Brigg knocked out of FA Cup as they fall to Welfare defeat

Armthorpe Welfare 2 Brigg Town 0

BRIGG were knocked out of the FA Challenge Cup by this defeat at Armthorpe last week.

They were never able to show their league form, which has seen them extend an unbeaten run to five games, and the home team deserved to win the game.

Brigg were first to show with Bruno Holden winning a right wing corner kick, but this was well collected by the home keeper.

When the home team attacked down their right wing, Brigg keeper Tom Woodhead did well to save a fierce shot low down inside his left hand post.

The first goal came in the 21st minute from a set piece right wing corner kick.

When the ball was played to the far side of the penalty area, former Grimsby Town striker Darren Mansaram was left unmarked to head it through a crowd of players into the roof of the net.

In the next minute, a similar right wing corner kick was swung in to the Brigg goal but headed clear.

Brigg had plenty of possession, but were never able to threaten and the Armthorpe defenders had little trouble in keeping the ball out of the penalty area.

The nearest Brigg came to levelling the scores came five minutes from half time when Liam Dickens’ free kick was struck over the cross bar by Michael Smith.

Brigg failed to raise their game in the second half and the home team scored again from a left wing corner kick after 74 minutes, when another ex league player Leo Fortune-West headed into the roof of the net, unmarked at the far post.

Brigg had a slight chance to finish the game well when they were awarded a penalty kick three minutes from time, but Liam Dickens’ shot was saved low down and the home team were able to play out the rest of the game in comfort.

Brigg face Leek Town at home in the league this Saturday afternoon.