Quinn delighted with cup win

Danny Naidole scores in the Brighouse Town v Barton Town football at St Giles Road.
Danny Naidole scores in the Brighouse Town v Barton Town football at St Giles Road.

The Brighouse Town dressing room was a very happy place on Tuesday evening following Paul Quinn’s side’s tremendous 4-0 victory over Billingham Synthonia in their FA Cup preliminary round replay.

The victory was achieved after Town had drawn 1-1 in the north-east last weekend, a late, late equaliser cancelling out Tom Matthews’ second half goal.

However, Quinn knows he will have to work hard to keep the team grounded and will not dwell on the result with an important week ahead.

It is back to league action for Brighouse Town this weekend with a trip to Basford United on Saturday followed by another away trip to local rivals Liversedge in midweek.

“Tonight had a bit of everything,” said Quinn following his side’s replay success.

“They (Billingham) had a good patch but we regrouped and weathered it.

“From start to finish our players were outstanding.

“ Its a case of job done in both performance and result.

“Getting through to the next round is a double bonus as we weren’t scheduled to have a game that Saturday.

“You don’t really want to be missing Saturdays as you want to keep the momentum going.

“Next Tuesday against Liversedge is a massive game for us with it being a local derby.

“However, first we must turn our attention to Saturday and Basford, who are a good side.

“Our main aim is to concentrate on the league, that is our priority.

“The lads are delighted, but they will not be getting carried away.

“Fortunately tonight there are just a few tired legs, apart from that all are okay.”

Coaches past and present, along with some Brighouse Town past players and legends, will be joining together this Friday (September 6) to take part in the Ray White Memorial Match at the Dual Seal Stadium.

Chairman Ray McLaughlin and the committee would like to see as many people as possible turn out to support what should be a really entertaining game.

“We have a bit of fun this Friday night at the Dual Seal Stadium when Brighouse Town Old Boys play East Bierley in the annual Ray White Memorial match,” he said

“Quinny (Town boss Paul Quinn) and a few of the other coaches have agreed to play along with some legends of the past for Town.

“With it being the 50th anniversary of the club, it would be great to see as many ex-players from down the years turn up on the night to add to the occasion.”

Kick off is 6.30pm and entry is free.