FOOTBALL: Brigg Town lifted by Kidsgrove win


Brigg Town secured three valuable points in the Evostick North at the weekend to leave them 18th and above the danger zone.

On Saturday they enjoyed a 2-1 home win against Kidsgrove, taking control of possession in the first half and beginning with an attack down the left wing, only for Danny Buttle’s cross to be carried out of play.

With both teams cancelling each other out half time came and went without a goal.

Kidsgrove started the better in the second half, but Brigg’s best move came after Michael Jacklin won the ball outside the penalty area and slipped it forward for Paul Ashton to send a cross for Joshua Nichol to head wide.

Elliot Broughton replaced Danny Buttle after 62 minutes and was involved in the build-up to the opening goal 12-minutes later when he made a forward run and worked the ball to Joshua Nichol, who then slipped it into the path of Paul Ashton to run free before beating Daniel Read with his shot into the bottom of the net.

Ten minutes later, Brigg scored again through Jordon Thelwis after breaking up the pitch quickly from a goal mouth scramble.

With just a minute of the game remaining, Kidsgrove scored from a free kick. Kidsgrove surged forward in an effort to win a point from the game but Brigg held on to secure the three points.