Town hoping to keep pressure on

Actions from Brighouse Town v Holbrook Sports, FA Vase football at St Giles Road.'Pictured is Tom Matthews
Actions from Brighouse Town v Holbrook Sports, FA Vase football at St Giles Road.'Pictured is Tom Matthews

BRIGHOUSE Town’s Baris NCEL Premier Division game at Heanor Town last Saturday was just one of hundreds that fell foul of the waterlogged conditions.

Town’s Development squad’s home game with Stalybridge Celtic Reserves was also postponed with the Dual Seal Stadium described as only fit for mud wrestling.

Town officials were hoping that drier conditions would help to get yesterday’s Boxing Day derby game on with Liversedge ahead of Saturday’s home fixture with Heanor Town (3.00).

The only game that went ahead saw Scarborough Athletic defeat Maltby Main 4-0 to go level on points with Bridlington Town at the top of the table.

The postponement now means two long midweek trips down the M1 for midweek games, Long Eaton United being the other after the re-arranged game was called off due to a frozen pitch two weeks ago.

TOWN striker Tom Matthews is still ahead in the Premier Division scoring charts with 31 goals in 22 league and nine cup games.

Chasing him are: Nathan Forebes-Swindells (Staveley MW) 26, Nathan Benger (Heanor Town) 24, Ryan Blott (Scarborough Ath) 23, Liam Salt (Pickering) 23, Craig Hogg (Bridlington Town), 22 and his teammate Carl Stewart with 21.

BRIGHOUSE Town’s Development Squad travel to Thackley on Saturday hoping to achieve a similar result to that achieved earlier in the season when they went on to enjoy a 5-2 success.

Development team manager Charles Tolley said: “With away trips to Hyde, Liversedge and Stalybridge to look forward to in the coming weeks, the real business side of the season will start to take shape.

“The challenges of being early league leaders are now apparent and the young team will hopefully show the required character traits that defines winners alongside good footballers.”

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