New Mills 1-2 Ossett Albion - match report

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New Mills slumped to a third defeat in four after a home setback to Ossett Albion on Bank Holiday Monday.

After good performances in the previous two away games, the Millers put in a poor showing upon their return to Church Lane.

Ossett Albion were out of the starting blocks from the kick-off and Ben Grech-Brooksbank shot wide to the left of goal after just twenty seconds.

He repeated the feat just three minutes later before a third attempt was deflected wide of goal.

The hosts had to wait until 25 minutes for their first opportunity of the match; Wes Bancroft’s lob from the left-hand corner of the area just floating over the upright.

Ossett were dominating the game and Dale Kelly headed over the bar from a free-kick, before Nicholas Matthews beat off a challenge on the right and got in a shot from a tight angle which beat Collinge but hit the post before being hacked away.

Danny Shaw had an opportunity to score just before half-time but his shot was high and flew over the bar.

Straight from the re-start, New Mills were onto the attack and Shaw did all the hard work in creating an opening for himself only to scuff his shot with only the goalkeeper to beat.

The stopper immediately cleared the ball downfield and Nicholas Matthews beat Collinge to give Albion the lead.

Ossett doubled their advantage five minutes later when Grech-Brooksbank side-footed in a cross from the left.

New Mills started to play better towards the end and Bancroft did manage to find the net, although it came far too late in the contest.

New Mills: Collinge, Hynes, Fitton, Knight (Howell), Shenton, Wood, Shaw, Parsons (Welsby), Bancroft, Hopper (Hampson), Grimshaw.