Brighouse seek double over Boro

BRIGHOUSE Town have a long away trip for the second successive Tuesday tonight and boss Paul Quinn is hoping for a similar outcome.

The Hove Edge side head to Scarborough Athletic in the North Counties East League (7.45) refreshed after a Saturday off following their 2-1 win at Long Eaton United seven days ago.

Town came from a goal down at Long Eaton thanks to a Tom Matthews brace.

And they are likely to field a very similar side tonight with midfielders Danny Naidole and Danny Hull again unable to make the trip.

However, Quinn is expecting a different type of game tonight between two sides with similar records this season.

Scarborough won 4-3 at Hall Road Rangers on Saturday to go back above Town, who are seventh and have one point fewer than their east coast rivals from one game less.

Quinn is expecting more finesse from tonight’s combatants after what he described as a gritty performance at Long Eaton, where the hosts’ route one approach and a bobbly pitch made different demands on his side.

“Scarborough will be slight favourites and it will be a different type of game but we are looking forward to it,” he said.

“We will be looking for a repeat of the determination we showed last Tuesday.”

Brighouse won the first meeting at St Giles Road by 2-1. It was a game Quinn watched before taking over as manager.

“We are hoping to do the double and if we could that would be fantastic but Scarborough are much changed since then and both teams have come on,” Quinn added.

Brighouse will continue a tough run of games on the road at Rotherham side Parkgate on Saturday.