Waekfield teams learn fate as Evo-Stik fixture list revealed

Miles Smith tackles Richard Tracey at last year's clash between Ossett Albion and Wakefield.
Miles Smith tackles Richard Tracey at last year's clash between Ossett Albion and Wakefield.

The 2013/14 Evo-Stik First Division North fixture list was released this week, with the schedules for local sides Ossett Albion, Ossett Town and Wakefield all revealed.

Ossett Albion get their campaign underway with a home fixture against Bamber Bridge on Saturday, August 17, while Ossett Town and Wakefield are both away.

Town visit Prescot Cables on the opening day, with Wakefield making the trip to Radcliffe Borough.

The duo make their first home appearances the following Tuesday, Wakefield welcoming Mossley, while Town host Ramsbottom Utd.

Ossett Albion play their first away game on the same day as they travel to face Kendal Town.

The first local derby of the season will be on Saturday, August 24 as Wakefield play host to Ossett Albion, before welcoming Ossett Town on Tuesday, September 10.

The reverse fixture between Town and Wakefield is scheduled for Tuesday, October 29.

Ossett Town will make the short journey to Albion on Boxing Day, while Wakefield celebrate the festive period with a trip to Darlington 1883.

Albion then face Wakefield at home on Saturday, April 19, before visiting local rivals Town two days later.

Albion will finish the season at home to Padiham on Saturday, April 26, while Wakefield go to New Mills and Ossett Town visit Northwich Victoria.

All three sides are currently getting their pre-season schedule underway ahead of the start of the new season.

Wakefield put in a good display but were beaten 2-0 at home by Bradford Park Avenue last Saturday.

Wakefield boss Paul Lines used the friendly to try out a number of new faces as well as some of the club’s youngsters, but Bradford showed a cutting edge to take the win.

Ossett Albion started their pre-season with a trip to Maltby Main last night, and will play another six friendlies before their first league game, including home matches with Guiseley and Harrogate Town.

Ossett Town play their first fixture on Tuesday, away at Pontefract Collieries.

Town will also visit Liversedge, Glasshoughton Welfare and AFC Emley before the start of the new season, as well as taking part in the Nostell Miners Welfare Tournament.

Town will be looking to build on their mid-table finish last season when the league programme gets underway, having finished 12th last term.

Wakefield and Ossett Albion will be hoping they can avoid relegation after finishing last season near the foot of the table.