Double disappointment for Brighouse

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Brighouse Town suffered an unhappy start to 2015 following two away defeats.

The New Year’s day trip to the east coast ended with a 4-0 defeat by Scarborough Athletic while Paul Quinn’s men failed to find the net again on Saturday with a 2-0 Evo-Stik NPL Division One North defeat at leaders Darlington 1885.

Veteran striker Gary Bradshaw opened Boro`s account after 22 minutes and less than two minutes later Alex Peterson made it 2-0.

Midway through the second period Jimmy Ghaichem added a third and Jimmy Beadle a fourth with seven minutes remaining.

Town performed well to hold their high-flying hosts to 0-0 on Saturday. It took until the 69th minute for Darlington to break the deadlock with Gary Brown netting.

Brighouse worked hard but were hit by a second goal from David Dowson deep into stoppage time.