Town closing on the leaders

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After their 9-1 demolition job of Lincolnshire visitors Winterton Rangers on Tuesday evening, Brighouse Town are just six points off the league leaders Thackley.

Thackley lost 3-1 on Tuesday evening to Worksop Parramore and Retford Utd drew 1-1 in their derby with Armthorpe Welfare.

Retford went second to Thackley and Tadcaster Albion, who dropped to third, were due to play Athersley Recreation last night.

Town are now in fourth on 30 points and with a better goal difference still have two games in hand over Thackley.

Unfortunately, Town are currently without their experienced keeper Jacob Giles who has broken his hand. It happened at Heanor Town last Wednesday night in the controversial 1-0 defeat when his hand ended up under a boot. He played at Albion Sports but was in pain and went to hospital for X-rays.

Manager Paul Quinn said: “It’s really disappointing about Jacob’s hand but we will assess the situation and hope that he can be back playing soon,”

As revealed last week in Echo Sport, Skrill Conference North Bradford Park Avenue have now completed their seven day notice and signed goalscoring forward or midfielder Danny Naidole.

Quinn commented: “Danny is dual registered and Park Avenue are happy for him to continue playing at Brighouse so we will have to see how it pans out.”

On the Heanor game and the controversial 63rd minute penalty, chairman Ray McLaughlin has sent a strongly worded report on the referee to the Northern Counties East League.

Town have lost defender Tom Brown to Northern Counties East Dvision One side AFC Emley owing to him wanting more game time and Quinn wished him well.

The club’s Charlie Tolley-managed Development side top the Lancashire League East Division and last Saturday they progressed in the Albert Crabtree Halifax and District Cup with a 4-2 victory over Halifax Irish Club, their goals coming from Will Tolley (2), Ryan Farrell and Isaac Baldwin.

Town’s Ladies team went out of Yorkshire County Cup following a 6-4 reverse to Wetherby.

In the Carlsberg FA Vase second round proper drawn at Wembley Stadium on Monday, Town have been drawn away to Stoke-on-Trent club Norton United.

The ties for the last 64 clubs take place on Saturday, November 16.

This Saturday at the Dual Seal Stadium, Town take on 18th-placed Derbyshire club Long Eaton United (3.00).

Quinn revealed that Jaggar was not injured when withdrawn at half time on Tuesday night but had decided to rest him.