A tough encounter today away to Cumberworth.

With the team setup more or less the same as the previous week’s friendly at Brighouse, it looked like a good game was going to take place.

It was certainly a good game but also a hard one.

A slow start from Ryburn saw Cumberworth go 1-0 up early in the match.

Cumberworth continued to press with Barney, Will, Charlie and Sam working very hard to keep the score down. Even so, Futher goals from Cumberworth came and they were 4-0 up at halftime.

A half that actually saw some great football from Ryburn both attacking and defending.

At half time we talked about the first half and what we could do to improve. There was also a few tactical changes made to try and keep possession a bit more.


The second half started really well. Ryburn passed the ball around and didn’t let Cumberworth have time on the ball.

Harrison used all his trickery and regularly took on the Cumberworth players and set up attacks.

Will, now up front to help hold the ball up and play short balls through to supporting players, was doing really well and bringing midfielders into the game

Ed was on the charge down the left making some surging runs and linking up well with Harrison.

Fraser and Daniella started to get more of the ball in midfield and distributed really well.

Charlie, Jack and Barney were challenging  hard winning the ball and sending out great passes to the midfield and Sam was keeping out any shots that came his way.


This led to a great fightback to 4-3 with Ed, Harrison and Charlie all scoring great goals. It looked like the match would go Ryburn’s way.

However, as tiredness set in due to not having any subs it was hard to keep with a team who had 4 subs and Cumberworth came back with further goals to make it 9-3.

Overall there were plenty of positives to take out of the game, especially the 15 minute spell that Ryburn dominated and 9-3 wasn’t a true reflection of how the match was played.

PotM was Barney for his superb defensive display and confidence to bring the ball out in tight situations.

Sam was very close with some top saves and good distribution. Harrison was also up there with his skillful play and the number of attacks he set up.