Aiming for the double

Actions from the game Brighouse Rangers v Selby Warriors RL at Russell Way, Brighouse
Actions from the game Brighouse Rangers v Selby Warriors RL at Russell Way, Brighouse

PROMOTION-chasing Brighouse Rangers are aiming for a double.

After last week’s jubilant win over close rivals in Division Two of the Pennine League, Selby Warriors, coaches Alex Muff and Craig Young are confident of doing the double over Odsal Sedbergh on Saturday (2pm).

It will not be easy, but after a convincing win over them at home earlier in the season Rangers are looking to come away with the points.

With a full squad to choose from, competition for places is great and it shows after last week’s impressive win over the north Yorkshire side in horrible conditions how good training has become and the hard work is showing on the pitch.

Rangers have faced and beaten everyone in the league apart from the other unbeaten side Thornhill Trojans, who face Selby this week.

It will be a real test when the two sides meet.

Muff is calling for rugby supporters in the town to get behind his boys for the rest of the season, as they are doing the best at representing Brighouse at the moment.

“The rugby is fast and impressive and they are good to watch,” he said.

Rangers’ second team are to face Farnley Falcons at home on Saturday in a Division Five fixture (2pm).

Rangers have seen their form dip recently, and this is down to numbers turning up on a Saturday.

“Hats off to the lads who have been playing, as they have played with pride and battled the best they could to get a result,” said former coach Dave Barnes.

“Farnley have always been a thorn in Rangers’ side over last three seasons, but when Rangers start to have the belief and numbers they can match anyone in this division.”

Rangers are looking for a second team coach and anyone interested should contact the rugby committee at Brighouse Sports Club.

Andrew Ambler looked after the team last week and hopefully will step in until someone else applies for the job.

Former professional Ambler: “Let’s get back to basics and start enjoying ourselves again, turn up in numbers and forget about the past results.”