JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Brid Rangers Galaxy and Dynamos share the spoils

Junior football
Junior football

Bridlington Rangers Galaxy took on club-mates Bridlington Rangers Dynamos on the opening weekend of the Hull Boys League season.

Bridlington Rangers Galaxy took on club-mates again as they faced Bridlington Rangers Dynamos on the opening weekend of the Hull and District Youth Football League season.

After losing out to Rangers Tigers in the cup last weekend, the Galaxy Under-13s fared much better, holding the Dynamos to a 3-3 draw in their Kingston Division fixture at Dukes Park.

The Tigers hit double figures again, as they began their Wyke Division campaign with an 11-0 triumph at Hedon Rangers.

In the Under-16s Drypool Division, Bridlington Rangers Rhinos kicked off their season with a 4-4 draw at home to Costello Tigers.

Bridlington Rangers Panthers Under-14s snatched a hard-fought 4-3 win with virtually the last kick of the match at Swanland.

The hosts took an early lead but Panthers didn’t panic and continued to play their passing game, which provided some great opportunities.

Bryan Goodall and Cameron Connelly provided outstanding wing play, allowing Lewis Wilkinson to draw Panthers level.

Ted Wray and Reece Smithson linked well and the Brid side were unlucky not to see Dan Artley’s opportunity from the edge of the area hit the back of the net.

Captain Joe Pilmoor led by example in the middle of the park, ably assisted by Lewis Sellers and Riley Thornton at the back, but a penalty late in the half put Swanland back in front and only a late save from Conner Parker kept the deficit to one.

Jonny Murray hit a stunning effort just wide after half- time before Alfie Thompson found the equaliser with a great lob from the edge of the area.

The Panthers briefly took the lead via a corner from Elliot Day, which was met with near-post volley by Jamie Murray, but this end-to-end game still had some surprises in store.

Swanland equalised but Wilkinson hit the winner after he followed in when his initial shot was saved, leaving the keeper with no chance to repeat his stop.

Goodall and Sellers shared the man of the match honours.

Bridlington Town Under-11s looked like they would earn a battling draw against Hessle Sporting Bombers, as they held their much-fancied opponents at bay for almost an hour.

A courageous defensive display frustrated the visitors, with goalline clearances by man of the match Owen Tolson and Hadley Taylor helping keeper Alfie Campleman to keep the ball out of the net.

Chances at the other end were rare, with the hard-working Coby Scotter going closest for Town’s youngsters.

With seven minutes left, a penalty gave the Bombers the chance to finally break the deadlock and Cory Senior fired home from the spot.

Two more late goals meant the final scoreline was harsh on Town.