Stopper Giles completes his move to Brighouse Town

Leeds Carnegie goalkeeper Jacob Giles safely collects a cross as Lee Drobac leaps to head for Brodsworth.
Leeds Carnegie goalkeeper Jacob Giles safely collects a cross as Lee Drobac leaps to head for Brodsworth.

Keeper Jacob Giles officially completed his registration for Brighouse Town at the weekend and is likely to be one of the final additions to manager Paul Quinn’s squad prior to the start of the 2013/14 Northern Counties East Premier Division campaign.

Giles, 26, is an experienced stopper having learnt his trade at Huddersfield Town before spells in Wales at Newport, the West Country and Leeds Carnegie prior to his move to Guiseley.

Giles played in both of last week’s friendly victories over Curzon Ashton and Harrogate Railway.

The Albion Sports home game on Saturday will also be the opening Junior Day of the season with Brighouse Juniors, Clifton Rangers and Dalton Under eights visiting the Dual Seal Stadium for the day.

Four Junior days have already been planned for the forthcoming season by Brighouse Juniors’ coach Richard Brearley.

Prices for admission to all our home games has been frozen for the 2013/14 campaign at just £5 for adults and £3 for concessions

Brighouse Town finished off their pre-season in style, with a 5-0 win over Evo Stik Division One side Harrogate Railway.

Goals from Joe Mitchell, Ernest Boafo (2), Tom Matthews and Keiran Ryan secured a comfortable win against Harrogate Railway, who were denied a chance to get on the scoresheet when Town keeper Graham McLachlan saved Paddy McGuire’s 51st minute penalty.

Town held their Anual General Meeting last Thursday night in the clubhouse.

Chairman Ray McLaughlin reported it was all fairly standard stuff, with all officers reallected for the next 12 months, apart from Darren `Daz’ Laycock who was nominated and voted in as vice chairman.

McLaughlin explained: “Myself and Charlie Tolley were both vice chaiman before, but after our long serving chairman Chris Lister became CEO and I became chairman, it only left Charlie. So in recognition of the fantastic service Daz has given the club for well over 20 years as a player,team manager and committee member, he was installed as co-vice chairman.

“Daz was a very popular vote to fill the gap and his promotion is fully deserved for the amount of work he does fulfilling a number of different roles that he performs in his usual friendly way.”

Town’s Development side under their manager Charlie Tolley step up their pre-season with an away trip on Saturday into south Yorkshire to take on Denaby United.