FOOTBALL: Depleted Brigg succumb to Leek pressure

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A depleted Brigg Town FC team played encouragingly well for the first hour of the game but after the visitors scored their first goal, three more followed in the last 20 minutes as they went down 4-0 to Leek Town at The Hawthorns.

Leek began the game positively and Jake Turner pushed the ball out for a corner kick on the left, but this was well defended.

Leek continued to show most threat down their right wing and a corner kick went straight across the face of Jake Turner’s goal.

Brigg almost took the lead after half an hour when Scott Matthews struck a free kick from outside the penalty area against the upright with the ‘keeper beaten. The teams went in level at half time.

In the opening minutes of the second half Paul Ashton got forward for Brigg but sliced his shot wide of the goal.

The opening goal came from a right wing cross to the far post to be headed into the top corner of the net.

This goal began a period of dominance for the visitors and three more goals were conceded by Brigg.

Although Brigg finished well beaten by league championship contenders, great credit goes to the whole squad who played so well as a team for two thirds of the game.