Brighouse Town manager Paul Quinn was pleased with three more points on Tuesday night from the 3-1 win over Glasshoughton Welfare ahead of two more games at the Dual Seal Stadium in the next six days.
Quinn said of his team’s performance on a frosty surface: “I am pleased with the result but it wasn’t a stellar performance. We looked comfortable in the game but it wasn’t the best we have looked, but it’s another three points.”
Ben Small missed last Saturday’s and Tuesday evening’s replayed game and the manager went on to say: “Ben is fine, he had work commitments and has been working away, and he should be back this weekend.”
Saturday sees the visit of Chesterfield outfit Staveley Miners Welfare (3.00) and next Tuesday Barton Old Boys from the south bank of the river Humber (7.45).
Staveley are not the force they were and this season languish in 18th place of the 23 clubs.
Barton are a different kettle of fish, currently lying one place below Town in fourth place. Town in a quirk in the fixtures will then visit Barton on the Saturday, November 30.
The following week sees them on the trail of two cups, Wednesday, December 4 at Eccleshill United for the quarter-final of the West Riding County Cup and then on Saturday December 7 they have drawn EBAC Northern League club Whickham in the third round of the FA Vase.
Whickham, who won the FA Vase Final at Wembley in 1981, defeating Midlands club Willenhall 3-2 in extra time, beat lowly placed NCEL Premier Division Sheffield club Parkgate 3-0 last Saturday to make Monday’s draw.
At the moment Whickham, who were founded in 1944 and nicknamed the `Home Guard’ are lying 14th of the 23 clubs in their division. They have seven wins from 18 games and have scored 36 goals as against Brighouse’s 53 in the league so far in 16 games.
Chairman Ray McLaughlin said on Tuesday night:” These are extremely busy times for part time players but there is a relish amongst the players to do well and keep the bandwagon rolling whether it be in the league or cup.
“Paul is working the player rotation well and with putting together a good squad is seeing the results he and the club desires.
“It was bitterly cold tonight (Tuesday) and England were on TV and yet we had 177 through the gate, which at our level is very good. We want to build on this as we are playing good football and scoring plenty of goals.”
It is understood Evo-Stik NPL Premier Division club FC United were represented at the match on Tuesday, which is no surprise to McLaughlin and his colleagues with the way Town are playing and pushing for promotion.
Town went eight points behind leaders Tadcaster Albion with the win over Glasshoughton and with six games in hand.