BRIGHOUSE Town made club history at the end of last week, when chairman James Howard agreed their first ever transfer fee for a player.

Following recent discussions, an agreement was reached for talented youngster Reece Kendall to be transferred to Northern Premier League side Matlock Town.

An undisclosed compensation payment is to be made to the club in accordance with FA rules.

Twenty-year-old Kendall leaves the club after having had two spells there.

His first spell began after stepping up from the Under-21 side, but manager Vill Powell wanted him to leave and gain some more experience in men's football.

After spells at Hyde and Silsden, Kendall then came back to the club and was part of the Evo-Stik League Division One East play-off winning side of 2018/19

He made the left-back position his own and played 24 times for the club last season, scoring five goals, his best scoring return to date.

In a statement, Brighouse said: "We are so proud to be a part of Reece's development and have loved having him in and around the team over the last few years.

"Reece leaves the club with everyone sending their best wishes to him and we look forward to seeing his development grow in the non-league pyramid."

Ray McLaughlin

- Meanwhile, Brighouse central midfielder Connor Wright is taking part in the 64km Greensand Ridge Walk in Bedfordshire, alongside Callum Wright and May Yoram, to raise money for Dementia UK.

The trio will be doing the walk this Sunday (June 28) and have raised £335 of their £400 target so far.

You can donate to their JustGiving page at the link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/connor-wright8