Fixtures piling up for title hopefuls

Brighouse Town have got a busy spell ahead of them but manager Paul Quinn says his squad is more than ready for the task.

Wednesday night’s re-arranged game at Heanor Town fell victim to the weather again, but Town face Retford United tomorrow and then Heanor will be the visitors to the Dual Seal Stadium on Tuesday in another re-arranged game.

Town are still well-placed to mount a title challenge in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division and have produced some good results, the latest being a 2-1 win over Glasshoughton Welfare last weekend.

“It is a critical time for us now as we want to build on Saturday’s win, said Quinn.

“We can go top and it is a massive incentive for us.”

Quinn will have to wait on the outcome of a disciplinary hearing regarding leading scorer Tom Matthews who was sent off againt Glasshoughton

Matthews was dismissed in the second half after an off the ball incident with Welfare’s Craig Maynard who also received a red card.

Town were leading 2-0 through Danny Naidole’s first half strike and substitue Ernest Boafo which added to the frustration.

“It was a bad blow for us having Tom Matthew’s sent off and it will be 21 days before his possible suspension kicks in, added Quinn

“The likelihood is he will get three games, but it will be interesting to see what the referee comes back with in his report.

“Of course no-one wants to lose their top goal scorer but we are lucky that we have got goals coming from other areas, and I am sure other teams will be looking to see how we handle it.”

Town were denied an even bigger margin of victory against Welfare by a man of the match display from visiting ‘keeper Antony Wetherell.

With two minutes left Robert Pell was given time on the edge of the box to shoot low into the bottom corner to pull a goal back for Welfare, but Town hung on.

Quinn added: “We are in pretty good shape and we just want to keep the momentum going.”