Brig­house Town set to lose star striker Facey

Halifax Courier - - Sport -

The prospect of los­ing striker Danny Facey has brought Brig­house Town back to earth af­ter their record 8-0 win over Droyls­den on Mon­day. Barns­ley club Shaw Lane Aquaforce slapped a seven day no­tice on the ex­pe­ri­enced player, who looks likely to miss to­mor­row’s visit from in­form Spen­ny­moor Town (3.0) in the Evo-Stik NPL League.

Facey, a proven goal scorer for­merly with Al­bion Sports, Brad­ford Park Av­enue and Os­sett Town, missed Town’s run­away suc­cess over Droyls­den at the start of the week as his re­cently born baby had been taken into hos­pi­tal.

The seven day no­tice from the wealthy Aquaforce was up last night and as­sis­tant man­ager Mark Booth has told non­con­tracted Facey they would like him to stay but if there is a good deal on the ta­ble for the Hud­der­s­field-based man, Brig­house can’t com­pete.

Town have also lost Hal­i­fax-based mid­fielder Ben Atkin­son back to his par­ent club Cur­zon Ash­ton, while James Hurt­ley and Leon Henry both face late fit­ness checks ahead of Satur­day’s game.

Striker Steve Holling­worth is back in the frame af­ter miss­ing Mon­day’s game due to a fam­ily en­gage­ment but cen­tral de­fender Adam Field is out for three week­swith an an­kle in­jury picked up at Prescot last week­end.

Spen­ny­moor, who are ex­pected to give Town their big­gest home gate of the sea­son so far, are un­beaten in 2016 af- ter an in­dif­fer­ent start to the sea­son.

Town, who now sit 10th, were 3-1 win­ners at The Brew­ery Field back in Oc­to­ber with a brace from Ernest Boafo and a Ryan Hall goal.

Fourth- placed Spen­ny­moor’s lat­est suc­cess came on Mon­day night against rel­e­ga­tion- threat­ened Har­ro­gate Rail­way Ath­letic in a 4-0 win to fol­low up last Satur­day’s 6-1 home win over Ken­dal Town.

Brig­house will go into to­mor­row’s game on the back of con­trast­ing re­sults against teams from the lower reaches of the divi­sion over the last week.

They dis­ap­pointed in a 2-1 de­feat at Prescot Cables last Satur­day when they trailed to a Phil Ban­nis­ter penalty on 16 min­utes and a loop­ing Joe Evans header af­ter 57 be­fore James Pol­lard got one back with an ex­cel­lent free kick on 82 min­utes.

Paul Quinn’s men re­sponded in em­phatic style on Mon­day when they crushed Droyls­den 8-0 at Hove Edge on Mon­day.

Sam Hewitt’s header from a cor­ner gave Town the lead af­ter 12 min­utes and Ryan Hall rounded the ‘keeper to make it 2-0 six min­utes later.

The hosts added a third on 35 min­utes when they broke quickly fol­low­ing a Droyls­den cor­ner for Tom Haigh to fin­ish.

The in­flu­en­tial Tom Robin­son’s through-ball set up Hall to lob the ‘keeper on 54 min­utes be­fore Robin­son got in on the scor­ing him­self.

Brig­house sub­sti­tutes Con­nah Jud­son, Isaac Bald­win and Kurt Har­ris added to the tally in the clos­ing 13 min­utes. Brig­house Old Boys put in their worst per­for­mance of the sea­son in a 4-3 home loss to lo­cal ri­vals Wyke Wan­der­ers in the West York­shire League. Af­ter an even start on the 3G pitch at Light­cliffe Academy, Wyke had a player sent off for a two-footed chal­lenge. Old Boys quickly went ahead through aRichard Heins’ penalty, only for Wyke to level soon af­ter. Brig­house re­gained the lead through Lee but the hosts eased off and Wyke tapped the ball in for 2-2 af­ter 30 min­utes. Wyke took a de­served lead when home ‘keeper Ja­son Hib­bert’s at­tempted clear­ance was charged down. Old Boys wasted pos­ses­sion in the se­cond-half while Wyke showed spirit, in­creas­ing their lead from the penalty spot af­ter Lee Wil­liams’ reck­less chal­lenge. In the last 15 min­utes Old Boys made in­roads. Lee had a headed goal dis­al­lowed and al­though sub Pete Kulezko scored from an acute an­gle it was not enough. Brig­house were due to face Field FC un­der flood­lights on Wed­nes­day night but the game was post­poned. They host Hal­i­fax Ir­ish Club in the last eight of the Hal­i­fax FA Cup on Satur­day (1.45). Old Boys’ re­serves lost 8-0 away to high fly­ing Leeds City Re­serves last week­end. They go to Bee­ston St. An­thony’s Re­serves on Satur­day.

On the move? Danny Facey has scored eight goals for Brig­house Town this sea­son

Eli Hey scored three for Ir­ish

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