Brighouse pull out all the stops as they secure comfortable victory

Brighouse Juniors under 14s defend a free-kick during their narrow defeat by Birchencliffe
Brighouse Juniors under 14s defend a free-kick during their narrow defeat by Birchencliffe

Brighouse Juniors under 10s were full value for the three points after edging a closely-fought game 3-1 with hosts Ossett.

Thomas Pearson, Luke Smith, Michael Jones and Ben Orley sprayed the ball around well while Ben Brearley helped snuff out any attacking threat in a tight first half.

The breakthrough came when a cross from the lively Ben Esgate was turned in by Andrew Coates.

An own goal from a Smith corner extended Brighouse’s lead after the interval but Ossett came back with a well-worked headed goal.

Brighouse keeper Anthony Ellwood made some fine saves before Smith wrapped up the points with a close-range effort after a goalmouth scramble.

Brighouse Juniors under 12s took an early lead against Ossett Jaguars on their way to a 3-0 success.

Alex Keenan fired home after the ball ran loose from a corner.

Further pressure paid off when Massey was put through by Mallinson and he slotted the ball past the advancing keeper.

Ossett put Brighouse under pressure in the second half, Garside, Javed and Sunderland keeping them at bay.

With three minutes remaining Javed fed Hopkins who crossed for Elwin to put the game beyond Ossett’s reach.

A late goal from Birchencliffe under 14s denied Brighouse’s 10 men the draw they deserved.

It was 0-0 at half time and the score was a fair reflection of an even game.

Keeper Matty Rutter was confident in goal and Joseph Rawlins threatened in midfield even after Brighouse went 1-0 down soon after half time.

George Ferris found the net soon after from a Reece Jones corner to level butBrighouse conceded what turned out to be the winner late on.

Clifton Rangers under 10A knew it was going to be a tough task at Mount Pleasant A.

Both sides had chances before Ben Gledhill rifled a free-kick into the top corner while the last kick of the game saw the hosts scramble an equaliser.

Brighouse Juniors Tigers under nines produced their best performance of the season in a 7-1 win over Ossett.

There were four goals from Joshua Lumb, two quality strikes from Ethan Wroot and a well deserved goal for Bradley Atkinsion.

The strikers were backed up well by midfielders Kian Collins and Joe Withworth.

Liam Glackin was a rock in defence, Jack Taylor was on top form in goal and captain Joe Delahunty put in a fine display.