Radcliffe Borough 2 Brighouse Town 2: Super sub Robinson strikes late to seal comeback

Brighouse Town grabbed a vital point with five minutes to go, after a terrific comeback from 2-0 down.

Town started brightly and missed a good chance on five minutes, when a corner from the right found Kurt Harris at the back post only for the chance to go begging.

On 19 minutes, a long ball caught Town flat at the back, leaving Steve Foster to race clear but, as he was about to shoot from just inside the box, Dan Illingworth brought the Borough forward down to earn a red card. Sam McMahon stepped up to put the penalty wide of Paul Hagreen.

Ernest Boafo went on a mazy run, but shot straight at Chris Cheetham in Borough’s goal. Then Steve Foster found himself in again after a flick on from Mathew Davies, but Hagreen saved with his feet.

Striker Steve Hollingworth was replaced on 27 minutes by Adam Field as Town went to a back four. The home side then made it 2-0 on 35 minutes through Tom Hulme.

In the 40th minute, however, Town were thrown a lifeline when Adam Wilson’s through ball sent Harris through on goal. But he was brought down by Borough’s Jamie Forbes, who joined Illingworth for an early bath.

Town made the most of the home side’s disarray at the back, when a one-two, between Boafo and Sam Hewitt, saw the latter find Danny Facey at the back post for a simple tap in from six yards.

Town started the second half on the front foot, but without really creating anything

On 59 minutes, Town replaced the injured Boafo with Issac Baldwin and had a great chance to equalise on 64 minutes when the substitute delivered a great cross for Harris, whose header bounced wide.

The game flowed from end-to-end with both sides creating chances, Davies and Hulme both going close for the hosts.

Town grabbed the equaliser on 86 minutes after Harris won the ball in midfield. His pass found Facey, who played a great ball down the right to play in substitute Tom Robinson, who steadied himself before firing the ball into the roof of the net.