PAUL Quinn will be a happy man if his side can repeat the result from the first meeting of the season when Brighouse Town travel to take on Parkgate in another tough Northern Counties East League Premier Division clash tomorrow (3.0).
A bonfire night cracker saw Brighouse claim a 3-2 victory at St Giles Road courtesy of a Danny Naidole double sandwiching an Anthony Haigh effort in what Quinn described as “the most entertaining game of the season so far”.
Quinn is now hoping for a repeat of both the performance and the result as he looks to bounce back from the disappointment of Tuesday night’s 2-0 defeat by Scarborough Athletic at Queensgate.
Not only that but should Brighouse claim maximum points they will re-take sixth spot from tomorrow’s rivals
“Parkgate are the best team we have played in terms of quality and as a threat going forward,” said Quinn.
“The first game at Brighouse was the most entertaining so far with both teams playing good football and going for the win.
“A repeat of that level of performance, and of course the result, will be most welcome on Saturday.”
Quinn accepts that it will be another big ask for his side to come away from South Yorkshire with at least a point. However, he is banking on the confidence his squad have built up over their recent good run to keep them competitive.
“Parkgate are another side who are right up there and it will be tough for us,” added Quinn. “But thankfully the confidence hasn’t taken a knock despite the result against Scarborough, and we will be going there looking to bounce back.
“That is something we have traditionally done throughout the season and there is no reason why it can’t happen again.”
Quinn was disappointed with the result at Scarborough but buoyed by the performance.
“We felt disappointed that we hadn’t got something out of the game because we felt we deserved to,” he said. “We hit the woodwork twice, created a number of chances and then got hit by a deflected goal and what I believe to have been a very soft penalty. But the lads weren’t too downbeat because they knew they had put in a good performance so hopefully that will bode well for tomorrow.”
Quinn will need to make some decisions on his starting line up as his usual midweek absentees, Danny Hull and Danny Naidole, will come back into contention.