BRIGHOUSE Town and Liversedge’s derby in the Northern Premier League East Division proved to be worth the wait yesterday, the former winning an absorbing game 3-2.

Carlton Town and Grimsby Borough kicked off the weekend programme on Friday night, while another eight sides in the league played on Saturday, but Brig and Sedge had to wait until New Year’s Day itself for their game.

The latter soon made up for lost time, opening the scoring after only two minutes through Liam Hardy.

But hosts Brighouse, knowing they would overtake visiting Sedge with victory, hit back just before half-time through Kieron Cessay.

It was the Cameron Bedford show after the break, as he scored twice to seal victory for Town, with Jack Stockdill’s last-gasp goal merely a consolation for the away side.

The win moves Brig up to 12th in the 20-team league, while Sedge drop to 13th after their derby day defeat.

It was the perfect way to say goodbye for Stacy Reed, after it was announced this afternoon that the Brighouse assistant manager was stepping down after five years in the role.