Glasshoughton 0 Brighouse Town 1: Good win for Town
JOE Pinnock's 14th-minute strike was enough to give Brighouse a second successive Division One win
But given the away side's dominance of the clash at Leeds Road they could have won by a more comfortable margin.
The home side rarely got out of their own half of the field in the opening quarter of the game as Town got off to a good start.
Their biggest enemy was the hard and bumpy pitch which put doubts in the minds of all the players.
Sam Talbot was a particular victim of the surface when, as he was about to cross from the right, the ball bounced up and struck him on the thigh.
They eventually broke the deadlock from a Jamie Fradgley clearing header that was flicked on to Pinnock.
The big frontman shrugged off the attentions of the last defender and beat the keeper to the ball to fire home.
Brighouse could have had more goals either side of half time but midway through the second half they almost paid for failing to add to getting a second.
Fradgley made his only mistake of the game to let the home striker in and he cut inside Tony Nicholson before thumping a shot against the post.
That acted as a wake up call for Town who regrouped and were able to comfortably see the game out to claim the points.
"Glasshoughton have shown they are recovering from a disappointing season," said Brier. "So it was good to go there and make it two wins in a row. The only disappointment was that we did not get another goal or two.
"The good thing was that in the last 10 minutes we did not go gung-hgo and throw it away.
"Players were taking the ball into good areas and it showed we are learning as a team."