Brigg 2-4 Stockton
Brigg Hockey Club started brightly in their home game with Stockton in North League 2 at The Pods.
They created several good early chances, Andy Dixon getting in a shot on goal at a short corner and then Andrew Morris seeing his flick hit the visiting keeper’s pads.
Stockton broke away after 10 minutes and took the lead against the run of play, some slack marking in the Brigg defence the cause.
Two further goals before half-time for Stockton meant that as the interval approached, the home side were 3-0 in arrears and facing an uphill battle.
Brigg pulled one back just before half-time though when Josh Kirk netted after good work by Nick Sharp.
A breakaway move straddling the length of the field gave Stockton a 4-1 lead early in the second half. Then a goal from Zac Meadows reduced the arrears at a penalty corner.
Brigg then hit the post at another penalty corner before Colin Lattimore in goal got a crucial touch for a fine save. A fine effort from Nick Sharp heading for the top corner was then well saved by the Stockton keeper. In the end Brigg’s 4-2 defeat was against the balance of play.