Brighouse keep Bradford Park Avenue on their toes

Chib Chilaka opened the scoring for Avenue

Chib Chilaka opened the scoring for Avenue

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Brighouse Town 2, Bradford Park Avenue 3

AVENUE just managed to hold out for a victory at the Dual Seal Stadium as hosts Brighouse mounted a spirited comeback.

The visitors raced into a three-goal lead but Town pulled two goals back in an all-action first half.

In contrast, the second period remained goalless as both sides mounted sporadic attacks between the substitutions.

The opening goal stemmed from a Joe Colbeck shot in the 12th minute. Town keeper Jacob Giles blocked with his legs and also the follow-up effort from Danny Frost before Chib Chilaka tapped in the loose ball.

A Tyrone Gay foul on Frost resulted in a penalty that Richard Marshall took. Giles also parried that but the rebound went back to Marshall and he made it 2-0.

Former Guiseley keeper Giles’ luck was definitely out on the night as he got a hand to Chilaka’s later shot but the ball looped over him into the net.

Chris Fisher converted a Leon Henry cross for the hosts five minutes before the break and Henry slid in to make it 3-2 right on the stroke of half-time.

Meanwhile, Thackley beat Knaresborough Town 3-0 with a first-half brace from Mike Garrod and a second-period strike by Ryan Farrell.

Tomorrow night sees Albion Sports heading to Barnoldswick Town as the friendly matches continue to come thick and fast.

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