Pre-Season Friendly - Friday 4th September - WTFC 4, Ossett United 4
It was a completely different type of game from the one against Thorncliffe as our Under 19s came back late to earn a draw in the dying minutes.
A brace from midfielder Charlie Gill stunned the crowd of around 80 and the players on the pitch as he first struck a free kick which left the keeper standing on 89 minutes and an equaliser a minute later.
The opening goal came after just eight minutes when good combination play saw Brad Baeza start the attack down the right with a pass to Tom Croggon into the box.
Instead of shooting the striker, who had drawn the keeper and defender to him faked a shot and squared to the unmarked Darnell Joseph who only had to tap home.
Ossett United equalised on 14 minutes with help from a deflection which took the ball past keeper Josh Thornton who was already at full stretch.
Baeza was involved again as the U19s re-took the lead on 29 minutes. Another run down the right saw the attacker cross and it could have been a cross-come-shot as it looked to be going in, but Joseph decided to make sure and headed in from all of a couple of inches out to grab his third in two appearances.
The lead only lasted two minutes though as Ossett United hit back again quickly. It was almost a carbon copy with a cross from the left finding the forward free to head home, although it was a little further out from the goal line.
In the second half both sides were restricted to having chances, until just after the hour mark when Ossett took the lead for the first time.
Despite three or four challenges, the Ossett striker squirmed his way through into the box before a deft touch lofted the ball around sub keeper Adam Greenwood.
on 69 minutes Ossett had a two-goal advantage with another headed goal with left Greenwood with no time to react following the cross.
When everyone thought the game was over manager Ryan Smith shuffled his pack and put defender Saba Tedoradze in attack. He did well in the unfamiliar position and struck the crossbar to give the U19s a glimpse of hope.
With a minute to go a free-kick was won in front of goal and Gill curled in a low shot around the wall and left the keeper standing still as it then nestled in the bottom corner.
A minute later and Tedoradze flicked on a ball in the box to Gill and the midfielder didn't miss his chance to make an impression and finished superbly to stun the keeper and his Ossett United teammates once more as the U19s grabbed a late equaliser.
Match Result: Wombwell Town 4, Ossett United 4.
WTFC Man of the Match: Charlie Gill.
Wombwell Town Squad (all appeared):