Vital three points for lowly Brigg Town

Brigg 3-2 York University

Brigg Hockey Club took three priceless points from their home game with York University, points which pulled them away from the bottom of the table.

It was Brigg’s best win of the season as they hung on in the later stages of the game to claim a 3-2 win against the high flying students.

After a short period of cat and mouse exchanges, Brigg took the lead in their first attack.

A neat move saw them break into the circle where Ollie Reid found time and space to slot his shot past the visiting keeper.

It was not long before York were back on terms when a long hit found its way through to a striker, left unmarked in the Brigg circle, and he calmly slotted home.

Brigg got their lead back before half time when David Baggott slammed his shot past the keeper when put free.

York fought back early in the second half and created more chances than in the first period.

They equalised when a midfielder somehow forced his way up the by-line and saw his cross–cum–shot diverted off Brigg defender Nick Beacock for an unfortunate own goal.

Brigg were not to be denied and the winner came 15 minutes from the end of a pulsating encounter.

When the cross came over it was Simon Dixon who got the touch. Brigg defended well through the final ten minutes with skipper Andrew Burnett setting the example.

Brigg 2nds lost 6-1 away to high flying Bradford 1st team in Division 2.

Simon Weightman got the Brigg goal while Liam Egan turned in a very solid performance in the Brigg defence, his best since promotion to the 2nd team.

Brigg 3rds moved into third position in Division 6 South with a 6-1 win over Hull 4th.

Goalscorers were Peter Spittlehouse (2) Adam Storr and Henry Howarth.

Brigg 4th lost 5-1 to top of the table Barnsley 1st team, the scorer being Andy Whytock.

This weeks fixtures:

Brigg

1st v Boston Spa 1st away Saturday

1st v Lincoln away Sunday

2nd v Slazengers 1st home 3-30pm

3rd v Huddersfield 6th away

4th v Lincoln Roses 4th home 2pm