West Yorkshire League: Diamond excels but Boroughbridge run ends

Boroughbridge in action
Boroughbridge in action

Brighouse Old Boys brought an end to Boroughbridge’s unbeaten streak as they sank Daz Ekin’s men 3-1 on Saturday.

Bridge had drawn five successive matches 1-1 heading into the contest in Brighouse and a surprise sixth draw was on the cards early on.

Brighouse took the lead thanks to Matthew Roy before a Ben Clayton strike quickly restored parity.

Any thought of the score staying that way were ended on 25 minutes when the hosts re-took their lead through Michael Pearson.

Paul Diamond was excellent in goal for Bridge and kept his side within touch of their opponents.

Bridge grew into the game as the second half progressed and had chances to grab a point, the best a spectacular overhead kick by Ben Clayton.

But with the hosts pushing forward in injury time, the visitors broke and Pearson made no mistake in hitting home their third.

The Blues lie sixth in West Yorkshire Premier, three points behind East End Park, who they travel to on Saturday.

Bridge Reserves returned from Howden Clough Reserves with nothing to show for their efforts as their slide continues with a fourth defeat in the last five.

The 1-0 defeat serves as another blow to Elliott Sheeran’s side’s promotion hopes as the season begins to draw to a close.

Bridge A, finally, lost their first league game of the Harrogate and District Division Two season as they lost 1-0 at FC Harrogate.