Brigg Town Football Club CIC
Toolstation Northern Counties East Football League - Division One

Brigg Town FC CIC 1-0 Horbury Town

Saturday 16th March 2024
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An Alfie Usher strike and a clean sheet against a free-scoring Horbury side ensured the Zebras unbeaten run continues.

Straight from the kick off, Horbury’s Gibril Bojang showed his pace to advance down the wing before sending a cross into the Brigg penalty area, but Lewis Hill collected the high ball confidently.

Brigg responded to win a corner kick which was met with a headed attempt going over the bar.

Hill was alert to clear Bojang’s next advance and set up a Brigg attack which ended with Brett Agnew slicing his shot wide.

Alfie Usher switched across the pitch to the right wing and had a shot saved by Paul Hagreen and then Sam Kyremeh found space to curl a shot just wide of the Brigg goal.

The home team began to gain more possession and played some neat inter-passing moves.

After twenty-five minutes of play, Agnew found room at the edge of the penalty area to bend a right-foot shot wide of the mark.

Following this, Alfie Usher struck a fierce drive against the crossbar with the ball bouncing back out into play.

Brigg enjoyed their best spell of the game in the latter stages of the first half and scored in the thirty-seventh minute. It came as a result of a passing move with a ball chipped forward down the centre of the pitch into the penalty area for Alfie Usher to find the top corner of the net.

Brigg continued to control most of the play and were good value for their single-goal lead at half time.

Brigg began the second half well with Usher and Agnew creating opportunities but Horbury began to look threatening with counterattacks, James Cusworth’s free kick from a central position outside the penalty area was driven into the defensive wall before being cleared up the pitch.

The game changed after fifty-five minutes when Horbury were reduced to ten players when their captain Luke Playford was shown a red card for a dangerous tackle.

The visitors reorganised to become more threatening with their quick breaks out of defence.

Brigg did create more scoring opportunities with Agnew glancing a headed attempt narrowly wide and Scott Hutchinson rattling a strike against the crossbar which had to be hurriedly cleared away from the goal line.

Horbury continued to push forward for the last fifteen minutes of the game and were close to getting a result for their efforts, but the Zebras’ back four were well organised allowing them to see the game out with their single-goal advantage.

Zebras Eleven:

Hill, Petronzio, Start, McCarthy, Spencer, McCarron, Usher, Vasquez, Agnew, Mascall, Boswell


Griffin, Hutchinson, Burnett-Hayes, Anderson

Zebras Player of the Match:
Stephen McCarron
Match Attendance: 207

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