FOOTBALL: Late equaliser sees Brigg take a point from Chasetown


Brigg Town 1-1 Chasetown

Brigg Town FC fielded the same team which was successful in the mid-week cup game against Scarborough for the homegame with Chasetown, which ended in a 1-1 draw at the Hawthorns.

Brigg began with an attack down the left wing where Scott Matthews won a free kick, played to the far post, but it ran on into touch. A cross was safely collected by Jake Turner in the Brigg goal.

When Jordan Thewlis was brought down in a central position 30-yards from goal, Paul Grimes struck the awarded free kick towards the top corner of the net, but the opposing goalkeeper turned the ball away for a corner kick.

Both Jordan Thewlis and Paul Grimes were being marked tightly and given no opportunity to control long passes up to them. When Liam Dickens pushed forward from midfield, he took a return pass from Paul Grimes to strike a shot over the cross bar.

After 25 minutes of play the Chasetown ‘keeper made a couple of successive saves from Paul Grimes and then Paul Ashton.

The visitors opened the scoring after 31 minutes after Liam Dickens lost possession and a firm right foot curling shot hit the roof of the net from 12-yards out.

This encouragement allowed the visitors to push further forward and just before half time, they almost doubled their lead when a cross from the right wing was deflected out for a corner kick on the left by Scott Hellewell’s important challenge in front of goal.

Brigg gradually regained composure after half time and were unlucky with a couple of penalty decisions for a handling offence followed by a foul on Paul Grimes being rejected.

However, Jake Turner had to pull off two first class saves to prevent the visitors from adding to the score before Phil Jackman grabbed a late equalising goal four minutes from time after Danny Buttle slipped the ball into the penalty area from the left wing for him to guide it into the bottom of the net.