Carlton 1-2 Brigg Town
Conditions were tricky for both teams when Brigg visited Carlton for their Evostick League encounter, so the away side were more than happy to seal the three points..
Brigg were the first to show with a shot from Paul Grimes testing home ‘keeper following a throw-in on the right wing. Paul Grimes looked sharp and needed close marking, but struck another effort just wide of the upright with the ‘keeper scrambling to cover it.
Brigg took the lead after 19 minutes when Paul Ashton chased a loose ball down the left wing and moved inside before striking a firm shot from 20-yards out into the top of the net. This gave the whole team a lift in confidence and within the next 10 minutes, further chances were created.
Paul Ashton played really well throughout the game and shortly before half time won yet another corner kick on the right wing, which was headed out to Paul Grimes to send a fierce shot over the cross bar from 20-yards out.
Against the wind in the second half, Brigg continued to try to play the ball about but were put under increasing pressure.
When Jordan Thewlis was fouled outside the penalty area on the left wing, Scott Matthews delivered another high ball into the penalty area where George Zuerner forced it over the goal line to double the Brigg advantage, the assistant referee confirming that the ball had crossed the line.
The Brigg defenders continued to look solid but as the game moved into an added five minutes, the home team scored a consolation with their last attack.
Fortunately, the whistle blew for time as soon as the game had been restarted leaving Brigg victors and gaining three precious points,
This Saturday, the team has a home fixture against Gresley FC