Brigg end campaign with decisive victory

Brigg 3–0 Market Drayton

BRIGG completed their league fixtures for the season with a solid 3-0 home win against a depleted Market Drayton team.

Drayton were unfortunate to lose a player for half of the game because of injury with no substitute to replace him.

The home team started very brightly with Danny Buttle working down the left wing to find time and space to send two telling crosses into the goal area for Phil Jackman.

The first was knocked past the upright and the second saved at the expense of a corner kick.

Liam Davis crossed this into the crowded goal area for Ollie Fisher, who headed into the roof of the net for a third minute lead.

Brigg scored a second goal after 21 minutes when Phil Jackman played the ball into space for Liam Davis to strike a low shot into the back of the net.

The two goal lead gave the home team confidence to continue pushing forward and Danny Buttle’s supply of left wing crosses continued to put the visiting defenders under pressure.

The visitors started well in the second half and Tom Woodhead had to punch the ball clear from a left wing cross.

When Brigg responded, Danny Buttle raced clear before crossing the ball for Chris Dickman, but his shot was blocked.

Buttle scored a third goal for Brigg after an hour of play when he raced on to a ball played through by Phil Jackman to drill it into the back of the net.

Brigg looked more than comfortable with their three goal lead against a weakened opposition and missed out on further opportunities, but the visitors never gave up and continued to entertain up until the final whistle in a sporting game.

The win lifted Brigg a further place up in the final league table and preparations are now already in hand for next season.