Rangers ready to facing unknown quantities as they look to kick on

Actions from Brighouse Rangers v Birkenshaw at Russell Way.
Actions from Brighouse Rangers v Birkenshaw at Russell Way.

Brighouse Rangers travel to North Yorkshire to play Wetherby Bulldogs in Division Five of the Pennine ARL (2.30).

They are an unknown quantity to Rangers, having just been promoted last season.

“We need to kick on from our last performance against Slaithwaite and make the journey worthwhile,” said coach Richard Flynn.

“The squad is coming together nicely, with some new additions to our squad from the former Whitehall Warriors squad.

“Powerhouse prop Mark Airey and second-rower Josh McLean have made a big impact since joining us, and returning half back Mark Bean has given us plenty of shape and control.

“I’m not stressing anymore and really looking forward to the rest of the season and will tell the players this when we meet at 12 noon on Saturday.”

Chairman Dave Barnes, on behalf of the club and players, would like to pass on their coingratulations and happiness to first team prop Gavin Pettifor who is marrying his partner Jodie this Saturday at the Shay.

“May you both have a fantastic day,” he said

With most of the first team squad attending the club had to postpone their Division One game and will resume at Morley next Saturday.

With no game last weekend due to the SL Grand Final, Gary Barnett had the first team play the second team to give everyone a run out and have a look at all the players at his disposal.

Another business has come on board to back Rangers, B&M Collins Butchers of Cleckheaton have sponsored Ben Collins for the season.

Wyke under 13’s played host to Stanningley on the final Saturday of league action at Wyke Park and secured a 20-0 success

Wyke wasted no time in stating their intentions as they took the lead from the kick-off. Bradley Clarkson kicked a high ball which was superbly taken and from there some fine passing was completed by stand-off Cameron Scott.

Scott went over for a second before persistent pressure forced Stanningley into an error and captain Sebastian Blanco made a superb burst, breaking through a couple of strong challenges to race over. Ben Proctor added the extras to give Wyke a 14-0 lead.

With the clock running down there was time for one last score when Scott took a pass just inside the Stanningley half and raced clear of the visitors back line to complete a fine hat-trick. Proctor completed the try.

Wyke now face an anxious wait to see if it was enough to gain automatic promotion.