Brighouse Town keep up the pressure on leaders Scarborough

BRIGHOUSE Town maintained the pressure on the Northern Counties East Premier Division leaders Scarborough Athletic with a hard-earned 2-1 away win at Arnold Town.

BRIGHOUSE Town maintained the pressure on the Northern Counties East Premier Division leaders Scarborough Athletic with a hard-earned 2-1 away win at Arnold Town.

Despite having the majority of possession Paul Quinn’s side ended up having to show their resolve and battle back from a goal down.

Despite a string of first half chances, the best falling to Tom Mathews who had his goalbound shot blocked after he had fired in from a James Sutcliffe cross, Brighouse found themselves frustrated in front of goal.

And they fell behind six minutes into the second period when a long ball caused the visiting defence to hesitate and Liam Corrigan nipped in to tuck the ball home and give Arnold the lead.

On 58 minutes manager Quinn made his first change switching Luke Gibson for Leon Henry and the move freshened up his side who equalised within four minutes when Sutcliffe put the ball in the box for James Hurtley to head home.

Ben Charlesworth was brought on after 70 minutes, replacing midfielder Joe Mitchell, and the switch proved fruitful.

As Brighouse pressed Ernest Boafa picked his way through a couple of challenges before cutting the ball back for Charlesworth to steer home the winner.

 

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