Brighouse Town 2v1 Scarborough Athletic
Evo-Stick League First Division North
Monday 28th December 2015Brighouse is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire. The name originates from a building close to the bridge over the River Calder. (Population over 32,000)
Birthplace of indie band Embrace who were formed by the McNamara brothers in a small outbuilding at the bottom of a garden in the village of Bailiff Bridge in 1990.
Brighouse Town originally formed in 1963 out of the Blakeborough Valve Company.
The club are simply nicknamed “town” and the team kit is orange shirts and socks with black shorts.
Huddersfield Works League 1963-1975
Champions on four occasions in 1966–67 1968–69 1973–74 1974–75
West Riding County Amateur League 1975 -2008
Won Division 1 in 1988–89 and the Premier Division 5 times in 1990–91 1994–95 1995–96 2000–01 2001–02
Northern Counties East League 2008-2014
Promoted as runners-up to NCE Premier Division in 2012-13
Champions 2013-14 (100 points)
Evo-Stick NPL Division One North from 2014
Also West Riding County Cup winners in 1991–92
Dual Seal Stadium
St Giles Road
Current capacity 1,000
Record attendance 1,069 v Scarborough Athletic NCEL Premier Division 13 April 2013
English Non League Grounds visited 244
Current Northern Premier League(Evo-Stick) grounds 25/68
Main amenities behind the goal next to the turnstile entrance, with the players changing rooms set further back in a separate building. The main stand is three-quarters pitch length split between terracing and two rows of white flip seats. Opposite are the team dugouts with the rest of the ground made up of open hard standing, with additional new terracing in the top corner beside the stand.
111 miles door to door
I picked up 100FgC Squad#138 Lee Stewart at noon, then drove down the A1/M1/M62 then into Brighouse via the A644. Arrived in the town at ten minutes to two and called for a liquid pit stop(and a new ‘Spoons tick) at The Richard Oastler. At the game saw my stalker Paul Brockettt plus 100FgC Squad#183 and Scarborough Athletic supporter Neil Daniel.
Brighouse Town (9th) v Scarborough Athletic (18th) (3pm ko)
Evo-Stick First Division North Matchday 20/21
1-0 Peter Davison OG (48’)
A Tom Haigh cross from the right found the outstretched leg of the defender who turned the ball past his own ‘keeper. The linesman flagged for offside but after consulting with the referee the goal stood.
(68’) A left wing corner kick was dropped by Hagreen, which struck his leg and rolled into the net, however the ref disallowed the goal for an infringement on the ‘keeper.
(69’) Matthew Bloor giving a straight red card for dissent regarding the disallowed goal.
1-1 Jamie Forrester (71’)
Ambitious effort from a good 30 yards from the substitute sailed into the back of the net.
2-1 Adam Wilson (85’)
A shot from outside the box was intercepted by the sub who quickly turned and fired home from 12 yards.
Top Bloke - Tom Haigh (Brighouse Town)
Pin badge £3
Golden Goal ticket £1
Matchday Web Album (23 pictures from St Giles Road)