Radcliffe 2 Vs 3 Brighouse Town Match Report
Brighouse show spirit to comeback from two goals down to take home the three points.
The first ten minutes was fairly even as both sides struggled to get in on goal and really but the defences under any pressure.
The first shot of the game fell to the visitors when Aidan Kirby got in on the Boro goal and his shot was well-saved by Kyle Haslam.
In the 25th minute the Boro went in front after a cross was whipped in from the left and Carl Peers managed to get a touch and put it past the keeper.
Boro had another chance in the 33rd minute when Nathan Quirk whipped in a nicely placed cross to James Hooper whose shot just went wide.
In the 38th minute the hosts had doubled their lead after Hooper showed some fantastic skill to get away from the Brighouse defence his shot was well saved but the rebound fell to Peers who tapped home from close range.
With five minutes left of the half Haslam was forced into action again this time denying Ishmael Dawson from close distance.
Half Time: Radcliffe 2-0 Brighouse Town
Hooper had a chance for the home side right from the restart his shot deflected out for a corner.
After the hour mark it seemed Brighouse had upped the tempo of their game and were starting to put Radcliffe under pressure.
They soon got a goal back in the 66th minute when Thomas Haigh’s shot beat Haslam at the bottom corner of the goal.
The visitors equalised in the 77th minute via Haigh’s second goal of the game when his shot was deflected over the keeper.
In the 79th minute Hooper shot goes wide after a nice Radcliffe move.
With ten minutes left all the pressure and attacks were coming from the visitors as they looked for a late winner.
Brighouse finally got their winner in the 82nd minute when Rhys Jenkinson got the ball in acres of space after a Boro defensive mistake and Haslam just couldn’t reach his shot.
In injury time Hooper got in on goal and forced a great save out of Chris Butt to keep the win and the three points intact for his team.
Full Time: Radcliffe 2-3 Brighouse Town