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Repair work planned after Brighouse Town left in the dark
Brighouse Town will have to host Glasshoughton Welfare later in the season after Tuesday’s meeting at the Dual Seal Stadium was abandoned at half-time.
Chairman Ray McLaughlin said: “We couldn’t get the floodlights on.
“The referee had asked our secretary to turn them on early in the first half. We tried but realised there was a problem. Fortunately, the electrician we use is just around the corner and he came in straight away.
“He worked through the first half and he got four out of the six working but the two that were still out were both at the far end of the pitch.
“We couldn’t start the second half because you could hardly see the goal at the far end.”
McLaughlin felt common sense prevailed and it was the right call to stop.
He added: “Glasshoughton were very good about it and the referee gave the game every chance.
“But the ref, their manager Rob Hunter and myself all walked out on to the pitch at half-time and decided it was just too gloomy.
“If the two that weren’t working had not been side by side it might just have been bright enough.”
Work is planned for this weekend to ensure the problem does not reoccur.
“The electricians are coming back in today and we have a deadline of Tuesday because our reserves are at home in the Lancashire League that night," said McLaughlin.
“They think all the lights fused after water got into two pylons.
“The four that they got working on the night are fine and we are leaving ourselves with enough leeway to make sure if any parts are needed to get the last two back on they can be repaired before Tuesday.
“We are away in the FA Cup next weekend so with a potential home replay the following midweek we need to be certain there are no problems.”
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