Rusty Rangers give below-par display

After each match in Saturday's invitation cup tournament , organised by Ackworth All Stars under sixes coach Darren Darley at Hemsworth Sports Centre, the referee named two players from each team that caught his eye. See here are the referee's top players from each team (left to right): Pontefract Collieries (in blue), Hemsworth Terriers (blue and white), Ackworth  Allstars (grey and green) and Altofts (red).
After each match in Saturday's invitation cup tournament , organised by Ackworth All Stars under sixes coach Darren Darley at Hemsworth Sports Centre, the referee named two players from each team that caught his eye. See here are the referee's top players from each team (left to right): Pontefract Collieries (in blue), Hemsworth Terriers (blue and white), Ackworth Allstars (grey and green) and Altofts (red).
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Moorthorpe Rangers under tens made hard work of achieving a 2-0 home victory against Castleford Town.

Rangers gave a below-par performance and were unable to produce their usual free flowing football.

They looked rusty after a lack of recent games due to poor weather.

Moorthorpe eventually took the lead midway through the first half.

An enterprising probe into Castleford’s defence from Ciaren McGuckin produced a shot that was parried by Town’s keeper and the spill was duly despatched by Jed Parker to give Rangers the lead.

With a foothold on the game Rangers pressed Town further with man of the match Ben Davies showing great desire resulting in him extending the lead.

Rangers manager Andy Burden made some tactical changes to the second half line up.

However, the game changed very little, with Rangers being unable to improve on their half-time advantage.

The second game proved to be an equally cagey affair with neither side dominating.

Rangers came out on top 1-0 and the winning goal was a fine free kick from Brodey Burden.

Although the game lacked flair, it more than made up for that with grit and determination from all Moorethorpe’s players and in particular man of the match James Renner.

On Sunday, Rangers host third placed Penistone Church.

Moorthorpe are currently in second spot with three games in hand.

Meanwhile, Ackworth All Stars under sixes coach Darren Darley organised an invitation cup tournament on Saturday.

The event was sponsored by the Ackworth Frog and Moose.

In addition to the sponsor, Darren thanked Hemsworth Sports Centre for being so accommodating, ISS Food and Hospitality for food and refreshments, Millies Cookies for their generosity and also the many helpers who ensured the entire day ran smoothly.

Five teams were invited to the tournament.

Joining the Allstars were Hemsworth Terriers, Altofts, and two teams representing Pontefract Collieries.

The tournament produced a feast of top-class junior football.

Allstars opened the show against a well drilled Terriers side and despite finishing 0-0 the game produced plenty of excitement.

After that, goals came thick and fast with no fewer than 32 goals from the next nine games.

Hemsworth Terriers shared the spoils with Pontefract Collieries A, both teams ending with eight points.

The two teams could not even be split with their head to head game which ended in a 1-1 draw.