Ossett Are Coming!

Having spent the best part of the last week weighing up who to give my vote to in the 'Player of the Season' awards I almost forgot to do this preview, so apologies if it feels slight.

This Saturday's game sees the conclusion to the home half of Mossley's brief return to Unibond Premier Division football as Ossett Town make their first visit to Seel Park since 1994 when Mossley ended their dreams of Wembley by beating them 3 - 0 in an FA Cup Preliminary Round replay.

In the previous meeting between the two sides this season, Town ran out 3 - 2 winners at Ingfield thanks to a last minute penalty after Mossley had clawed their way back from being two goals down at half-time; Turley and Furnival giving the Lilywhites hope of salvaging something after one of the worst 45 minutes of football played by Mossley this season. At that point.

At that time Ossett were kicking around the lower half of the league with us but as the season draws to a close they sit slap bang in mid-table in eleventh spot, a whole nine places and twenty six points above us. Their 'average' season is also reflected in the current form table where they, coincidentally, sit in eleventh position too - the averageness continuing with Town picking up two wins, draws and defeats in their last six games.

The Yorkshire side enter the match on a three game unbeaten run during which they haven't conceded a goal. Mossley on the other hand face Ossett on the back of three straight defeats and haven't kept a clean sheet since playing Radcliffe a month (five games) ago.

Prediction: After the improved showing against Witton last Saturday it looks as though there may be a bit of pride before the fall. Just for a change I'll say that Ossett will... lose.