Brigg Hockey Club Men’s 1st team continue to march on in the National Trophy competition. They defeated Bourne/Deeping at Brumby Hall with an inspiring second half performance after going 2-0 down in the early stages.
Brigg made a shaky start and the visitors stretched into a two goal lead before Brigg had time to take breath. The recovery began when Sam Ward scored following a short corner.
Then a quick move downfield saw Andrew Reid stretch out to use his pace to good effect to bring the scores level. Another short corner routine saw Ward put Brigg in front before the half time break.
Bourne were always dangerous in a breakaway but Brigg soon set their stall out to attack in the second half. It was at this stage, when the game could have gone either way that Brigg ‘keeper Colin Lattimore made three crucial saves. There was also some fine composed defending by Simon Dixon and Ben Treadgold.
Brigg made it 4-2 when fine work by Liam Redmond on the right saw him chase what seemed a lost cause, and having won the ball by the corner flag, he crossed to the far side of the circle where Reid was again able to pounce. Reid completed an impressive hat trick to complete the scoring at 5-2 and send Brigg through.
The previous day Brigg had notched a last gasp 3-2 win over Kingston upon Hull, Reid scoring with the final hit of the game.
The scoreline remained blank at half time before Brigg took the lead. Goals were then exchanged and Hull got back on level terms at 2-2 before the home side got that last minute winner. Marksmen were Reid with two, making five over the weekend, and Zac Meadows with one goal.
Brigg 2nds lost 3-2 to Wakefield 3rd while the 3rd team beat Hull University 3rd 3-1 and the 4th team beat Lincoln 3rd 6-1.