Colts gallop to first win of season

Brighouse juniors
Brighouse juniors

A great display from Northowram Colts under 11s saw them register their first win of the season with a 4-3 success over Greetland.

Helped by two new signings, Ben Brearley and Dylan Metcalf, Colts went ahead with a penalty by man of the match Daniel Lynch, followed by further goals from Lewis Conlan, Metcalf and Charlie Cooper.

Greetland came back strongly in the second half scoring three goals.

However, the resilience of Marshall Heaton and Ollie Spence in midfield, defenders Brearley, William Madgewick and Josh Goodaire, plus great goalkeeping from Daniel Motley, allowed Northowram to claim the points.

Their best performance of the season was not enough for Brighouse Juniors U11s as they werr denied victory by Netherton in the final minutes of a fine game.

Netherton provided quality opposition but in the end good goalkeeping prevented Brighouse from securing an emphatic win.

At the other end, Brighouse ‘keeper Anthony Ellwood saved a penalty in the second half and made some excellent saves.

Oliver Slater grabbed both Brighouse goals, one in each half.

He should have claimed a third but was brought down for a free kick while Tyne Binns’ excellent shot was tipped away by the Netherton goalie.

Man-of-the-match Luke Smith was also denied a chance of putting his name on the scoresheet as Brighouse raised their game against a team who are placed well above them in the league table.

Torin Brady and Ben Orley defended well as Brighouse twice went in front only to concede a heartbreaking finalgoal in the last couple of minutes.

Brighouse Juniors Under15s recovered from an horrendous start which saw them four down in 20 minutes to compete well against opponents Ossett Albion who are much higher than them in the table.

Poor marking allowed the hosts to take control but, to their credit, Brighouse kept battling.

Captain and goalkeeper Matthew Rutter led the way with some outstanding saves, but he was powerless to prevent the opposition from sealing the win.

After the break, the visitors matched Ossett all the way and can take heart from the 7-2 defeat.