Flying first team achieves emphatic away win

BRIGG Men’s Hockey 1st team travelled the short trip to face Hull and came away emphatic winners by 7-2.

Brigg started very slowly in the first five minutes of the game, but somehow found themselves ahead rather against the run of play, with a breakaway goal scored by Andy Reid.

Brigg then let slip two rather tame goals, both through deflections, and both following poor tracking of Hull players. Half time came and Brigg found themselves 2-1 down.

As the second half got underway, Brigg started to dominate possession more comfortably and started to create chances frequently.

Brigg drew level with another goal from Andy Reid, who slotted home from close range after sharp stick work from Oliver Reid.

Brigg seemed now to be in control of the game and were solid in defence all over the pitch.

Brigg took the lead with a goal from Tom North who calmly slotted home after Oliver Reid fed him the ball at the top of the circle.

This seemed to hurt the Hull team and Brigg punished them. Oliver Reid decided to join the scoring party following a killer ball from David Baggott at right back, who threaded the ball through the centre of the park to an advancing Reid, who managed to round the keeper and smash home.

Soon after Brigg managed to win their first short corner of the game and managed to convert through Joe Coburn who neatly re-directed a flick from Andrew Dixon high into the roof of the net.

Andy Reid then scored again for his hat trick, and finally Andrew Dixon slotted in from a tight angle. The final result was an emphatic 7-2 to Brigg.

Brigg 2nd team went into their game on the back of four successive defeats, but with the strongest squad of the season turning out for Brigg hopes were high for a first three points of the season against Thirsk.

Disappointingly Brigg could only take one point from a goalless draw.

There was a man of the match performance from in form keeper Collin Lattimore.

Brigg 3rds hit an impressive nine goals against Wakefield 6ths in Division 6 to keep their unbeaten run in the league on track.

Goals came from Adam Storr (3), Josh Kirk (2), Phil Dewfall, Zach Meadows, Syed Hassan from a penalty, and a spectacular affort from James Wood.