FOOTBALL: Brigg disappointed with draw

Romulus 1–1 Brigg

An equalising goal scored in added time at the end of the game prevented Brigg from winning all three points from their game at Romulus in Sutton Coldfield.

The match, which ended 1-1, was played on an artificial surface requiring more time to adapt to the bounce of the ball.

Mark Dudley was included in the Brigg starting line up leaving Martin Gee on the substitutes’ bench.

The game started slowly with few opportunities created at either end. Miles Fenty was alert to deal comfortably with several shots and Scott Hellewell was dominant in the air.

Brigg’s first attack saw Liam Davis working the ball forward into space for Adam Lee, but the home keeper was quickly off his goal line to clear.

Josh Davies began to influence Brigg’s attacks and he switched play neatly down the left wing to win a throw-in, but this was blocked in the penalty area.

Following a free kick, awarded for a foul against Liam Dickens, Scott Hellewell met the ball at the far post, but his header was saved.

Then Alex Flett made a strong forward run down the left wing, but was blocked in the area. Liam Davis met a free kick from Josh Davis but drove his shot wide.

Brigg should have taken the lead after the half hour when yet another left wing corner kick was scrambled clear off the goal line twice.

Brigg had enjoyed most of the possession in the first half, but came under increasing pressure during the second.

As the home team mounted more attacks, Brigg’s back four were equal to the task of defending well and counter attacks looked promising.

Brigg scored the opening goal 15 minutes from time with a lovely movement down the left wing.

Liam Davis switched over to the left and won possession before feeding the ball inside to Ryan Paczkowski, who then laid it off for Adam Lee to strike a curling right foot shot into the corner of the net.

The points looked safe, but the home team pressed for an equaliser and into added time their efforts were rewarded.

Following a right wing corner kick, the ball was initially cleared, but it was then knocked back in for a simple tap in despite the appeals for an offside decision, which were rejected.

Brigg were disappointed at the final whistle and losing two precious points, which would have lifted them into a play off position in the league table.

This Saturday afternoon Brigg have a home fixture against Northwich Victoria.