Syngenta have been Brow’s bogey side for almost two decades. Harry Wood’s side have won almost every game, with a 2-2 draw two years ago the best Brow could manage.
Until Saturday, that is.
Brow beat Syngenta 2-1 in an exciting game at Farnley Tyas to move off the foot of the Division I table.
And their win was thoroughly deserved – not least for the battling effort put in by a squad which contained no less than seven teenagers.
Syngenta, who have dominated the league for the past 10 years, started brightly and put Brow under terrific pressure.
But young goalkeeper Josh Dobson and defenders Ben McDonagh, Lee McDermott, Adam Bagga and Richard Hadfield held firm.
Gradually Brow worked their way into the match and they deservedly took the lead after 30 minutes, when a sweet through ball from Ryan Walsh was lashed home by midfielder Danny Moulson.
Syngenta hit back after the break, again applying the pressure, but it was not until the 65th minute that they drew level.
Dobson and Charlie Bradshaw both challenged for the ball in the box and it broke loose to be slotted home by Robert Bradshaw.
The visitors threatened to take command but Brow defended well and with just eight minutes remaining grabbed what proved to be the winner.
Ryan Walsh chased down a ball upfield and lobbed the keeper from fully 30 yards.
“It was a cracking game, well refereed by Steve Craven, and both sides played with a competitive spirit,” said Brow coach Neil Atkinson.
“It was great to see the hard work and skill put in by the young players pay off with a first win over a good Syngenta side”.
League leaders Moldgreen Con continued their push towards the title with a thumping 7-2 win at Ireti.
The scorers were Tony Morgan, with yet another hat trick, Daw and Duffy, and an Ireti defender.
Bay Athletic also moved closer to the Division II title when they beat Uppermill Reserves 6-2. They are now five points clear at the top, although Moldgreen do have games in hand.