Moorthorpe Rangers impress at Dodworth Gala

Moorthorpe Rangers competed at the Dodsworth Gala this weekend.
Moorthorpe Rangers competed at the Dodsworth Gala this weekend.

Two sides from Moorthorpe Rangers made the trip to Barnsley last weekend to compete in the Dodworth Miners Welfare Gala.

The under eights and under 10s both took part in the gala, the under 10s reaching the semis and under 8s impressing despite playing with a man disadvantage.

The under 10s breezed through the group stages but came unstuck in the semi-final, going down 2-1 to Kiveton park despite dominating the game.

Nonetheless, the boys put in a solid tournament, Rhys Hughes in particular standing out with a string of good performances.

The under eights brought just five players to their six-a-side tournament, but despite playing five games a man light, they finished with the second best overall record, winning two, drawing two and losing just once.

The under eights scored eight goals and conceded just two on their run, as the five of Stan Arnit, Ellison Greene, James Kirkham, Kendall Howcroft and Eddie Anderson made up for their one-man absence.

Rangers are also on the lookout for players at under 9s and under 11s level.

Anyone interested can contact Allan Howcroft on 07971 886223.

Elsewhere, Frickley Athletic will host a celebrity charity match organised by Allan Howcroft and Mark Larkin on Sunday.

Among those confirmed are former England internationals Lee Sharpe and John Beresford, and ex-Leeds United star John Sheridan.

The stars will take part in three games of 30 minutes against local teams to raise money for local charity Beth’s Angels.

Beth’s Angels was set up to raise money for the victims of the M62 crash in April, in which 18-year-old Bethany Jones was killed.

They will first play a strong local side, then a team from Barnsley, before taking on a side made up of the family of the victims.

Admission is £5 for adults and free for children, with the first kick off a 3pm.