Town boss ready to take it game by game

Actions from the game, Brighouse Town v Armthorpe Welfare at St Giles Road. Pictured is James Hurtley
Actions from the game, Brighouse Town v Armthorpe Welfare at St Giles Road. Pictured is James Hurtley

Brighouse will travel to Glasshoughton Welfare on Saturday (3.00) following back to back victories over Thackley and Armthorpe Welfare in which they scored eight goals.

Tuesday night’s 4-1 home success over Doncaster-based Welfare came hot on the heels of an equally impressive 4-2 win over Bradford rivals Thackley - a game which saw prolific striker Tom Matthews hit the 100 goal mark for the club in a little over a century of matches

Player-manager Paul Quinn admitted that Tuesday’s game was something of a war of attrition, given the difficult conditions.

“It wasn’t a classic game on Tuesday but it was job done,” said Quinn.

“I don’t think people appreciate the conditions we played in and to get that result was a fantastic achievement.

“We controlled the game in the second half, but we did need to pick up the pace.

“I thought James Hurtley worked hard and deserved his goal.

“In saying that, all four goals were well put away with Ernest Boafo’s two strikes and Danny Naidole’s while once again Ryan Hall was in good form in supplying the ammunition.

“It’s now a game by game assault on the table with most of our Tuesday evening games clawing back those we have run up with our involvement in the various cup competitions and postponements.

“I have said to the players that we are in a very good position and we are looking to pick up points from each game.”

Quinn reported no injuries after Tuesday’s game but was without Martin Allison (working) and former Huddersfield Town striker Max Leonard, who is having trials with an unnamed Football League club.

Town are away again at bottom of the table Lincoln Moorlands Railway on Tuesday before entertaining second-placed Tadcaster Albion, who they have six games in hand over, on Saturday, February 1.

Town officials are expecting their biggest crowd of the season for the visit of the North Yorkshire outfit.

Town also have seven games in hand on leaders Barton Town Old Boys, who were due at Albion Sports in Bradford last night.

The Hove Edge-based outfit also have four games in hand over fourth-placed Thackley.

Town officials were pleased with last Saturday’s gate of 150 and 127 on Tuesday nigh.

That was comparable and better than most in the division above that they are aiming for, the Evo-Stik Division One North.

Quinn is hoping the weather will improve for the run of home games in February and the pitch dries out to aid the type of carpet football he likes to see from his players.

Big plans are afoot to mark Town’s 1,000th game on Saturday, February 8 when Bridlington Town are the visitors.

The run of matches goes back to when they were known as Blakeboroughs Sports and invitations have gone out to hundreds of past players to attend and cheer Town on.

Also, later in the season, Town are looking at organisisng two more Junior Days following the success of last season’s event.