Brighouse boss Paul Quinn hopes Town fans will back his side’s bid to clinch promotion to the Northern Premier League – 25 years after dad Gerry achieved the feats with Emley.
Their superior goal difference, 20 better than nearest rivals Tadcaster, means a point at home to Retford United tomorrow (3.00) would realistically be enough to seal the Northern Counties East League crown.
But Quinn, the grandson of former Town manager Ian Greaves, doesn’t want to leave anything to chance and is desperate his side, packed with Huddersfield-based players, earn an eighth straight win.
“We’ve hit form at just the right time, and that’s credit to the players,” said Quinn, whose side have three matches remaining and lead Tadcaster by four points.
“A fixture backlog means it’s been Tuesday, Saturday for a couple of months, and with a fair amount of travelling in our league and people having work commitments, that’s tough.
“But the attitude and will to win has been fantastic, as has the support of the non-playing members of the club.”
A season’s best 364 watched Tuesday’s 4-0 win over Lincoln Moorlands Railway at the Dual Seal Stadium in Hove Edge (postcode HD6 2PL for the sat navs!).
And Quinn, a Town fan himself, continued: “The lads really responded to the big crowd the other night, and it would be great if we could better that.
“With Town playing Friday, Monday over Easter, there might be a few who fancy a Saturday game. If so, we’d be happy to see them!”
Brighouse, formed 50 years ago as Huddersfield Works League side Blakeborough’s and NCEL members since 2008, will complete their campaign with two games against Bridlington Town, at home on Monday and away next Saturday (both 3.00).