Local rivals serve up a treat as Brighouse run out winners

Action from Brighouse under15s
Action from Brighouse under15s

Brighouse Terriers U10s and Clifton served up their usual thrilling spectacle with Brighouse running out 5-3 winners.

Clifton defenders Isaac Ferris and Alex Stoddart, along with ‘keeper Joshua Asquith, had to be on top of their game to halt the Brighouse charge in the first half.

Ethan Wroot and man of the match Jack Green enjoyed great attacking runs down the right side before Brighouse broke the deadlock when Kye Lewis scored with a diving header.

Brighouse added to the scoreline early in the second half with a great solo goal from Joshua Wood, then a great team effort led to Joshua Heavyside heading home.

Clifton responded well with a similar team goal scored by Leon Enright before Heavyside scored Brighouse`s fourth from the kick off.

Clifton were rewarded for their hard work when Xander Turton stuck home an unstoppable free kick into the Brighouse net before Wood scored his second of the game to round of Brighouse`s scoring, Finley Clarke pulling one back for Clifton.

Brighouse Juniors Tigers U10s kept up their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-0 victory over previously unbeaten Park Avenue.

The Tigers took the lead when Park Avenue turned a cross into their own goal. Brighouse kept up the pressure but couldn’t get a second with Ashlee Beck, Liam Lyne, Joshua Lumb, Joe Delahunty and Jacob Peyton all having good chances saved by the impressive Park Avenue goalkeeper.

The Tigers started the second half strongly but needed Liam Glackin, Harry Boylan and Zach Smith to defend well while Jack Taylor in t goal kept the Park Avenue attackers at bay.

The Tigers finally got a second when Liam Lyne waltzed through the Park Avenue defence and slotted home from a tight angle.

Brighouse were unlucky not to add to their total but a great all round performance meant they kept a clean sheet.

A hard fought game between Brighouse Juniors U11s and Drighlington which could have gone either way finished with both teams getting a deserved point from a 2-2 scoreline.

Brighouse, playing in their new kit for the first time and missing two regular players, bossed the first half and took the lead when Andrew Coates rose to head home a corner.

Antony Ellwood looked solid in goal as Drighlington sorties were snuffed out, but he was finally beaten from the spot after a foul in the area.

Just before the break, the home side caught the visitors dozing with a short corner and Dylan Metcalfe restored the lead.

Drighlington came into the game after the break and quickly levelled. Brighouse reasserted themselves as the game wore on but chances were created at both ends and the sides were grateful to their ‘keepers for earning a share of the spoils.