with a 3-2 home win against Goole AFC handing the Ossett club a first win in nine matches.

Ossett Town will look to build on their 6-0 thrashing of Wakefield FC when they welcome Harrogate Railway Athletic to Stade France (kick-off 3pm), while Paul Lines’s Bears will be out to hit back at New Mills (kick-off 3pm).

The Ossett derby, between Albion and Town, will take place at Dimple Wells on New Year’s Day (kick-off 3pm).

See this week’s Wakefield Express for all the latest football news from around the district.