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BRIGHOUSE Town hosted a tournament for Brighouse Juniors and Rastrick Juniors under nines during their league fixture against Arnold Town last Saturday.

Brighouse Tykes played Rastrick C in the curtain raiser.

Brighouse had four under eight players on show in Dylon Barlow, Archie Eastwood, Samuel Crabtree and Sam Wood-Ives, all impressing with under nines Harvey Fuller and Michael Kain battling hard in midfield.

Rastrick broke on the counter several time with Kai Geddes and Hugo Thompson going close.

Rastrick keeper Archie Cresswell made a string of outstanding saves to keep Brighouse at bay.

The Tykes had to dig deep to create openings which led to their two goals and the result.

The semi finals brought together Brighouse Juniors Tigers against Rastrick A and Brighouse Juniors Terriers v Rastrick B.

In the first semi Brighouse found Rastrick in dominant form. With goals from Archie Corcoran (3), Regan Pickersgill and Harvey Mitchell.

Bradley Atkinson in the Brighouse goal was in outstanding form, earning him the player of the day.

The final Score was Brighouse Tigers 1 Rastrick A 5.

The second semi saw Brighouse play with confidence. Joshua Wood displayed skill and trickery while Samuel Brearley and Joshua Heavyside added steel and backbone to the side.

Keeper Jack Taylor had to be on top of his game to stop Rastrick’s charge while Jack Fitt and Sebastian Fahey created several chances for marksman Sheldon Foxcroft. Final score Brighouse 5 Rastrick 0

The final between the Terriers and Rastrick A was played on the main pitch at half time.

The game was frantic from the whistle with Rastrick pushing forward in numbers.

Luca Willan and Jack Green gave their all for the Brighouse cause but were unable to find the back of the net.

Rastrick looked organised with Dan Rowley and Chris Hudson in defence giving midfielders Regan Pickersgill and Harvey Mitchell great support.

It was Mitchell who scored the only goal of the game earning victory for Rastrick and the trophy in front of a crowd approaching 175.

Both teams would like to thank Brighouse Town and look forward to the next junior day in the near future.

A FIRST ever meeting between Rastrick under 16s and Ossett B started with some great football skills from both sides, plenty of passing and tackling.

Rastrick’s defence was working well and keeping a good line before Ossett played a through ball which Rastrick were slow to react to and the visitors took the lead.

The midfield worked hard at finding space and sending the ball wide down the wings and into the box where Harry Dews tapped the ball in to bring the home team level at half time.

Rastrick started the second half with a keeper swap, Jack Morris going between the sticks and Daniel Purvis making his debut in central defence.

Ossett tested Morris on a number of occassions but he was equal to the task.

After a number of free kicks and corners had failed to come to anything, Jack Smith fired a ball in from the corner with pace and an Ossett player headed into his own net to give Rastrick a deserved 2-1 win after they had played some excellent football.