HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
SALFORD CITY OSSETT ALBION
 

Star date: 18th September 2010 

Ossett Albion 6 Salford City 2

SHOCKER IN OSSETT

A linesman apparently swearing at fans… a goal dreamt up in the empty brain of the ref…the Salford City chairman sent off…two penalties…eight goals…and cows making more noise than the home fans…

What on earth went on in Ossett this afternoon? And where on earth is Ossett?

Click here to find out!  (Warning, bad language ahoy!)


Ossett Albion Salford City Salford City Ossett Albion Salford City Ossett Albion
click image to enlarge

"Moo when you're winning…You only moo when you're winning…Moo when you're wiiiiiinnning…You only moo when you're winning…"

This game was only ten minutes old when Ossett Albion, already a goal in front from a dodgy penalty, were handed a second goal after everyone on the pitch had stopped playing.

A punt up front from the Ossett midfield had seen their striker galloping away down the right, only for the linesman's flag to be raised for offside. With everyone stopped, the Ossett attacker hit a hopeful shot, almost as an afterthought, and the ball sailed over the half hearted hands of Salford keeper Andy Roberston, hit the far post and nestled in the net. The referee gave the goal.

The linesman, it seems, had changed his mind, and wasn't flagging for offside any more but flagging for a free kick to Ossett which was played on. This was rubbish. No-one in the ground believed that. But the goal stood and Salford's manager and chairman, Darren Quick, gave a well deserved gobful to the crap officials. He was sent off, banished to the non-existent stands, and had to spend the rest of the game leaning against a brick wall about a yard from the dugout.

As the game progressed some Salford fans on the touchline were, er, `ticking off' the officials for such an awful decision and by all accounts, the linesman turned around and told them to `fuck off'. Surely you can't have the officials swearing at the crowd? This isn't some Sunday park game with dads running the line, this is the Evo-Stik First Division North! 

Shocking! And what if there had been children within earshot? What would they have thought - having been told by those in authority that they shouldn't use bad language, only to go to an innocent game of football on a Saturday afternoon and have the `referee's assistant' tell them to `fuck off'? Their poor, innocent ears would have been violated – by someone in a uniform, with a flag and a badge and everything.

Fortunately the Salford City kids were far away from the abominable language, tucked away behind the goal listening to their dads doing the swearing – phew! It's ok when your dad does it at footy matches – it's like car language isn't it?

The injustice and anger running through the Ammies team seemed to galvanise them into a fightback. First Ben Beresford hit the post after being set up by Rhodri Giggs, and minutes later the roles were reversed as Beresford layed the ball off to Giggs who hooked a lob over the Ossett defence to bring the score back to 2-1.

All this in the first 15 minutes. The game settled down a bit but Ossett scored a third after half an hour to make it 3-1 by half time. Salford City had a mountain to climb in the second half. Literally.

Having moved to the other side of the ground for the second half the true gradient of the pitch could be experienced. The pitch isn't just sloped, it's straight from the crazy house at the local fairground. The Salford City players almost needed suckers on their boots to run up the wing. Never mind playing on this pitch, it makes you dizzy just looking at it.

Welcome to Ossett. It's a small Yorkshire village, somewhere near Wakefield, in a football land that time has forgot. With a pitch cut out of the hillside (someone forgot the spirit level) and with the sound of cows moo-ing constantly, the game had a surreal atmosphere even before the kick off.

You drive up to the ground and there's loads of cars and people – but they're here for the women's rounders game on the cricket pitch outside. There's hardly anyone actually in the ground at all. They announce the teams and all the Ossett players are sponsored by everyone in the village it seems - from the local photographer to the Ossett Girls Under 11 Team… Yet no-one actually bothers to come and watch them. Which isn't surprising because they haven't won in the league all season – until today.

With the cows in the next field moo-ing their encouragement, Ossett kick on in the second half and score a fourth from a flowing passing move through the Salford defence. The Ammies pull one back when sub Dean Cooper heads into the centre for Darren Hockenhull to nod in to make it 4-2. Ossett get a fifth via deflected shot, and a sixth from another penalty when Andy Robertson hauls down an Albion attacker. So 6-2 to Ossett. And not a good performance from Salford – in truth they could have played til the cows came home (er, they did) and not won this game.

At the end Darren Quick, Salford City chairman/manager came over to the Salford supporters behind the goal and apologised for the team's display. It was bad, but the referee and linesman started off the rot by giving Albion a two goal lead.

Indeed the standard of refereeing in the Evo-Stik league this season has been shocking. For at least four matches Salford have had just cause to criticise the officials. Betting on the game. Or just incompetent fools? It doesn't mater. The point is that Salford are sinking down the league – with Chester and Skelmersdale next up, before another trip to Ossett in the FA Trophy – oh joy. Bring your cow bells and dizzy pills.

Salford City's game against Chester at Moor Lane on 28th September 3pm is all ticket. See the club's website for further info www.salfordcityfc.co.uk

Photos by Andrew Goudie

 


 


 

Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Salford Star Hoodies
Salford Star contact
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: GOVERNMENT BLOCKS SALFORD CLADDING REPLACEMENT
tell you what, lets get the two master builders Merry and Dennett to sort it out. They could use the new wonderful company they ha... [more]
article: GOVERNMENT BLOCKS SALFORD CLADDING REPLACEMENT
If I did a bad job, would the council lend me £25million to put it right? Would they bollocks. The bad insulation can be ripped of... [more]
article: CLADDING AND WINDOW SAFETY SCARES AT SALFORD BLOCKS
Sorry people, I was not educated in Salford. Sorry for the mistakes in my message. pressed the wrong buttons I should have checked... [more]
article: GOVERNMENT BLOCKS SALFORD CLADDING REPLACEMENT
Like I said before Ray now is time for action. The tennants should not pay their rent and use the money to sue these shitbags. The... [more]
article: SALFORD PENDLETON TOGETHER TENANTS TELL OF KNIVES, NIBES, CLADDING, DODGY WINDOWS AND HOLES IN THE WALLS
Excellent writting whoever wrote this. People who are kept in a state of fear and disadvantagement will find it hard to stand up t... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

GOVERNMENT BLOCKS SALFORD CLADDING REPLACEMENT

Star date: 21st September 2018

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL CAN'T ACCESS £400MILLION GOVERNMENT CLADDING FUND

Salford City Council has been told by the Government that it can't access the £400million public fund to help with the cost of replacing dangerous cladding on the nine Pendleton blocks because it's part of a PFI.

Nor will the Government allow the Council to loan Pendleton Together Operating Limited money from its £25million fund set aside for the cladding. In short, it's a complete mess.

Full details here...

SALFORD PENDLETON TOGETHER TENANTS TELL OF KNIVES, NIBES, CLADDING, DODGY WINDOWS AND HOLES IN THE WALLS

Star date: 21st September 2018

'IF YOU WERE TO LIVE HERE FOR ONE WEEK IN ONE OF OUR FLATS, IT WOULD OPEN YOUR EYES...'

Dodgy cladding, knife fights, a tenant threatening to jump off the roof, windows that you can't open, others that are almost falling out...and those NIBEs eating up people's heating budgets. Oh, and tenancy warnings handed out like confetti to elected tenants association officers who are trying to make things better.

Welcome to the Pendleton Together blocks, where residents at Malus Court have just about had enough...

Full details here...

PARENTS MAKE A STAND AGAINST FORCED CHILD REMOVAL BY SALFORD CITY COUNCIL

Star date: 20th September 2018

CIVIC CENTRE SEES PARENTS RAISE AWARENESS OF COUNCIL CHILD REMOVAL PRACTICE

"We're not doing this for the parents we're doing this for the kids, because kids are being hurt..."

Today saw parents who have had their children removed stage an awareness demonstration outside Salford Civic Centre... "We're not fighting for our kids to be brought back to us now, we're fighting for a better system for our kids in the future because it's not right what's going on, it's really not" Katie Jane told the Salford Star.

The demonstration is set to continue tomorrow (Friday) and next week until the 25th September, with networking in Victoria Park over the weekend.

Full details here...

£7MILLION CYCLE AND WALKING ROUTES FOR SALFORD ANNOUNCED

Star date: 20th September 2018

MONTON, SWINTON AND TRINITY WAY TO GET NEW CYCLE PATHS

Transport for Greater Manchester has announced a plan for £7.1million worth of cycle paths and walkways in Monton, Swinton and Trinity Way, with Salford City Council contributing £1.2million towards the total cost.

"The people of Greater Manchester will soon have a genuine choice in how they travel, ensuring that they and their children have a viable and attractive alternative to the car" says Chris Boardman, Greater Manchester Cycling and Walking Commissioner.

Full details here...

HARROP FOLD HEAD SLAMS ‘PERSONAL VENDETTA’ OF SALFORD CITY COUNCIL

Star date: 19th September 2018

DREW POVEY ACCUSES SALFORD COUNCIL OF 'HEAVY HANDED' 'VENDETTA'

"I'm speaking up for myself but also all the leaders who have been in touch to say the same happened to them #TakeAStand..." Drew Povey

Drew Povey, the Executive Head of Harrop Fold in Little Hulton, has resigned from his post, slamming Salford Council's "heavy handed approach" while investigating 'administrative errors' at the school and accusing it of a "personal vendetta".

In an open letter to the school's governors, Drew Povey writes that he refuses to walk away from the school with a settlement and accept a gagging clause.  So he's gone public...to #TakeAStand.

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx