Rangers seal it in first half blitz

Actions from the game Kings Cross Park v Brighouse Rangers at Calderdale College, Halifax'Pictured is Reece Spurr for Rangers
Actions from the game Kings Cross Park v Brighouse Rangers at Calderdale College, Halifax'Pictured is Reece Spurr for Rangers

RANGERS made the short trip over to Calderdale College to take on King Cross Park from the Championship with strong belief of getting to the final.

They came up against a strong defence and with King Cross throwing everything at them with some strong running from fromer Warrington Wolves academy player Zak Dewhirst.

But, it was Rangers who scored first with some neat passes from Stu Proctor and Ross Young finding Ben Collins out wide.

Neil Walton landed the conversion and then Rangers started taking control with some strong running from Andrew Walters and Wayne Jowett before a neat short pass from Proctor sent in Scott Bradley.

Walton converted from under the posts, however King Cross kept coming up the hill but were met by the solid Rangers defence and only the running of Dewhirst really caused Rangers problems.

Gav Midgley was next to cross for Rangers with some neat footwork and once again sure-footed Walton converted.

Then Jowett seemed like he was going to go over in the corner before jinking over to the right of the post following a massive fend.

This time Karl Frankland landed the conversion which put Rangers 24-0 up at the break.

Rangers knew they had one foot in the final but knew that everything would be thrown at them after the restart.

Lee Brook and King Cross’s stand-off tried to find a way through the Rangers’ defence, but to no avail despite some excellent running from Dewhirst.

Unfortunately for him he was having to take nearly every drive and soon tiring in the second period, King Cross had to take him off and they were down to 12 men after their captain was sin bined for a high tackle.

Rangers finished the game with excellent passes from both Proctor and Young finding Steve Wood out wide and he took advantage and stepped inside to score Rangers fifth try.

The aim was not to conceed but with five minutes to go King Cross’s hooker darted over from acting half.

Best for Rangers, were Proctor Reece Spurr and Bradley.