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Brighouse Town v City of Liverpool

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Saturday 10th October. 3PM KO

Covid-19

As with our home games there will be some restrictions in place at St. Giles Road. Please follow the advice of Brighouse volunteers in relation to social distancing and masks. By us following the guidelines we are ensuring a safe environment to watch the match not only for ourselves but for those around us.

Preview

It’s been an eventful week! Following on from our 5-2 defeat away at Workington last Saturday, the club announced the departure of Craig Robinson via mutual consent. On Wednesday evening the Purps then announced the arrival of our new manager Michael Ellison. Ellison departed Runcorn Linnets at the end of last season following a successful four years as manager and ten-year association with the club. Under Ellison’s management Linnets won the NWCFWL Premier Division and adapted well to life in the Northern Premier League. Although Ello hasn’t yet had the opportunity to take in training, he will be leading the team at Brighouse and will be supported by two new coaches he has appointed in Matt Cross and Chris Lawton. We are sure all Purps will join us in extending a warm welcome to Michael, Matt and Chris.

On the pitch, the Purps will be looking to reverse our current form following three defeats from three in the Northern Premier League. Saturday will be our third straight away game after the Brighouse fixture was reversed following to the temporary closure of the Berry Street Garage Stadium due to COVID. Brighouse started the league season with a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Clitheroe, they then lost 3-0 at Marske United before an entertaining home clash with Runcorn Linnets in midweek. The hosts were reduced to ten men early on after Shiraz Khan received his marching orders, but raced to a three nil lead despite the man disadvantage. Linnets clawed what looked like a consolation goal back through Kurt Sherlock’s penalty (56). However in a frenetic end to the game Linnets got another goal back through Josh Brizell (95), before Kurt Sherlock equalised from the spot EIGHT minutes into injury time!

This will be our 2nd meeting with Brighouse Town. Our first meeting we went down to a 2-1 loss on a sunny away day in Yorkshire. Elliott Nevitt goal following some dazzling Jack Hazlehurst footwork to provide the assist proving to be too little too late.

Past Meetings

14/09/19 Brighouse 2-1 COLFC

Travel

Car- For those driving the postcode is HD6 2PL. It’s about 1hr 20 mins drive.

Train- It’s roughly 1hr 50 mins and will set you back £34.10.

Lime Street-Manchester Vic-Brighouse

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