Rangers are hungry for points after their month-long lay off

Actions from the game, Illingworth v Brighouse Rangers RL at Mason Green'Pictured is Stuart Proctor
Actions from the game, Illingworth v Brighouse Rangers RL at Mason Green'Pictured is Stuart Proctor

Without a game in four weeks Rangers were fresh and raring to get the season going again.

First to score for Rangers was young wingman Jordan Sild, who scored out wide. Gary Proctor missing the conversion.

Jamie Barraclough was the next to cross the whitewash when the Morley hooker left a gaping hole in the defensive line which Barraclough gladly dashed through. Proctor converted to leave the score 10-0 at half time.

With a slight slope advantage in the second half, Rangers were relentless in putting the game to bed. From the kick off Rangers went the full length, wingman Gary Proctor finishing the move off. Proctor converted his own try.

Rangers were soon on the score sheet again when the supporting Stuart Proctor was put through. Gary Proctor converted. Stuart Proctor looked like he was to double his tally for the game when he crossed the line, however in his desire to score under the posts and make the conversion for his older brother easier, Proctor was stripped of the ball. The alert Gav Pettifor was the first to react to the loose ball as he pounced to bag himself a try. Gary Proctor converted.

Former professional and club coach Alex Muff continued his good form, notching a try for the fourth consecutive game. Muff dived in from acting half. Proctor missed the conversion

Next to score was second row forward Chris ‘Burt’ Burns. Burt somehow managed to find himself with the ball on the last tackle. Some quick thinking saw him shape to kick, which fooled the Morley defence, and then he showed a great turn pace as he staggered to the line, bumped off two would-be tacklers before putting in a dive Tom Daley would be proud of to beat the covering full-back to the line. Proctor converted.

The returning Andrew Esmond finished the scoring off, showing the Morley defence a clean pair of heels.

Esmond skipped through and notched a deserved try under the posts. Proctor converted to leave Rangers triumphant.

Morley Borough 6

Brighouse Rangers 44

Pennine ARL Division One