Baldwin nets twice as Brighouse return to winning ways

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Brighouse Town returned to winning ways as they completed an Evo-Stik NPL Division One North double over Mossley following a 3-2 win at St Giles Road.

Paul Quinn’s side had gone five games without a win prior to yesterday’s game but two goals from Isaac Baldwin, after Ernest Boafo’s opener, paved the way for success.

Mossley made things interesting with two late goals but Town fully deserved the points.

Boafo opened the scoring after just five minutes when he shrugged off a number of defenders before firing home. Boafo then turned provider just before the break, squaring the ball for Baldwin to stroke home.

It got even better for the home side early in the second half when Ryan Hall’s shot came back off a post and Baldwin was on hand to mop up.

Mossley were still dangerous and Poyra Ahmadi pulled a goal back after 65 minutes then added a second ten minutes from time but Town were able to hang on.

Ovenden West Riding booked their place in the semi-final of the West Riding County Amateur League Premier Division Cup following a 3-1 win over Bay Athletic but there was further disappointment for Halifax Irish who went down to a narrow 2-1 home league defeat by leaders Golcar United.