BRIGHOUSE Town put the frustration and disappointment of their FA Trophy expulsion behind them with a 2-1 home win against 10-man Colne in the BetVictor North West Division.

Vill Powell’s Town were charged with fielding an ineligible player in the preliminary round of the Trophy and were subsequently removed from the competition before their first qualifying round home tie against league rivals Workington.

Their first game since that blow saw them come back after their Lancashire visitors had been reduced in numbers.

The Reds were leading after Will Harris had netted a first half penalty, getting up to fire past Brighouse keeper Jordan Porter after being fouled in the area.

Colne’s Sefton Gonzales had picked up a yellow card in the first half and he was off for an early bath after he was booked for a high challenge just before the hour mark and his dismissal hurt the Reds.

A mistake by the visitors’ defence left Luke Rawson unmarked in the area and he hit the equaliser, substitute Joe Jagger scored the winner as he converted a Tom Haigh cross with a good header six minutes from time.

Meanwhile, Steeton suffered a defeat on the road in the North West Counties Division One North despite scoring three goals at Chadderton.

The home side led 2-1 at the break after Dillan O’Connor had opened the scoring and Sam Fitzgerald had restored their lead after Andy Briggs had equalised.

Reece Lyndon bagged a second half brace before Ben Clarkson pegged one back for the Chevrons.

Chaddy made it a nap hand when Jake Turnbull scored their fifth late on but there was still time for Briggs to bag his brace as he made it 5-3 with just over a minute remaining.

There was frustration due to the weather elsewhere as the NCEL top tier derby between Eccleshill United and Liversedge, Thackley’s home game against Barton Town and Campion’s trip to Dronfield in Division One were all postponed.

Overnight rain and a wet start to Saturday had left the pitches with standing water and Campion’s game was the first to go before Thackley’s Dennyfield pitch failed an inspection.

But the biggest frustration was the Eagles versus Sedge derby which passed a morning inspection but was called off by the match referee less than an hour before kick-off.