Brighouse Town boss Vill Powell has made inroads to laying down strong foundations, starting with skipper Adam Field committing to another year with the club who will be plying their trade in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier West next season.
Field, who joined the club in the 2013/14 season, went on to win a league title in his first season and has helped the club establish as a recognised NPL club.
Field told the club`s Pitchero website: “I love the club. Next season will be my sixth season and I’m happy to sign. I’m looking forward to next season and working with the lads.”
Reflecting on what was a tough season not only for the team but himself personally, Field added: “It was a slightly frustrating start to the season with injuries for me personally and the team never got going.
“We had players coming and going but towards the end of the season we had a consistent team and things started to change, we won our last few games and looked more like a team. Hopefully we can take that momentum into next season.”
Brighouse have also secured the services of goalscorer Aaron Martin for the 2018/19 season.
Despite missing a large chunk of the season with an ankle injury, Martin finished the season as the club`s top goalscorer and sixth top goalscorer in the league.
His fine goalscoring form led to Powell offering Martin and fellow striker Gabriel Johnson contracts part way through the season.
Martin proved himself vital to Powell’s team, scoring a hat-trick against local rivals Ossett Town which eased any relegation fears for the Town.
Marton said: “It’s been a good season for me personally, we are all disappointed with where we finished but winning six out of the last eight games, all the lads are pleased with that and we hope to carry that into next season.”
Martin scooped players` and supporters` player of the season awards and the `golden boot` at the club`s awards night, proving popular with colleagues and fans alike.
Martin was looking towards next season with a certain optimism: “We’ve had a lot of players this season, it’s been a bit of a mixed up team but hopefully we can hold a good group of lads and keep on battling and try and get promotion”.