Town boss up to speed on Cup foes

BRIGHOUSE Town manager Paul Quinn has been doing his homework on this Saturday’s FA Vase third round visitors to the Dual Seal Stadium, Holbrook Sports (3.0).

Last Saturday, Quinn’s father, Gerry, the former Emley manager, went to Leicester to watch them in East Midland Counties League action against St Andrews Social Club, who before the game were only one place below the Derby-based side.

Holbrook Sports won 6-1 but are still twelvth in the division after 15 games.

On Tuesday evening, the Town boss and assistant Mark Booth then went to the Proact Stadium to see Holbrook in Derbyshire Senior Cup action against Chesterfield.

The Spirerites won 2-1 and led 2-0 for most of the game but messrs Quinn and Booth were impressed how Sports kept in the game.

“Chesterfield turned out a young side, probably mostly academy, but Holbrook did well and scored a second half goal,” said Quinn.

“They are a good side and to get to this stage they have played four or five games, as they have also played in the preliminary rounds.”

Quinn reported a clean bill of health after last Saturday’s 2-2 home draw with Worksop Parramore and he may also have the bonus of having strong striker Craig Thompson available after his hamstring problem.

Midfielder Greg Porter is the only long term casualty as he awaits a specialist’s report on a recurring knee problem.

Club officials are hoping for a good turn out from the sporting fraternity of Brighouse to cheer on the side as they aim to make the fourth round.

“The increased attendance last Saturday, boosted by Halifax Town fans, made a great deal of difference to the atmosphere and really spurred our boys on in the second half,” said chairman Ray McLaughlin.

*COULD I just take this opportunity to apologise to players Leon Henry and Luke Gibson for the error in last week’s edition with regards to the recent sad passing of Luke’s mother and not Leon’s.