Brigg leave it late

Brigg Town 2 Sutton Coldfield 1

In a highly entertaining game between two well matched teams, Brigg Town FC emerged with a late goal to secure their third victory in the last eight days defeating Sutton Coldfield 2-1.

The win takes them up to second position in the league table.

The visitors began the stronger side, but Brigg started to pass the ball about neatly and Alan Lamb was on the end of a five man move before striking a shot at goal which was well saved.

Sutton Coldfield’s keeper then did well to tip a shot from Liam Dickens over the bar.

Brigg continued to press forward and Bruno Holden combined well with Alex Flett to win a left wing corner, from which the ball rebounded off the upright and then was cleared off the goal line.

Brigg took the lead a minute from half time when the ball was played through into the penalty area on the left for Brono Holden to knock it in.

The visitors scored an equalising goal after 65 minutes following a right wing corner kick, which was met with a powerful header into the roof of the net from ten yards out.

Brigg scored the match winning goal ten minutes from time from a free kick just outside the penalty area, when Ray Ford’s strike went past the defensive wall.

Brigg continued to defend well and held on to their lead, going really close to extending it with a shot off the cross bar and another clearance from the goal line.

Brigg have an away game next Saturday in the F.A. Challenge Cup Preliminary Round at Armthorpe Welfare.