Old Boys boss Garbe is hoping his side have turned a corner

Brighouse OB''' 'Image 4 - Winger Matty Roy beating the fullback
Brighouse OB''' 'Image 4 - Winger Matty Roy beating the fullback

Brighouse Old Boys manager Phil Garbe was delighted to applaud three wins for all his teams last weekend ahead of a free week this Saturday for his first team.

“It was a massive win for us in the West Yorkshire Premier against Horbury Town or we could have slipped right into the relegation slots,” said the manager.

“It was also our third win in four, the only setback being against the form team Leeds City who also banged in six goals last weekend.

“It has put us in mid-table as we await, at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe next weekend, the team directly above us, Wetherby Athletic.

“We will be concentrating on getting our act together for that one at training Thursday (tonight) and next week as a win could push us into the top half.

“It was great to see the reserves score seven last week in their League Cup tie and I will be there on Saturday to watch player performances when they entertain Kippax (2.30) back in the league.

The third team, who beat Mount 4-1 in the Huddersfield League Division Four to put them into a mid-table position after a poor start to the season, are away to Junction (2.15)

Old Boys returned to form in their 3-1 win over Horbury.

Garbe’s side looked impressive across the park and created a number of chances while also haveing two decent shouts for penalties turned down.

Horbury showed that they too could be a threat only to be snuffed out by the Brighouse back four.

The deadlock was broken just before half-time, the excellent Matty Roy sliding the ball through to AlexTait who finished with aplomb.

The second half started with Brighouse on the back foot and Horbury equalised after 10 minutes with pleas for offside being ignored.

Roy’s strong runs and individual dribbling skills were just too much for Horbury to handle and it was almost inevitable that he would put Brighouse back into the lead with a powerful shot.

Then a third for the home team, once again Roy being heavily involved, this time a corner on the right eventually came back out to him and he guided a powerful shot towards the goal. The ever alert Mikey Pearson placed the ball into the back of the net to put the result beyond doubt.

Old Boys Reserves eased through to the second round of the West Yorkshire League Trophy with a -3 win at second division Barwick Reserves

They got off to the ideal start, scoring after five minutes when Will Tolley’s corner was headed back across goal by Steve Ashford for Sam Ferguson to force the ball home. Two minutes later when Andy Burton’s long throw was headed home expertly by Ashford.

Just before half time Barwick pulled a goal back after a defensive mix up and Old Boys found themselves with a slender lead at the break.

Paul Taylor made it 3-1, firing home Pete Kuleczko’s cross and after the home side made it 3-2 wfrom the penalty spot,Kulecko’s excellent pass found Taylor who finished in style.

It was 5-2 after 70 minutes after a powerful run and cross from Elliott Fris found Ashford who crashed the ball home then Taylor completed a remarkable hat trick.

Taylor scored his fourth and with time running out the home side scored a late consolation.