Ingrow & Worth Valley XI 1
Ingrow fielded teams in two games as they took the chance to look at their large squad ahead of the Craven League season.
While one side were losing by a single goal at Marley against Baildon Trinity Athletic, another was in action at Oxenhope.
The hosts continued where they finished off last season with a convincing victory in sweltering conditions.
The Oranges squad had been boosted by five fresh faces to the already impressive squad.
Oxenhope started down the slope and were on the attack from the off but Ingrow’s defence held firm and was only broken once in the first half when new signing Grez Jackson burst from defence to pass to Tony Cooper, who smashed the ball home.
The second half saw Oxenhope make use of the rolling subs and it paid dividends straight after half-time when Tom Thompson broke through the defence and curled the ball past the on rushing goalkeeper.
Substitute Craig Morris made it 3-0 as he skipped round three defenders and then lashed the ball home.
The fourth came from a neat cross from Brown which new face Jake Palmer slid in at the back post.
Some excellent work from Harry Marshall on the right wing produced a pin point cross for Cooper to score a rare headed goal.
Ingrow got themselves on the score sheet to pull the score back to 5-1 with veteran Dave Harman on target.
The final goal was scored by Thompson, which was a cross-cum-shot that looped over the goalkeeper and landed in the bottom corner.
It was an excellent start to the Oranges’ pre-season with outstanding debuts for 16-year-old Connor McGrann and 17-year-old Sam Cameron, who never looked out of place in their first open age match.