Brighouse fall to derby defeat

Tom Matthews
Tom Matthews

Ossett Town 3 Brighouse Town 2

Brighouse twice let a lead slip and then suffered late disappointment as Ossett Town claimed the spoils in this Evo-Stik NPL Division One North derby clash.

Brighouse got off to the perfect start when Tom Matthews capitalised on a defensive mix up to put his side ahead after three minutes.

The hosts got themselves back on level terms five minutes before the break when Nathan Curtis netted.

Matthews put the visitors ahead for the second time just before the hour when he latched onto Ernest Boafo’s pass to slot home.

However, Ossett wouldn’t go away and Grant Allott struck on 71 minutes to level things up.

Brighouse would have settled for a point but they left empty-handed after Danny Cunningham netted a 78th minute winner for the hosts.