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Ossett Albion

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Northern Premier league Division One North


Formed just after the second world war, Albion initially competed in the very local competitons such as ‘The Heavy Woollen Area’ from 1944-1949, The West Riding County Amateur League for one season and The West Yorkshire League from 1950-1957.

It was in the Yorkshire League that the rivalry with Ossett Town really developed and both clubs left the county league to join the newly formed Northern Counties East in 1982.

However, Albion’s ground standards were a disadvantage being especially aggravating when the Premier Division championship was won in 1999, but promotion to the Northern Premier League was turned down and given to rivals Ossett Town, the runners-up who had the better facilities.

Two seasons later a second place finish did bring promotion, but Albion returned after one season. However, new manager Eric Gilchrist, who was to give wonderful service to the club, took the club back to the Northern Premier League where they have worked hard to establish themselves.


Club Factfile

THe Warehouse Systems Stadium, Dimple Wells, Ossett, Yorkshire WF5 8JU
01924 273 746
Record Attendance:
1200 v Leeds United Opening of floodlights 1986
Most Recent Senior Honour:
Northern Counties East Premier Division 2003-2004

Club History

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 1978-1979Yorkshire League Division Two1st
1979-1980Yorkshire League Division One16th
 1980-1981Yorkshire League Division Two1st
1981-1982Yorkshire League Division One9th
1982-1983Northern Counties East Division One North7th
1983-1984Northern Counties East Division One North5th
1984-1985Northern Counties East Division One Central4th
1985-1986Northern Counties East Division One5th
 1986-1987Northern Counties East Division One1st
1987-1988Northern Counties East Premier Division17thJ.P.Ogilvie
1988-1989Northern Counties East Premier Division17thJ.P. Ogilvie
1989-1990Northern Counties East Premier Division16thP.Little
1990-1991Northern Counties East Premier Division14thP.Little
1991-1992Northern Counties East Premier Division10thD.Cope/S.Griffitths
1992-1993Northern Counties East Premier Division8thDavid Cope
1993-1994Northern Counties East Premier Division8thJimmy Allen
1994-1995Northern Counties East Premier Division10thJimmy Martin
1995-1996Northern Counties East Premier Division10thJimmy Martin
1996-1997Northern Counties East Premier Division5thJimmy Martin
1997-1998Northern Counties East Premier Division3rdJimmy Martin
 1998-1999Northern Counties East Premier Division1stJimmy Martin
1999-2000Northern Counties East Premier Division7thJimmy Martin
2000-2001Northern Counties East Premier Division2ndJimmy Martin
2001-2002Northern Premier League Division One22ndEric Gilchrist
2002-2003Northern Counties East Premier Division5thEric Gilchrist
 2003-2004Northern Counties East Premier Division1stEric Gilchrist
2004-2005Northern Premier League Division One12thEric Gilchrist
2005-2006Northern Premier League Division One14thEric Gilchrist
2006-2007Northern Premier League Division One11thEric Gilchrist
2007-2008Northern Premier League Division One North6thEric Gilchrist
2008-2009Northern Premier League Division One North6thEric Gilchrist
2009-2010Northern Premier League Division One North21stEric Gilchrist
2010-2011Northern Premier League Division One North22ndEric Gilchrist
2011-2012Northern Premier League Division One North18thLloyd Fellow/Paul Watson
2012-2013Northern Premier League Division One North20thLloyd Fellow/Paul Watson
2013-2014Northern Premier League Division One North8th

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