Brighouse cruise to victory

Brighouse Town 3

Winterton Rangers 0

Paul Quinn’s Brighouse Town side produced a clinical display to see off the threat from Winterton Rangers and maintain their decent start to the Northern Counties East League campaign.

Town were relentless apart from a short spell in the second half and with more composed finishing - and without coming up against a keeper on top form - the score could easily have been more.

Town opened the scoring on 10 minutes through Luke Gibson who capitalised on some neat work down the left and fired in from a tight angle. Winterton responded and Glen Rafferty headed just wide from a corner before the home side went close again through Tom Matthews and Ernest Boafa.

Town deservedly doubled their advantage after 19 minutes when centre back Ben Charlesworth found the net after good work by Matthews

Visiting keeper Steve Wibberley denied Matthews, the hard working Joe Mitchell and Gibson and with half time approaching he went on to save from Mitchell and Matthews and then Danny Naidole after a nice one-two with Boafa.

Winterton captain Simon Ward had a great chance to pull a goal back early in the second half but fluffed his lines before Boafa shot wide at the other end.

Josh Batty thought he had scored for the visitors, but his shot was deflected wide at the last minute, and after the corner was snuffed out Town started to come back in to the game.

Brighouse controlled the game and the points were sealed when Naidole finally made it 3-0 after James Hurtley had supplied him with a great pass.