Brigg Hockey Club men’s first team went down 3-1 when they crossed the Humber to play Driffield last weekend.
Zac Meadows gave Brigg an early lead, but in an end-to-end game they could not hang on to it.
They felt aggrieved at two umpiring decisions midway through the first half. Driffield equalised after a contentious decision in the circle and then Andrew Reid had what he thought was a perfectly fair goal disallowed when the umpire ruled it out for dangerous play.
Brigg certainly had the edge in the first half, but after the break the home side were more dominant. Two goals on the counter-attack put an end to their hopes of returning with at least a point.
* Brigg ladies’ first team lost 3-2 at Harrogate.
The visitors fell behind early on, but fought back well against a strong North Yorkshire outfit. Brigg’s two goals came from Helena Palin, who has been in excellent form this season with several goals.
Brigg deserved a point after a sterling effort and a dame-of-the-game performance by Arisha Hanson, but they couldn’t find the extra goal to put them on terms.
* Brigg men’s second team lost 7-3 at home to Old Malton and Thirsk. Goals came from every direction with Mark Skinner, Tony Wing – with a penalty stroke – and James Wood on target for Brigg. Keeper Collin Lattimor made some decent saves despite conceding seven, while Tom Reid was Brigg’s man-of-the-match.
* Brigg ladies’ second team lost 4-2 to Epworth, but Brigg men’s fourth team enjoyed a 3-2 home win over Sheffield Hallam Eighth XI.