Brighouse beaten by Bridge

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Brighouse Town’s form slump continued with a 3-0 defeat at Bamber Bridge in the Evo Stik NPL’s first division north last night.

They were behind from the eighth minute when Stuart Vasey struck and Paul Quinn’s men conceded again early in the second half, Matt Lawler doubling the home lead.

Chris Marlow’s 81st minute effort completed an unhappy night for Brighouse, who have now lost four in a row.

They slipped to 13th place, Bamber Bridge going above them.

Town now have two good opportunities to stop the rot against opponents near the foot of the table.

They travel to 19th-placed Droylsden on Saturday. The Greater Manchester side are on an even longer losing run than Brighouse and crashed 9-0 at home to leaders Warrington Town last night.

Brighouse host Kendal on Monday. The Cumbrians are 16th and while their recent form is poor they did manage a 5-5 draw with Prescot Cables last night.