Brigg players struggle to get past Carlton’s disciplined defence

Carlton Town 2-0 Brigg Town

Brigg Town FC lost 2-0 at Carlton Town on Saturday.

The home team attacked from the kick–off and Tom Woodhead in the Brigg goal had to be alert to make a save low down.

Carlton scored their first goal after 13–minutes of play after a move down the left wing and a shot which found the bottom corner of the net from close range.

This initial success gave the home team plenty of confidence and they had most possession of the ball throughout the remainder of the first half with Brigg never really able to test out the opposing goalkeeper.

Brigg started the second half much better and had their best spell of the game in its opening 20 minutes, but without causing any real problems to the resolute home defence.

Carlton threatened again with a neat combination of play before Brigg had a good chance to level the score after an hour of play when Phil Jackman flicked the ball forward for Charlie Weir, who was making his debut, but the young striker got under the ball and lifted his shot over the cross bar.

The home team stepped up their game for the last 15 minutes and they made the game safe with ten minutes to go.

Brigg travel again this Saturday afternoon to face Newcastle Town.