Steve Riding, the bearded YEP photographer, stuck another photo of Ossett Town in the paper today.
This time, he's photographed a cr*p team, from February 1993.
from left to right: IAN CLARKE, forward who had been at Rotherham United and Worksop Town, he didn't stay long.
STEVE DALE midfielder who had been at Barnsley, he stayed for a year or so, i don't know where he went either.
ALAN WILKINSON full back who also had been with Barnsley, he left not long afterwards for Boston United along with Dean Trott. Years later, when Boston were in the same division as us (yes folks, the famous Boston United spent two whole seasons in the same division as little old Ossett Town!) i looked at a Boston website about old Boston players and they said Alan left Boston and went to play for a number of clubs down south, including i think Bishop's Stortford.
ROBERT TAYLOR. Bob was a centre forward who we signed from Worsbrough Bridge. He was cr*p.
SIMON MASSIE. goalkeeper also from South Yorkshire, i think he was also at Stocksbridge. A steady enough keeper, he was not popular though, he would keep shouting "hold, hold, hold" throughout the game. One man near me had enough and shouted out "ffs, will you f**king shut up", i started laughing, Massey turned around and glared at me, which made me laugh even more.
DAVE BURSZTYN. Defender or midfielder or something. Used to be with Grimethorpe, a bit of a character.
STEVE WORSFOLD "Herbie" had returned to us from Winterton and was one of the few players we had any trust or belief in at the time. That was the time he dished out one of the all time great b*ll*ckings on a football pitch, at a corner, young left back Jamie Gibson wasn't standing at the near post as he should have been, "Herbie" went ballistic and bawled young Jamie out, so much so, the ref, looking shocked, ran over and said "whoa, calm down big fella".
PAUL ELSWORTH another former Grimethorpe player, he scored over 20 goals for us that season, he later went to Maltby. The last man to score 20 in a season before Gary Brook.
ANDY CRACKNELL centre back who was also back for a second spell after being with Bridlington Town. He didn't stay long, went to Denaby and later went into management with Hemsworth Town.
front row, left to right: DAVE LEADBEATER the player manager. He left not long after the photo was taken, his 18 months in charge had not been great, not helped by all the legal difficulties going at the time. He later managed a team in the Barnsley sunday league, but it was as a scout he made his name, working for Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough.
PAUL HODGSON a defender from the Barnsley area, not a great player but seemed popular enough with everyone.
MARK FRIDD. Short, overweight, but always liable to do something if he got the ball. I think he had been at Worsbrough Bridge and scored a few goals.
LEE MYERS full back who played for quite a few years with various South Yorkshire sides including Sheffield FC. Always a popular visitor to Ossett Town in later years.
ROBERT CONNOR defender and brother of current Ipswich Town assistant boss, Terry Connor. Robert had been at Ossett town for a few years since being brought to the club by Ces Podd. He left Ossett in 1994. Another brother Malcolm also played non league. Apparently now works for Kirklees Council.
PAUL BRENTON a full back in second spell at Ossett Town, he also played for Grimethorpe and Pontefract Collieries, He wasn't very good either.
It was a rubbish team, but after Dave Leadbeater left, reserve boss Chris Allwood took over, we thrashed a few teams in those last few games, including Harrogate Railway by 10 goals to 1. Elsworth scored 5. Allwood left at the end of the season and we appointed former Barnsley player Ali Millar as manager, with Derrick Parker as assistant and John Peachey as reserve manager. that team was even worse!