Convincing away victory for Brigg’s men at York

BRIGG Hockey Club men’s first team travelled to bottom of the table City of York and enjoyed a well earned victory.

Brigg took the lead after ten minutes through Joe Coburn following a great passing move, carving through the York defence resulting in Coburn sliding in to divert the ball into the goal.

Brigg soon doubled their lead through Andy Reid, who pounced on to a save from the York keeper and rattled the ball into the net.

York managed to pull a fortunate goal back from a rather harshly awarded short corner, hit along the ground into the bottom corner, post man Simon Dixon admitting he should have done better in attempting to stop it.

Brigg were disappointed by this and upped their ball retention and possession, producing an excellent team goal with sensible play from Reid, squaring to an unmarked Coburn who slotted away.

Half time came and at 3-1 Brigg knew another goal from York would bring them right back into the game.

Brigg started the second half on the offensive and pressed for another goal, but were caught on the break by York, who managed to round the Brigg keeper Collin Lattimore following some poor decisions from other Brigg defenders and slot into the goal.

Brigg were not happy with this and pushed even harder to reinstate their two goal cushion and managed to do so when Oliver Reid latched onto a raised ball in the circle, controlled and smashed home into the net past the keeper.

Brigg soon scored again through Andrew Morris following a great leave from David Jollands in the circle and a precise instinctive shot low into the bottom corner.

York then tried one last push, but as the Brigg defence held strong, a York midfielder tried an ambitious aerial ball from a long corner, but hooked the ball towards the half way line landing near Andrew Reid, who turned the last man brilliantly and raced away to beat the keeper in a one on one to seal the game for Brigg 6-2.

This was a convincing result for Brigg as they now start to climb the table.

Simon Dixon took man of the match honours.

Brigg Men’s 2nd team remain bottom of Division 2 despite drawing 2-2 at home with Chapeltown 2nds, Simon weightman and Andrew Norris being the Brigg scorers. Only an added time equaliser from the visitors denied Brigg a win.