Determined Wyke edge out rivals Greetland

WYKE prevailed over Greetland in a hard-fought Pennine League Division Two game.

A nice passing move saw centre Gav Mezals go over in the corner, Brad Ellis adding the extras for Wyke.

The tough, hard-fought encounter between the two was reflected in the 6-0 half-time lead for Wyke.

Greetland scored twice early in the second half but the introduction of substitute Scott Watson seemed to kick-start Wyke and Ian Wormald crashed over.

Mezals showed his class by breaking down the left and offloading to Simon Owen, who crashed over to put Wyke back in front.

The re-introduction of John Vachicolcas helped and, despite going behind to a penalty try, Wyke kept going at the determined home defence. In the last minute, Watson saw a gap between the sticks and powered his way through. Ellis added the conversion.

Wyke coach Warren Pitman said: “Dumb rugby and poor attacking decisions were trumped by a very determined group of individuals who got a deserved win.”

Emley Moor 20

Brighouse Rangers 40

Brighouse continued their winning ways in Pennine League Division Three West at Emley Moor.

Rangers showed they could win ugly. Following 20 minutes of stalemate, Joe Campbell latched onto Karl Frankland’s kick to open the scoring. A neat chip from Ben Drennan was pounced on by veteran Paul Fairhirst. Both conversions were missed.

Emley replied with a well-worked try to reduce the lead. Just before half-time, Rangers extended the lead as Ben Collins scored in the corner. Rangers looked sluggish before Steve O’Keefe crashed over to give them breathing space after the break.

Jamie Barraclough picked up a flat pass from full-back Frankland and Gavin Midgley scoredthe best try of the day.

Kings Cross U13 4

Brighouse Rangers U13 52

Fred Woodhouse was Rangers’ player-of-the-match not only for scoring four tries but for his strong defence.

Joe Porter, Oliver Peterkin (2), William Clerehugh, Robbie Butterworth also went over the line a comfortable triumph.