Brighouse started the game the better of the two teams, and put Albion on the back foot by forcing the early pressure with a couple of early corners.
But it was Albion who took the lead, when on 11 minutes and in their first attack Albion forced a corner, with Town sleeping Albion took a quick one and Alex Cusack crossed the ball, the cross evaded everyone and nestled in the bottom far corner of James Waggatt's net.
And within minutes Town found themselves two down, when Cusack found space and planted his header wide of Waggatt, giving the keeper no chance.
And then Town conceded a third when Asif Hussain blasted a 25 yard free kick into the top left hand corner of the net. It was a harsh lesson in taking your chances as new keeper James Waggatt hadn't even had chance to get a hand to any of the goals.
The game now entered a period of quite with neither side gaining the upper hand, and chances came and went for both sides, Lee Burgess and Glyn Haley both had shots saved and Waggatt denied Cusack his hat-trick by saving well at the midfielder's feet.
But just before half time Cusack completed his hat-trick when he latched onto a Mick Burke flick on, and slotted the ball past Waggatt to put Albion 4-0 up at the interval.
Town's second string were given some targets for the second half, keep a clean sheet, win the second half and take the fight to Albion.
A knock to Oliver Taylor meant he had to be replced by Tom Wood just a minute into the second half. And town started the second half the brighter and were controlling much of the possession and play, Brighouse then started to create chances, Lee Burgess latched onto a through ball and when one on one with the keeper, the young striker shot wide.
Burgess was again denied when Albion's keeper saved his 25 yard shot low down too his left. Town then rang the changes when Haley was replaced by Damian Gomersal and Alex O'keefe replaced Chris Dennison. Ben Charlesworth played a one two with Burgess and was only denied by a great save, and Burgess was again denied when his clever flick sent him through on goal, but again he failed to take the chance he had crafted for himself.
Then with 15 minutes left Town conceded two late sucker punches, when first Jordan Missin pounced on a blocked shot to add a fifth, and then Paul Helliwell ghosted in at the back post too add a sixth.
Town still had chances when Burgess saw another shot saved, and Charlesworth and Wood both left the ball too each other with the goal at their mercy.
It was a harsh lesson in finishing as on another day, Town themselves could of scored six. Best for Town was Lee Wilson who worked tirelessly for the cause.
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