OTLEY Town went into the weekend's game at Hunslet FC with five first choice players out through injury or in one case, unavailability.

And things got worse during the ninety minutes, with their centre back being sent off after two yellow cards and goalkeeper Joseph Mash was then carried off with a back injury.

The wholesale changes in personnel meant that Otley had to blood several young and inexperienced players into the team.

They performed brightly but overall, Otley lacked combined effort and whilst the team were rather unlucky to lose their first two league games - they were palpably second best in this encounter.

The first half in terms of possession was fairly even and all was well until Hunslet's number five found acres of space from a corner to plant a header past the Otley goalkeeper.

Otley’s best chance of the first half fell to Moorhouse who stole through on goal but got his legs in a tangle in trying to move the ball on to his favoured left foot.

A right foot swinger might have done the trick. Then Ben Richardson, who worked his socks off all afternoon, hit a strong 25 yarder which the home keeper did well to save.

The second half was somewhat of a disaster for Otley conceding a second sloppy goal, losing a player to the red card and having keeper Mash with injury. Andy Howland did what he could taking over in goal but Hunslet also missed several chances to put the game out of sight.

So, a disappointing afternoon for the team and the travelling Otley faithful.

Next up for Otley, a home game versus local rivals Rawdon on August 24 (last night) and they'll have been looking to get back to winning ways.