Brighouse Town WRCAL 0 v Bay Ath 1
Unlucky Town beaten by a deflected free kick.
Town welcomed the league leaders to St Giles Rd, and Brighouse ran the show from the start. With Adam Hewlett making his first start of the season, town got into there stride from the kick off. Glen Hall found space outside the Bay box and put Damien Mckensie in on goal, only for the winger to put his shot wide of the keeper and the far post. With Hallam and Mckensie causing all sorts of problems down the left, it was only a matter of time before more chances were created, Hallam wipped a cross into the penalty area beating the keeper and defender only for Silkstone to miss the chance. With Kane Baker and Graham Hall marshalling the defence Town were well in control. A Danny Bently corner fell to Graham Hall only for the centre half to put his shot wide of the goal. The best chance of the first half came with five minutes left, a Glen Hall free kick was only half saved by the keeper, the rebound fell to Silkstone, and the young striker hit the post with the keeper beaten. The half time team talk from Laycock and Paul Moore was for more of the same, and they didn�t disappoint. Good work from Jaime Fradgley found Jason Tiplady and the strikers shot hit the post and bounced wide. From a Bently cross Silkstone beat his man and rifled a shot in on goal, only to see the keeper make a great save. With twenty minutes left Bay started to get into the game and from an ensuing corner Kirby had to be on his toes to save well from a free header. With five minutes left on the clock Bay got a disputed in-direct free kick, from just outside the box the shot took a wicked deflection of the luckless Kane Baker and nestled in the bottom corner giving Kirby in town�s goal no chance. Town�s second string put in a great performance and with a bit more luck could of got something from the game.