Driving for promotion

RANGERS end of season promotion push started with a good performance against a team struggling near the foot of the table.

Several absences meant Rangers had to juggle the team around and call on veteran Simon Wolk to make his first appearance since mid November, despite still carrying a bad knee injury.

Rangers began the brightest and played the majority of the game in the opposition’s half.

The pressure started to tell and the ball was spread wide but wingman Philip Bradbury was unable to hold it.

Eventually Gav Midgley danced past the Wortley defence and scored out wide.

Then prop forward Matty Dawson went over with several defenders on his back following a barnstorming drive.

The first half scoring was completed by Bradbury who went over in the corner to make it 14 - 0 at half-time.

The second half saw Rangers soak up early pressure but when Wolk crashed over from a neat pass from hooker Mark Horne the game was in the bag.

The best was saved for last with a try coming from Reece Spurr, as he out jumped the defence to collect a huge cross-field kick with just one hand and place the ball down to leave the score at 22 - 0.

Wortley put pressure on Rangers and the fullback scored a converted try at the end.

After the game man of the match Andy Sagars said: “I am really enjoying my first season at Brighouse.

“We have such a great set of lads and that shone through today when we had to dig in deep and pull all on our reserves to beat a team who kept coming all game.”