Brighouse end losing streak with draw

Halifax FA Cup football, Stump Cross v Brighouse Town, at Shroggs Park.
Halifax FA Cup football, Stump Cross v Brighouse Town, at Shroggs Park.
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Brighouse Town brought their four match losing run in the Evo-Stik NPL Division One North to an end with a 1-1 draw at bottom club Padiham.

Town went behind in the 23rd minute when the hosts were awarded a penalty and Brett Ormerod stepped up to make it 1-0.

The lead lasted just two minutes as Brighouse hauled themselves back on terms when Will Tolley pounced on a loose ball following a save from the Padiham ‘keeper and lifted the ball into the net.

Despite their best efforts Town were unable to fashion a winner and will hope to earn those elusive three points when they travel to take on New Mills tomorrow night.

Town’s Development side showed real character and determination to book their place in the semi-final of the Halifax FA Cup following a 3-0 success over Stump Cross at Shroggs Park.

Ovenden West Riding clawed back even more ground on the West Riding County Amateur League Premier Division leaders with a 3-0 home win over Salts while Halifax Irish slipped another place after their 6-1 thumnping by Storthes Hall.