Town’s Junior Day proves a bit hit as youngsters show off their skills

Brighouse Juniors open day at Brighouse Town FC.'Under nines - Brighouse Terriers (yellow vests) v Brighouse Tigers (blue).'Joshua Harrison for Terriers and Michael Cain for Tigers.
Brighouse Juniors open day at Brighouse Town FC.'Under nines - Brighouse Terriers (yellow vests) v Brighouse Tigers (blue).'Joshua Harrison for Terriers and Michael Cain for Tigers.

Brighouse Town’s second Junior Day proved to be another roaring success for young players and organisers alike.

Brighouse Juniors FC Terriers and Tigers teams, along with Battyeford and Overthorpe under nines played a round robin competition displaying football of the highest standard.

The bumper crowd at the Dual Seal Stadium were entertained by lots of spectacular goals, outstanding saves and gritty defending.

After six closely contested games Brighouse Terriers lifted the trophy with all the runners-up being presented with certificates provided by Unique Print solutions of Halifax.

The Overthorpe and Battyeford players then led the Brighouse Town and Armthorpe Welfare players onto the pitch for the main match with Brighouse youngsters forming a guard of honour.

Brighouse Juniors manager Richard Brearley, along with Overthorpe’s Dave Wilson and Battyeford’s Neill Harrison and Dave Hall, were united in their gratitude to Brighouse Town’s management for staging the event.

At half time the teams took part in a penalty shoot out with all the players enjoying the occasion.

Brighouse Terriers: Jack Taylor, Samuel Brearley, Joshua Heavyside, Ethan Wroot, Luca Willan, Jack Green, Joshua Harrison and Joshua Wood

Brighouse Tigers: Bradley Atkinson, Joe Whitworth, Michael Kain, James Metcalfe, Ethan Roberts, Kian Collins, Joe Delahunty and Jacob Peyton

Overthorpe: Ethan Saunders, Harvest Wilson, Owen Hemmingway, James Fagelmen, Corben Greaves, Oliver Robson and Bailey Lee

Battyeford : Benjamin Harrison, Benjamin Cassidy , Jamie Sheard, Joshua Hall, Alex Rowden , Kian Taheri, Joshua Gregory, Jenson Robinson, Alfie Micheal, Charlie Crocket, Henry Crowhurst.

Clifton Rangers under 16s bowed out of the County Cup at te hsemi-final stage following a 1-0 defeat Huddersfield YMCA at the county ground, Woodlesford.

Rangers started well and had the best chance of the half when winger Callum Charlton cut in from the left and hit an unstoppable shot which had the keeper beaten but unfortunately hit the post.

YMCA had a couple of half chances but keeper Machen was in fine form and the Rangers defence, marshalled by captain Matty Rowles, gave nothing away.

In the second half both teams gave it everything and with only 15 minutes left the breakthrough came from YMCA when a lofted ball onto the edge of the area was headed in over the advancing Clifton keeper.

Clifton almost equalised but Ryan Thompson saw his shot saved by the keeper.