Tyersal 3-0 Brighouse Town Res
With the promotion of Antony Brown to the first team, town traveled to Tyersal without a recognised striker. This forced Town into a change of formation, playing 4-5-1 with right Winger Jake Driver becoming the focal point of the team.
The game started with neither side gaining the upper hand, Tyersal were playing there usual style of getting the ball forward quickly, but centre backs Dave Conway and Mathew Whiteley were coping well with the initial onslaught.
Brighouse were trying to play there usual game getting the ball down and moving it quickly, with Mark Brady finding Mathew Howgate early on, who was making early in roads down the left. But on fifteen minutes Tyersal took the lead, from the first real chance of the game of any note, when Curtis McMahon and Terry Ryan linked up together on the edge of Town's box. Ryan found himself in space, and the midfielder seemed to miss hit his shot, but the ball beat Paul Hagreen and nestled in the top right hand corner of the net.
Brighouse still continued to move the ball, with Driver and Howgate linking up down the left, but the Tyersal defenders just seemed to be in the right places, at the right times, to deny Town that all important equaliser. There were no more chances till Tyersal scored a second on the half hour mark, when a disputed corner from the right wasn't cleared, and the ball broke for Nicholas Cowling, and the substitute reacted the quickest and his half volley eluded everybody and ended up in the net.
Then just before the interval town had there best chance of the game, when Brady released winger Howgate, Howgate was through on goal but the Tyersal keeper was on hand to make a great save and deny the Brighouse winger his goal.
The second half started much like the first with neither side in control, but the half was only minutes old, when tyersals Glynn Beale released Andrew Bailey, the striker looked to be yards offside but referee Paul Wilkinson waved play on and the striker beat Hagreen to make it 3-0, and have a somewhat flattering scoreline.
The game then entered a period of stalemate, but town did brake through on a few occaisions, but with Tyersal adopting a keep a clean sheet at all costs, several yellow cards were shown but nothing stronger.
Paul Hagreen was on hand again as he denied Bailey a second when he tipped his shot onto the crossbar, and Luke Wilcynski was on hand to mop up the loose ball.
With twenty minutes left Town finally broke through, when Thomas Rose broke clear, but the midfielder was again denied by another outstanding save from the Tyersal keeper. When this last chance went, so did Town's chances of salvaging something from the game. It was a better performance than last week, against a team flying high at the top end of the league.