Brigg Hockey Club men’s first team won their first three points of the season when they beat North Yorkshire side Richmond 2-1 at Brumby Hall.
The hosts started brightly and from the off the forward line set a high press and put the Richmond defence under pressure.
Within 15 minutes Brigg had created some good chances which should have led to goals. The breakthrough came after 20 minutes from a well-worked short corner routine which resulted in the Richmond skipper deflecting the ball high into his own goal.
Brigg continued to take the game to the visitors with two further short corners won in quick succession. The first one saw David Baggot have a flick well saved by the keeper.
The second was a repeat of the routine which gave Brigg the lead, but this time all attempted deflections by the Brigg attackers were missed, allowing Andy Reid to claim the goal from his angled shot at the back post.
After the break the game evened out, although there were three notable misses by Brigg when faced with an open goal to score into.
Richmond got a lifeline back into the game when they clawed a goal back with 12 minutes of play remaining.
This gave the opposition some belief they could rescue something from the game, but tight defending meant the home team were able to hold on and see the game out to collect a valuable and well-deserved three points.
Both Brigg second and third men’s teams lost to University of Leeds sides, the Seconds suffering a 5-3 away defeat and the Thirds a 3-2 home defeat.