Brighouse Town Academy – Match Report

BRIGHOUSE TOWN’S Town’s academy side made it three wins from three which is the first time they’ve achieved the feat in their first 24 games.
Having travelled down to Belper in the morning the players took a 20 minute period at the start of the game to liven up whilst the Town defence stood typically solid, lead by local lad and captain Sam Brearley who has trained with the first team on multiple occasions.
Town weathered the early Belper storm and took the lead around the half hour mark with a first time through ball by Bobby Hamer, another local Brighouse lad, who also plays for Town’s U17 side, which set up Paul Ikoe who finished calmly. The second came in quick succession when local lad Logan Sheridan scored his third goal of the season with an excellent solo goal. Ethan Donkersley finished off the scoring on the 40th minute.
Town pushed for more goals in the second half as they came out the better side, creating numerous one on ones against an outstanding Belper goalkeeper who made some first class saves including tipping two onto the bar from Brearley and Sheridan. Belper did get a consolation goal late in the game when their wide player, who looked offside, set up their impressive captain and talisman Fin Marshall.
However, in truth – Brighouse should have been out of sight at this point, but they managed the game well to finish with their third win in three games in what has been an impressive start. Manager Simon Ward said: “The lads set their own target of 5 from 5 with Witton Albion to visit the Yorkshire Payments Stadium today (Thursday) 12.0, and an away trip to Mickleover Sports, before breaking for half-term. Albeit, with some tough tests against Runcorn, Skelmersdale and two derbies with Ossett United to come towards Christmas.

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