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MATCH REPORT: City vs. Ossett United

By Media Team

By Jack Towers

City progress in the FA Trophy thanks to last minute drama.

Lancaster City are through to the next round of the FA Trophy thanks to a last gasp effort from Charlie Bailey.

The Dolly Blues took first blood with the attempts on goal when Cole Lonsdale struck from range but failed to test Ossett United goalkeeper, Souter.

However, it was Ossett who took control from there with possession and City struggling in the final third.

Ossett piled the pressure on but failed to really test Jack Sims.

The more the half went on, the more Lancaster grew into the game found themselves in two minutes of madness 25 minutes in.

A free kick on the edge of the box for City whipped in beautifully to the far post, was tapped in only for it to be pulled back for offside.

City then attacked straight after when Ryan Winder swung a wonderful cross from the right wing which was fired into the bottom corner but again ruled for offside.

It's fair to say it woke City up and they had the games best chance when Glenn Steel headed a free kick inches over the bar.

Rob Wilson then caused Ossett further problems with fantastic fast feet down the right wing when he put a super ball across goal which just missed the head of Ryan Winder.

Ossett, however, were keen to remind Lancaster they were still in it when they came extremely close from a free kick right on half time.

Into the second half and City came flying out the starting blocks.

Ryan Winder continued to be a nuisance striking from range seeing his half volley dipping just over.

Shortly after, Simon Wills found space on the edge but dragged a powerful shot well wide.

The game then slowed down an awful lot and it was not until the 76th minute until we had another chance.

It was Chantler for Ossett who fired one from range but went just wide of the mark.

Immediately after, Winder forced an super save from Souter from a free kick.

Then into stoppage time and City fired one off the post from a header coming agonisingly close.

Finally though, with the last kick of the game, Charlie Bailey the substitute came up trumps with a 95th minute winner to dramatically send Lancaster through to the next round.

Updated 09:41 - 13 Nov 2018 by Media Team

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