Brighouse concede costly late goal

Brighouse Town v Ashton United. Tom Haigh for Brighouse.

Brighouse Town v Ashton United. Tom Haigh for Brighouse.

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A 10-man Brighouse Town side let two Evo Stik Northern Premier League points slip in a 1-1 draw at Harrogate Railway Athletic yesterday.

Daniel Thirkell struck for the hosts one minute into added time at the end of the game.

It was a blow to Brighouse, who had lost Tom Haigh to a straight red card after 50 minutes.

The visitors from Hove Edge, who were making it three wins and three draws for their last six games, had taken the lead in the closing seconds of the first half.

Ernest Boafo shot and the ball looped up off the home ‘keeper to Steve Hollingwood, who headed home form six yards.

Brighouse slipped a place to sixth in Division One. The next game for Paul Quinn’s side is away to leaders Warrington Town next Saturday.