FOOTBALL: Sheffield FC too strong for Brigg

Brigg Town went down 3-0 to Sheffield FC in a midweek game under the Hawthorns lights.

Brigg started well with a left wing cross finding Liam Davis, but his shot bounced straight up into the goalkeeper’s arms.

Sheffield’s first strike at goal was from 30-yards out but Miles Fenty got well behind the ball. A Brigg free kick into the penalty area from the left wing was cleared, but Paul Grimes and Danny Buttle combined well to get the ball back into the goal area from where it was scrambled clear for a corner kick.

Sheffield went close to opening the scoring when a left wing corner kick was headed past the far post. Although Brigg had enjoyed most of the ball in the first half hour of play, Sheffield looked sharp on the break and they went ahead after 30 minutes when Mark Dudley missed a through ball and allowed the visiting striker to run on before hitting a low shot into the corner of the net.

Miles Fenty had to make another save following a right wing throw into the area, but in the last minute of the half a Liam Davis shot struck the woodwork.

Brigg started strongly in the second half and created good chances to get level but failed to take any of these, Martin Gee going closest with a firm header.

Liam Davis was desperately unlucky with another shot against the cross bar and Paul Grimes’ header was knocked clear for a corner kick.

Brigg suffered a sucker punch just after the hour when Sheffield broke quickly out of defence to increase their lead.

Then with four minutes remaining, Brigg again gave the ball away in a dangerous position close to the half way line on Sheffield’s right wing and when the ball was played across the penalty area Sheffield had an easy chance to score a third goal, leaving the home team well and truly beaten.