Late goals secure Town success

Ernest Boafo
Ernest Boafo

Brighouse Town 4 New Mills 3

Town scored twice in the closing minutes to overturn a 3-2 deficit and claim maximum points from their Evo-Stik Northern Premier League clash at St Giles Road.

Paul Quinn’s side looked dead and buried before Tyrone Gay netted in the 90th minute with substitute James Hurtley scoring the dramatic winner a minute later.

A good days work was made even more sweeter when a race night held at the club after the game realised the full £3,000 Ghanaian striker Ernest Boafo was looking to raise in order for his mother to have an operation to remove a tumour that has threatened her sight.

It was fitting, therefore, that it was Boafo who pulled Town level in the 25th minute after Daniel Grimshaw had given New Mills the lead.

Boafo unleashed a fierce shot which the ‘keeper could only palm into the roof of the net.

The hosts then went ahead when Ryan Hall crossed for Barrie Frankland to head home - a lead Town held until the break.

Daniel Douglas-Pringle hauled the visitors level then edged them ahead again with his second goal in a four minute spell.

Town made a double substitution with Daniel Naidole replacing Shaquille Clarke-Adams and Hurtley coming on for Danny Hull.

Frankland later made way for Elliott Scott and Brighouse found a second wind with Gay brilliantly shrugging off two defenders before burying the ball into the bottom corner for 3-3.

The cheers had barely died down when Hurtley picked the ball up and smashed it home in a thrilling finale.