Rangers march on by toppling leaders

Moorthorpe beat their arch rivals 1-0.
Moorthorpe beat their arch rivals 1-0.

Moorthorpe Rangers under 10s achieved a 1-0 away win over arch rivals and current league leaders Hoyland Town in the the Charles Rice Invitational Cup .

Both teams went into the game unbeaten and they both emerged with great credit.

Moorthorpe’s creative playmakers Brodey Burden, Cairen McGuckin and Ben Davies pressed the hosts as much as they could.

Town were equally as determined and peppered Rangers keeper and eventual MOM Brandon Harrison with a series of strikes.

Harrison’s performance was outstanding and totally instrumental in Rangers progressing into the next round.

A rousing half time pep talk from Moorthorpe manager Andy Burden had the desired effect as Rangers turned the tables on Town with a superb display of grit and determination that kept the Hoyland keeper by far the busier in the second half.

The deadlock was finally broken by a McGuckin free kick which was turned into his own net an unfortunate Town defender.

Hoyland gained consolation with a 2-0 win in the second game with two fine strikes.

There was little to choose between the two sides other than the goals.

Rangers fought hard to alter the scoresheet but could not convert any of the numerous chances they created.

James Renner’s ever improving form deservedly won him the MOM award.

Rangers next travel to second placed Penistone Church this weekend.