BRIGHOUSE Town Under-21s suffered a humiliating 8-2 defeat at Field in their latest pre-season friendly.

Field took an early lead but Brighouse equalised after 14 minutes through Reece Kendall's 25- yard free-kick.

However, the hosts re-took the lead ten minutes later, and scored again just before half-time.

Town introduced Andreas McKintosh as a substitute and it brought a new lease of life to their attack.

McKintosh was brought down in the penalty box, with Kendall stepping up to score the spot- kick, but defensive mistakes allowed Field to restore their two-goal advantage.

Brighouse started to tire in the last 20 minutes, which led to Field taking a firm grip on the match and running out as worthy winners.

But Brighouse restored some pride in their next friendly when they defeated visitors Thackley Under-21s 6-4.

Town went ahead after only a minute when man of the match Jack Normanton chased Ethan Nixon's majestic ball down the wing.

Normanton who calmly rounded two opponents before having his shot blocked on the line, but a trialist slotted home.

Nixon was perfectly positioned to drill home a low, hard shot to put Town 2-0 ahead inside five minutes, and it should have been 3-0 after Paddy Lane was sandwiched by the Thackley defence, but Normanton missed the penalty.

Thackley reduced the arrears before Town scored again, with Normanton coolly slotting the ball past the advancing keeper, and he did net a penalty to make it 4-1 after 30 minutes.

However, Thackley scored either side of the half-time break to make it 4-3, only for Gus Muzanenhamo to restore Brighouse's two-goal advantage when he netted from close range.

Thackley were on target once but Town had the last word when a trialist completed the scoring.