Town up for double fixture

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In a Toolstation NCEL Premier Division fixture quirk, Brighouse Town head down the M62 on Saturday (3.00) to Barton-on-Humber to face the Old Boys who they drew 1-1 with on Tuesday night.

Player-manager Paul Quinn said of his team’s performance on Tuesday evening: “It was a fair result. There was a distinct lack of quality from both teams, especially in the second half.

“Its another point for us but I would havef preferred the three, but neither side did enough. We will have to see what happens when we go to them on Saturday”.

There was a new player for Town having a second run out in four days on Tuesday evening, following his debut against Staveley MW on the Saturday, namely Matt Waller.

Quinn commented “I was pleased with his performance. “He has come from the Development team and has an abundance of skills. He did start to tire towards the end but I am generally pleased overall.”

There was bad news from Quinn that defender Adam Field will be out for around another 10 days after going over on his ankle in the warm up last Saturday.

Tom Taylor also filled in again on Tuesday evening in goal for the third time in seven days, but Quinn confirmed that it was his last game and he will be going to Farsley.

“Its much appreciated that Tom could help us out and take some of the pressure off. Jacob Giles was not quite right from his broken arm and its given us more time to get him ready for Barton.

“Midfielder Greg Porter has recently had a knee operation, the tough tackling midfielder being out of action for almost 18 months. He will not play again this season and hopes to be ready for pre-season training next July.”

Town are away next Wednesday night to Eccleshill United (7.45) in the quarter-finals of the West Riding County Cup and may opt to play a mixed side, with lads coming in from the Development team.

Quinn reasoned that while he would like a good run and get to the semi-finals, he had to keep an eye on Saturday week’s home third round tie in the FA Vase to North East outfit Whickham.