Brighouse Rangers U-13s 36 Normanton Knights 4
Brighouse Rangers started as they mean to go on against visiting Normanton at the weekend, scoring straight from the kick-off and never taking their foot off the gas.
Rangers’ half-back Robbie Butterworth found touch at the very start of the game and, from the resulting scrum, the ball was moved across the field and back for centre Daryl Lappage to dive in at the corner.
The Knights were next to score to level matters.
Rangers’ forwards Tom Oldroyd, Ellis Collins, Noah Roy, Joe Porter and Josh Riley then made big yards with determined running.
And, from a set-piece, Rangers’ Will Clerehugh and Butterworth moved the ball to Jack Wake with Danny McGrath, Oliver Peterkin and Morley Crossley all involved.
The ball was then moved back across the field to Lappage, who passed back inside to Cieran McFarland to score out wide.
Strong running from Peterkin saw him then crash over from the halfway line to score a fine try.
Butterworth converted and it was 14-4.
With the clock running down, Rangers hooker Clerehugh shot over from acting half to score a try and Butterworth again converted for a 20-4 half-time lead.
After the break, Porter bulldozed the Knights’ defence to pieces to score out wide.
The introduction of Jordan Hema, Nathan Smith and George Langley-Webb made sure the Rangers attack and defence remained strong.
Another flowing move saw Smith deliver a perfectly-weighted pass for Peterkin to score again, Butterworth adding the conversion for a 30-4 lead.
Then Oldroyd collected the ball under his own sticks and galloped up field before feeding Ellis Collins, who made it into the Knights’ half.
Butterworth took it on further before wrong-footing the full-back to score and convert right on full time.
Rangers’ man of the match was Joe Porter and this Saturday sees the team at home to Drighlington (12.30pm).