Town travel to face Highlanders

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BRIGHOUSE Town Reserves have given up ground advantage for their West Riding Challenge Cup fourth round game against Lepton Highlanders tomorrow.

The match was due to be at St Giles Road, Hove Edge, but the firsts are at home and boss Darren Laycock has taken news of the ground switch on the chin.

“There’s not a lot we can do about it. We’ll just have to get on with it,” he said.

Highlanders are dangerous opponents even though they play in the division below Brighouse in the West Riding CA.

The Huddersfield side are 10 points clear at the top of Division One and unbeaten in the league. They have been boosted by the captures of striker Kitson Gale and winger Paul Pyke from champions Bay Athletic.

However, Brighouse played out of their skins to draw 3-3 at leading Premier side Golcar United last week, before winning 4-1 on penalties, and Laycock is hoping for a similar display.

“It is only like going to Golcar again and it is as much to do with us as them - if we perform as well as last week we have a good chance of going through,” he said.

Central defender Dave Conway comes back into contention and Laycock is hoping striker Antony Brown will be surplus to requirements for the firsts.

Youngster Thomas Rhodes, who scored a late equaliser and a penalty last Saturday, is in line to make another appearance.