Naidole nets hat-trick in Town romp

Danny Naidole celebrates a goal
Danny Naidole celebrates a goal

Brighouse Town 4 Parkgate 0

Town gained sweet revenge on south Yorkshire opponents Parkgate on Tuesday night following a shock 3-0 reverse three weeks ago.

This latest convincing win, including a hat-trick for on-fire Danny Naidole, made it nine points in seven days.

Town maintained third place in the division with games in hand over leaders Tadcaster Albion and second-placed Barton Old Boys.

The visitors had the advantage of the strong wind in the first half and their spearing long throw-ins gave Town plenty to think about but Tyrone Gay and Adam Wilson were sound at the back.

Piers Bond had the best chance for Parkgate on 11 minutes when he headed straight at Town ‘keeper Jacob Giles.

Town did have their opportunities with a busy Leon Henry down the left and Ryan Hall, working well with Ben Thornton and Martin Allison down the right.

The deadlock wasn’t broken until the 28th minute when from a free kick out on the left taken by Naidole, the ball was only partially cleared into the path of Wilson who placed it into the back of the net.

Two minutes later and Ernest Boafo shookoff his marker and headed for goal where his shot was parried by ‘keeper David Reay but only into the path of Naidole for his first of the night.

Townstarted the second half with the wind at their backs and within two minutes could have added goals, through Hall and Henry.

Town did, however, add to their lead in the 56th minute when Henry beat three defenders and placed a good ball to TomMatthews who squared it to Naidole who did the rest.

This fired up Parkgate and Matthew Reay was agonisingly wide with Giles scrambling to get across his goal.

Paul Quinn made his first substitution, replacing Allison with James Hurtley.

In the 63rd minute a poor back pass by Henry saw left back Chris Fisher bring down Oliver Graham just in the box and referee Adam Bennett pointed to the spot. However Giles dived splendidly to save from Graham.

A minute later the ball was up the other end and Matthews missed a chance to bury a cross and then within seconds hit the post.

Henry and Matthews then combined down the left but Boafo’s header was just wide of the target.

In the 77th minute Town made the game well safe as Naidole with his trademark left foot drove home beautifully from a ball squared to him by the industrious Hall.

There was no way back for the visitors and Town, aided by the fresh legs of James Sutcliffe and Joe Mitchell played out the game.