Rangers missing six for Allerton clash

Elland v Brighouse Rangers.  Craig Young
Elland v Brighouse Rangers. Craig Young

Brighouse Rangers hope the milder weather prevails this Saturday as they prepare for the visit of Allerton Bywater in Pennine Division One (2.00).

Having narrowly beaten Allerton 26-20 away earlier in the season, Rangers know it will be a tight game.

Although the visitors are near the bottom of the table they have been involved in some really close games.

Rangers are looking forward to getting going once more after the enforced break, but coach Craig Young is getting really frustrated as again he will be missing six key players including captain Scott Bradley who is on a course.

“I keep banging on that if we had our strongest side we would be able to match anyone in this league but every week I’m losing players for one reason or another,” said Young.

“It is key we put some results together and get some consistency going before we face Greetland in the semi-final of the Joseph Fee Memorial Trophy.

“People are playing for their shirts and I really need the boys to start getting more committed.

“Every time we have players missing it then effects the second team and so on. I will still have a good squad available to me on Saturday and we will be really competitive.”

Rangers’ second string travel to Crofton Cougars, who themselves aren’t having a great season.

Again Nigel Briggs won’t know until Saturday morning what team he will have to pick from, but urges everybody to get down to training and make themselves available.

The Tommy Martyn sportsman’s dinner ticket sales are going really well with 10 tables now booked and confirmed.

Call chairman Dave Barnes on 07540 870120 to book a place.

Rangers were unsuccesful with their appeal to BARLA regarding the Upton game which was abandoned in the second half earlier this season

“We just have to brush ourselves down and start showing some character out there on the pitch and get ourselves going again,” said Barnes