Brigg hockey round up

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FINDING their best form as the season draws to a close, Brigg Hockey Club Mens 1st team still have a chance of promotion in the Yorkshire Premier League, which if obtained would see them go into the East Pennine League and regain the status they had ten years ago.

They lie in fourth place at the weekend and will need to overhaul Leeds 2nd to go up. It is very tight at the top and Brigg have two games to play, but Leeds have a game in hand.

Table topping Sheffield Hallam are not eligible for promotion and York University, who presently lie second, have finished their programme and have indicated they will decline it.

Brigg’s latest win came 2-1 in a hard fought and niggly encounter at Halifax.

The home side took a first half lead before equalising through Andrew Reid. Brigg’s winner came from veteran midfielder David Jollands, who converted a pass from skipper Andy Dixon.

Brigg 2nds are now all but safe from relegation in Division 2 after a 4-4 draw with Wakefield 3rds.

Goals came from Danny Clay, Andrew Norris (2) and Simon Weightman. The latter two have been finding the net on a regular basis recently.

Brigg need two more points from their final two games to be sure of safety, but that is only if second from bottom Leeds Adel 3rds get maximum points from their three games remaining.

Brigg 3rds have an unbeaten record as they fly high in Division 6 South and are already certain of promotion. They won 7-0 against Huddersfield 6ths after the long journey to West Yorkshire.

Brigg 4ths, in Division 7 south, remain in second place and also look on course to go up. They just got home 4-3 against Hull University 3rds. Adrian Pymn scored the late winner.