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Brighouse Town up to fifth as rivals play in FA Vase
Garforth Town 2, Brighouse Town 3
Brighouse Town earned a narrow Toolstation Northern Counties East League victory that saw them leapfrog hosts Garforth Town in the Premier Division.
Paul Quinn’s men cashed in by improving their league position while many of their rivals were involved in the FA Vase.
It promised to be a much bigger win for the visitors as they stormed to a 3-0 lead over Garforth.
Ernest Boafo broke the deadlock midway through the first half before Tom Matthews doubled Brighouse’s lead. Boafo then netted again in first-half stoppage time.
The visitors appeared to be cruising but just six minutes after the interval a Logan McDaniel strike gave Garforth hope.
And they ensured it was a nervous last ten minutes for Brighouse when Steve Simpson made it 3-2.
But Quinn’s side held on for the three points from a victory that lifted them up to fifth place – and they still have games in hand on all the clubs above them apart from neighbours Thackley.
Brighouse are exempt from the earlier rounds of the FA Vase as they were seeded following their long run in last term’s competition.