Two for Facey as Brighouse get on top

Brighouse Town v Harrogate Railway. Daniel Facey.

Brighouse Town v Harrogate Railway. Daniel Facey.

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Two-goal Danny Facey led a stirring Brighouse Town comeback in a 5-3 home win over Prescot Cables last night.

Town took a 15th minute lead through Steve Hollingworth but found themselves trailing 2-1 at the break after Lloyd Dean and Josh Nicholson had netted for the Merseysiders.

Facey levelled it up two minutes after half time from Ernest Boafo’s cross, Ryan Hall shrugged off a defender and gave Brighouse the lead and then Facey made it three home goals in 15 minutes with his second.

Cables got it back to 4-3 via Rob Doran on 69 minutes but Boafo netted from 12 yards to make the points safe for Brighouse.

Town, who climb to fifth in the table after ending a mini form slump, had Martin Atkinson dismissed for a second yellow deep into added time.