Deserved draw for Brigg Hockey Club

BRIGG Hockey Club 1st team moved up to fourth in the Yorkshire Premier League when they drew at home with Boston Spa at The Pods Astroturf.

Brigg took a 1-0 lead in the first half when Andrew Dixon seized upon a chance in the circle to slide his shot past the Boston Spa keeper.

The home side were well on top at this stage and looked to be on course for all three points. The visitors had other ideas and two goals from them left Brigg looking for a saviour to salvage a point.

It came in the shape of Andrew Morris who scored one of the goals of the season, a fiercely hit shot giving the keeper no chance.

It was just reward for Morris who had given an all action display in the Brigg midfield. Colin Lattimer, recently promoted from the 2nd team gave an assured display in the Brigg goal confidently dealing with several shots from the eager Boston Spa forwards.

In the end a point was a decent one against a Boston Spa side that has often been a bogey team for Brigg in recent seasons.

Brigg 2nds crashed 10-0 to Lincoln Roses 2nds in Division 2. Roses, without a 1st team match on the day, turned out a very strong side, but Brigg will clearly have to step up their game if they are to survive in this league.

Brigg 4th had a resounding 10-1 away win at Rotherham to keep them in the promotion hunt in Division 4.

Club training has now re-commenced on Monday evenings at The Pods from 7pm for all teams.

Mens 1st and 2nd team players are also training indoors on Thursdays at Ancholme Leisure Centre from 9pm to 10pm. The venue has been block booked for ten weeks initially and further sessions will be subject to demand and availability.

This January marks the 25th anniversary of Brigg Colts Hockey Club. To celebrate the club will be combining the U18s tour fundraiser on Saturday January 28 with a friendly mixed hockey event on Sunday January 29, where the current U18s will test themselves against a team of past players from the previous 25 years.