RASTRICK in their new kit, supplied by F O’Malley & Sons Ltd, took charge of this RCD Huddersfield League 4B clash from the kick-off.
Their back four of John Rimmer, Matty Eyles, Danny Pollard and Danny O’Malley defended high up the pitch and it was not long before a pinpoint cross from Jack Hewitt found Matty Brownridge unmarked in the box and he confidently headed home to make it 1-0.
Rastrick came out like a different team after coach Wheelwright had said a few words, and spent the majority of the second period in the Brighouse half.
With midfield men Ben Price and Elliot Wheelwright commanding the middle of the park it was not long before a through ball again found Brownridge and he slotted home to make it two.
Rastrick kept up the pressure and after a scramble on the edge of the six yard area the ball came free to Price on the penalty spot and he smashed a low shot into the net.
The fourth goal was the move of the game as O’Malley skilfully jinked past a Brighouse attacker on the edge of his own 18 yard line and put a ball through to Price in the centre.
Then with a perfectly weighted pass Price found the on-running Patrick Thompson coming in from the left and after a couple of touches slotted the ball past the keeper to make it four.
The fifth came from a thundering Thompson shot from outside the box which struck the crossbar and bounced down on to the goal line.
There was a moment of confusion from all the players to whether the ball had crossed the line, except for Brownridge, who, knowing he was on a hat trick, poked the ball home to claim the match ball and man of the match.
There was also, good work from Ryan Powell, Jimmy Taylor and keeper Ben Wainwright in a fine team performance.