BRIGHOUSE Town wear beaten by rivals Liversedge in the semi-final of the Yorkshire Trophy on Wednesday evening.

Both sides battled it out for a place in the tournament's final at the Yorkshire Payments Stadium, in front of 675 spectators, and it was Sedge who progressed.

Goals from Mitchell Dunne, Alfie Raw and another strike from Oliver Fearon secured the victory for the away side.

They will travel to Penistone Church for the final, while Brighouse will host Golcar United in a third-place playoff.

Despite suffering a defeat, Town manager Vill Powell wasn't concerned with his side's performance.

He said: "I don't like to lose any game, but at the end of the day, it's a friendly tournament and I don't want to put emphasis on losing the game.

"There was no real expectation. We had a brilliant pre-season last season and then went into the league campaign and had a bad start, so I thought given it too much thought to be honest.

"The whole purpose of the tournament and the games was to give the players a bit of football at the end of the season.

"It was also there to ensure football could be put back on and getting the fans back in.

"Yes, obviously putting a tournament on, you want to win it. There is a competitive edge to it, so you do try to win, but as I said, they wanted it a little bit more than we did. Fair play to them."

Discussing what his side could take from the loss, Powell said: "I guess from our point of view, we can take that although the scoreline doesn't reflect on us fairly, in our dressing room, we're not looking at a massive gap between us and what are the favourites.

"They're spending money, they're ambitious and they are one of, if not the favourites to win the league next year.

"So, from our point of view, we can take positives from this, knowing that we will be fitter and stronger going into next season.

"The main thing is that we can take heart that we are not a million miles away from them.

"Last night, there was not loads to take from us or them. It's unrealistic circumstances, in the fact that we haven't played competitively for a long time."