Brigg break their bad luck

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Brigg Town FC got back to winning ways when they beat Sutton Coldfield Town 2-1 at the Hawthorns.

The Midlands based team began the game strongly and soon put the home defenders under pressure after Greg Archer lost possession of the ball in the centre circle.

The early domination was soon rewarded, when the first goal was scored after just four minutes of play, a great strike flying into the top corner of the net from twenty yards out.

This initial success gave the visitors plenty of confidence and the lead should have been increased ten minutes later, when a poor clearance from Miles Fenty fell kindly, but the Sutton shot went over the unguarded Brigg goal.

Brigg gradually got into the game and threatened with an in-swinging left wing corner kick cleared off the goal line. After Liam Davis was brought down outside the penalty area on the right wing, Joshua Davies’s free kick was aimed at Ryan Paczkowski, but the ball glanced off his head at the far post to go wide.

Sutton responded and an over-head kick inside the penalty area was just over the bar.

Liam Davis switched wings and began to cause the visitors more problems.

Another left wing corner kick from Joshua Davies was too deep and went out of play at the far side of the pitch.

Brigg won more possession in the second half, but the visitors defended well and looked dangerous on counter attacks.

The equalising goal came after 67 minutes following a fine passing movement. It started when Chas Fisher found space down the left wing before passing the ball inside to Adam Lee, who then picked out Liam Davis in a central position for him to strike a fierce shot into the roof of the net from 12 yards out.

Five minutes later, the winning goal came from another slick movement between Adam Lee and Ryan Paczkowski, ending with the latter taking a return pass inside the penalty area to send a cracking drive into the back of the net.

Brigg held on fairly comfortably to the slender lead to secure all three points from the game and consequently move higher up the league table.

This Saturday afternoon they travel to play at Mickleover Sports.