Newcastle Town 1-1 Brigg Town FC
Brigg Town FC beat the wintry weather with they journeyed to the Staffordshire based Newcastle Town and earned a 1-1 draw.
A last minute goal from Paul Grimes earned Brigg a point for a third successive draw in the league competition. Martyn Gee returned to the starting line-up and produced a solid performance alongside Scott Hellewell in the defence.
Brigg attacked from the kick off, but Paul Grimes’ cross from the right wing was safely held by Dave Parton in the home goal.
Newcastle responded with the ball switched across the pitch to their right wing and then a vicious shot went narrowly wide from 30-yards out.
This proved to be a tester because after just six minutes, Newcastle went into the lead when they won the ball by the left corner flag and when it was pulled back a firm shot was hit into the roof of Miles Fenty’s goal from 25-yards out.
Greg Archer looked to reply when he met a corner kick from Josh Davies in front of goal but the bounce of the ball took the pace from it. Miles Fenty saved well low down from another Newcastle Town attempt. When Liam Davis was fouled outside the penalty area, Josh Davies’ free kick was headed past the top angle of the goal.
A free kick from Paul Grimes was blocked by the defensive wall but the loose ball was struck over the Newcastle goal leaving the home team ahead by the single goal at half time.
Brigg played slightly better in the second half winning more possession of the ball but scarcely testing the home keeper.
Liam Davis had the best opportunity of levelling the score when he was played clear into the penalty area but pulled his shot just past the upright.
Ryan Paczkowski replaced Bruno Holden after an hour’s play and almost scored with his first touch of the ball as he dived to get a head on a right wing cross in front of goal.
In the final minute of the game, Paczkowski won the ball in the penalty area and pushed it forward for Scott Hellewell to head on and Paul Grimes got a critical boot on it to equalise.