Wyke revenge in derby clash

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IT was derby time at Wyke park as the hosts welcomed local rivals Brighouse Rangers.

It was also a game that Wyke coaches Nigel Briggs and Ian Crossland really wanted to win having been a part of Brighouse for a long time.

Wyke also wanted to get revenge as Brighouse defeated them at their home ground.

The first points were scored by Brighouse when centre Gavin Midgley went in for the first try, which was not converted.

From the restart James Dewhirst secured Wyke possession.

Then a couple of surging runs by the Wyke pack took them to two metres from the try line.

Captain Ian Watkinson brushed off three defenders to begin Wyke’s dominance. The try was converted by Michael Wormald to take the lead.

Dewhirst then scored his first of three when a chip over the defence was retrieved, followed by a turn of pace as he went round the full-back to score. The try was converted by Wormald.

He then kicked a penalty to make it 14 - 4 at half-time.

The first try of the second-half was Dewhirst’s second.

An error by a Brighouse forward saw him hack the ball forward twice and dive on it to score. Wormald converted to make it 20 - 4.

Wyke once again opted for a two-point penalty by Wormald.

Dewhirst struck again when he powered his way through to register his hat trick. It was converted by Wormald to complete his 100 per cent kicking record.

There was a consolation try for Rangers by Scott Bradley, converted by Andy Sagar..