THERE were mixed fortunes for Town over the past week.

They started the week in defiant mood.

After facing an early two goal deficit away at West Didsbury and Chorlton on Tuesday night, Town had clawed themselves back into the game to take a point in a 2-2 draw.

Goals from Liam Beech and a wonder strike from Ryan Cook in a game held at home of Hyde United had the travelling away support in raptures.

It was then on to a home fixture against Clay Brow on Saturday at Ruskin Drive.

Torrential rain and the Saints home playoff game resulted in Town's lowest gate of the season and things got worse in the opening minute when Brow scored through Ross Trust after George Lomax had crossed.

Town's best chance came after good work from Cook presented Danku an opportunity that the Brow keeper turned over the bar.

Further goals in the second half from Trust and a brace from the lively Oliver Byrne saw Town lose 4-0 to the Skelmersdale outfit.

Talented youngster Alfie Stott almost gave Town some hope with a dribble and shot that had the Brow keeper scrambling but just ran past the post.

 Town's afternoon was summed up when Tom White managed to get the ball in the back of the Brow net before the referee disallowed it for a foul on the keeper.

Town are on the road next, away to Maine Road, Saturday 7 October.