A GOAL by Harvey Mitchell was not enough to save Rastrick Rockets from a 2-1 defeat at Ryburn.

The Rockets put up a stern fight against league leaders Ryburn, who went into the game with a goal difference of plus 56!

They quickly showed their attacking quality by scoring on three mins.

Keeper Harvey Craven made a breathtaking save and Chris Hudson bravely blocked the follow up to prevent Ryburn doubling the lead.

Ryburn did, however, get a second on 10 minutes, but the Rockets then began to find their feet.

Mitchell, Liam Hudson and Sachen Pathak went close and it was the former who reduced the deficit on 36 minutes, netting after great work by both Harry Buswell and Georgie Price.

Rockets – Craven, Fitt, Hudson, Mitchell, Pathak, Hudson, Buswell.