Ossett Town look for home comforts in Stade France double header

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OSSETT Town will be hoping home is where the heart is as they embark on a run of seven home games from their next ten Evo-Stik Division 1 North fixtures.

Phil Sharpe’s men welcome Lancaster City to Stade France today (kick-off 3pm) before hosting Salford City on Tuesday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Ingfield club’s form has been indifferent so far this season but Sharpe will be hoping home advantage helps propel his side up the league table.

Town have won four, drawn two and lost two of their home matches in the league so far this term and have also enjoyed defeating higher-division opposition in their prolonged run in the FA Trophy.

The visits of promotion-chasing Lancaster and mid-table Salford within four days of each other will provide Town with a tough test but one Sharpe will hope his men come through with flying colours.

They’ll certainly be fresh for the double-header after seeing their last two matches postponed due to the cold weather.

Their scheduled home match against Trafford last Saturday and visit to Prescot Cables on Tuesday night were both postponed due to frozen pitches.

Wakefield FC return to action with a tough trip to Witton Albion (kick-off 3pm).

Albion sit fourth in the table and Bears boss Paul Lines will have a tough task on his hands to guide his men to some much-needed points to help steer them out of the relegation places.

Ossett Albion are one of the form teams of the division but they’ll have to be at their very best to return from league leaders AFC Fylde with any points.

The Warehouse Systems Stadium club have lost just one of their last eleven games to see them climb out of the bottom two.

Their trip to Fylde, however, is set to be their toughest yet, with the leaders coming into the clash on the back of a thumping 7-0 win over Harrogate Railway Athletic last time out.

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