Brighouse sunk by early goal

Greg Spink
Greg Spink

Brighouse Town’s hopes of a winning return to action in the Evo-Stick NPL Division One North suffered a blow following a 1-0 home defeat by Burscough.

Jordan Williams netted the only goal after 19 minutes as Brighouse stayed 16th in the table.

Halifax AFL title favourites Stump Cross suffered only their second league defeat of the season after they were beaten 2-0 at Hebden Royd Red Star.

Meanwhile, AFL leaders Midgley United are through to the final of the Skircoat Green Physiotherapy Challenge Cup following a 2-1 victory over Shelf United

Greg Spink and Toby Standring were the men on target for Midgley with Billy Grogan replying for Shelf.

The winners will meet either Warley Rangers or Northowram in the final.

Ovenden West Riding boosted their West Riding County Amateur League Premier Division title bid with a 6-0 win at Lower Hopton.

Halifax Irish dropped into the bottom four after their 4-1 home defeat by Steeton.