Football - Northern Counties East League: Brighouse focus on fourth win in a row
IN-FORM Brighouse Town will be bidding for their fourth successive first division win when they travel to Appleby Frodingham tomorrow.
And they will go to Lincolnshire with hopes at an all time high after bagging four goals for the third successive match against Worsbrough Bridge in midweek.
But boss Mark Brier has warned his players to focus on the job in hand and put Monday's mouth-watering County Cup trip to Bradford Park Avenue to the backs of their minds.
"Monday's game will be a challenge and an opportunity for our players," said Brier.
"But the league is the absolute priority and we want three points tomorrow.
"Appleby are a very similar side to us in that they are a bit up and down, but they have had a couple of decent results against the better sides this season.
"They are also one of those teams that never stops trying no matter what the score."
That last comment was a reference to the game between the sides at St Giles Road earlier in the season when Town went 4-2 up with five minutes to go only to be held to a 4-4 draw.
Appleby are two points and two places below Brighouse whose recent good run has seen them climb to 11th in the table.
And tomorrow's clash is especially important as the following four games are against Barton Town Old Boys, Scarborough Athletic, Askern Villa and Rainworth Miners Welfare who are all currently in the top seven.
Brier is set to recall Karl Amos to the squad and could also include Tom Wright who has been impressing in the County Amateur League.
Jermaine Manners is to have a late fitness test on a troublesome Achilles while big striker Joe Townsend, who scored Town's fourth goal against Worsbrough Bridge, will not be included in the squad as he has returned to the United States.
Tomorrow's game will kick off at 2pm due to floodlight problems at the north Lincolnshire ground.
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Last Updated: 30 January 2009 8:58 AM
Source: Evening Courier