Double disappointment for Brighouse

Paul Quinn
Paul Quinn

Brighouse Town suffered an unhappy start to 2015 following two away defeats.

The New Year’s day trip to the east coast ended with a 4-0 defeat by Scarborough Athletic while Paul Quinn’s men failed to find the net again on Saturday with a 2-0 Evo-Stik NPL Division One North defeat at leaders Darlington 1885.

Veteran striker Gary Bradshaw opened Boro`s account after 22 minutes and less than two minutes later Alex Peterson made it 2-0.

Midway through the second period Jimmy Ghaichem added a third and Jimmy Beadle a fourth with seven minutes remaining.

Town performed well to hold their high-flying hosts to 0-0 on Saturday. It took until the 69th minute for Darlington to break the deadlock with Gary Brown netting.

Brighouse worked hard but were hit by a second goal from David Dowson deep into stoppage time.