Sheffield FC 1
Brigg Town FC 2
It was a journey well worthwhile when Brigg Town travelled to Sheffield FC and came back with a 2-1 victory under their belt.
Miles Fenty was back in goal and Josh Freeman resumed in the back four for Brigg’s trip to Sheffield, with the team looking to continue its winning run and progress further up the league table.
They began confidently, winning a free kick down the left wing, but Josh Davies’s shot was cleared.
When the home team responded, Miles Fenty saved well.
Brigg continued to have plenty of the ball and Ryan Paczkowski forced his way forward to have a shot blocked in the penalty area and then Adam Lee won a right wing corner kick, which was cleared.
Sheffield began to get more possession and Miles Fenty excelled in blocking a fierce drive from the left wing and followed up with a second comfortable save.
A long throw from the left wing led to a header on target, but again Miles Fenty made a diving save to tip the ball past the upright.
Brigg put together another neat move down the left wing resulting in a left wing corner kick, but this went right across the face of the Sheffield goal and out at the far side of the pitch.
The home team seized the initiative at the start of the second half and had a great chance to take the lead after four minutes of play.
Miles Fenty was penalised at the edge of his area after colliding and needed treatment. The referee awarded a harsh penalty kick against him, but he recovered to make a good diving save from the spot kick.
Liam Davies was beginning to win more of the ball on Brigg’s left wing, but had a shot blocked in the goal area.
The first goal was scored after 63 minutes, after Martyn Gee slipped at the edge of the penalty area trying to clear a long ball played down the middle of the pitch, allowing the home striker to drive the ball into the far corner of the net.
Brigg responded well and in the next minute Liam Dickens fired a shot over the bar at the other end.
Continuing to press forward, Josh Davies rattled the Sheffield cross bar with a free kick from 30 yards out and Greg Archer drove the rebound over the top.
Brigg’s persistence paid off when they levelled the scoreline after 83 minutes.
Liam Davis won possession down the left wing, before switching the ball inside the penalty area to Adam Lee, who went past the home goalkeeper before driving the ball into the back of the net.
With two minutes of play remaining, Brigg scored the winner, when Adam Lee got free in the penalty area and passed the ball into the path of James Walker, who hit a firm right foot shot into the corner of the net to secure the points. With the mid week game against Leek Town postponed, Brigg now travel to Romulus (Sutton Coldfield) on Saturday afternoon.