FOOTBALL: Brigg Town outclassed away at Romulus FC

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Brigg were without Paul Ashton, George Zuerner and Josh Nichol for their Evo Sticke League trip to Romulus FC in Sutton Coldfield. The Zebras went down 3-0 and it was a long journey home.

There was a violent storm shortly before the kick-off on the all-weather surface, which still proved to be difficult to adjust to for the extra bounce.

Following a quiet opening from the kick off, Brigg were quickly having to chase the game when the home team scored in their first attack after just five minutes of play with a strike from 20-yards through the crowded goal area into the corner of the net.

With the wind advantage in their favour, the home team put the Brigg defenders under pressure and almost scored a second but were denied by Jake Turner’s diving save.

Brigg gradually got more into the contest and went close to levelling the score from a free kick played to Danny Buttle and crossed into the goal area for Michael Jacklin to meet the ball with a shot at goal, pushed against the cross bar. The score line remained the same up to the half-time break.

Brigg started the second half with more possession and looking capable of getting something from the game until the home team scored the second goal after 55 minutes.

A Brigg attack down the left wing broke down and a quick break ended with a sweet low shot into the far corner of the net.

Scot Hellewell took up a forward role as Brigg continued to try to reduce the arrears.

In the last minute of the game, Romulus scored a third goal from a quick counter attack when the ball was again played down their left wing into free space and crossed into the penalty area where it was slammed into the back of the net from 10-yards out.

Brigg have a home fixture against Market Drayton Town this Saturday afternoon.