CLIFTON Rangers U16s continued their climb up the Huddersfield Junior League Division One table with a convincing 4-0 win at Howden Clough but they will be dissapointed they didn’t score more.
Josh Margison opened the scoring after five minutes and Callum Charlton then added a second minutes later. It wasn’t until just before the break that Rangers added their third from top scorer Margison.
Clough tried to get back into the game in the second half but superb defensive work from Tom Mitchell and Matty Rowles ensured Rangers kept another clean sheet.
After missing a hatful of chances, Clifton finally got their fourth goal near the end from Charlton.
Rastrick Juniors U13 B ran out narrow 3-2 winners over Kirkheaton.
Good passing from Burton saw the ball placed upfield to Leadbeater who beat his man on the wing. He crossed in to Holland but his shot just went wide.
Kirkheaton replied and in the 15th minute the defence was beaten Thornton doing his best to stop the shot but the ball just beating him low to the left.
The home side showed determination and passes from Pare, Ahmed, King and Holland saw the ball falling to Mitchell who slotted it home for Rastrick’s equaliser.
Kirkheaton went close to scoring again but good tackling in defence from Tyler, Dawson, Lee and Alderson stopped tthem in their tracks.
them from progressing. Rastrick then had a break just before half time, Holland just putting the ball wide.
A break from Rastrick in the second half saw Mitchell through on goal, his shot just missing the target before a huge kick upfield from the visitors’ keeper was cleared by Tyler up to Pare who found Ahmed in space on the wing. Aburst of speed saw him beat the defender and cross for King to score Rastrick’s second. A couple of minutes later a pass from Pickup found Lahertty in space and he dribbled the ball upfield before freeing Holland for his second.
Thornton was called upon several times as the visitors broke through and their persistence paid off when a ball through found an attacker free and he made no mistake.
There was a dramatic ending when a break from Kirkheaton saw them win a penalty but Thornton saved the day.
CLIFTON Rangers U10s started brightly in their 1-1 draw with Deighton and dominated midfield with Harrison Gilbert and Bradley Hall-Crowther in total control.
An early through ball sent Ben Gledhill on an amazing run, leading to him being brought down in the Deighton box. Gledhill took the penalty but was the Deighton keeper made a fine save.
Clifton kept the pressure on and a brilliant combination of Gledhill and Dominic Rayner led to a class individual goal by Robbie Thompson.
Clifton became complacent after the goal and Deighton replied quickly.
In the second half the game went from end-to-end. Freddie Ward went close for Clifton numerous times and keeper Archie Brown pulled off three or four outstanding saves. At the death Drew Mithchell became the hero with a last ditch tackle.
BRIGHOUSE Juniors Terriers U9s continued their impressive run of form with a 3-0 win against a very talented Saville Town side.
Captain Luca Willan was given a free role which proved to be successful as he linked up play from defence to attack with great effect.
Brighouse`s opener came through a Joshua Heavyside strike midway through the first half.
Samuel Brearley and Joshua Harrison stood firm in the Terriers’ defence while Bradley Atkinson pulled off some great saves in goal.
Heavyside latched onto a Willan through ball to score the second of the game.
Brighouse`s third against the Dewsbury side came as Harrison hit a rocket from the half way line which struck the upright only to find Ethan Wroot on hand to turn it in.