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

Brigg Town FC CIC 4-1 Worsbrough Bridge Athletic

Wednesday 13th March 2024
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A superb second-half performance saw the Zebras run out comfortable winners at home to Worsbrough Bridge Athletic.

The game began with a quick opening attack down the middle of the pitch by the visitors but Jordan Spencer intercepted the ball inside the penalty area.

Luke Mascall was injured but able to resume after treatment to combine with Brett Agnew on the right wing. The ball was crossed into the Briggers penalty area but the goalkeeper was able to take it comfortably.

Keeping up the early pressure, Brigg won a couple of corner kicks from each side of the pitch but these were easily defended. Worsbrough began to get more possession and showed pace in their attacks but could not create any clear chances.

Lewis Hill was well positioned to stop a fierce free kick, setting up a counter move which ended with a low diving save by the Worsbrough goalie.

The first goal was scored after twenty-two minutes of play and came from an attack down the Briggers’ right wing. When the ball was played inside the penalty area, Spencer’s attempted tackle resulted in a soft penalty award and Harley Holt blasted the spot kick past Hill.

Worsbrough played more confidently with their lead, whilst Brigg’s early confidence waned for the rest of the first half.

Play became scrappy up to the half time break with neither side posing any real threats except for a free kick from midfield by Brigg played into the heart of the visitor’s penalty area but the forwards were caught offside.

The second half was much more productive for the Zebras after an equalising goal seven minutes in. A free kick from the halfway line by Steve McCarron was headed on inside the Worsbrough penalty area by Agnew for Ben Vasquez to strike a fine shot from a tight angle which found the far corner of the net.

Brigg had to defend another free kick but then pushed forward again only to be denied by some excellent goalkeeping.

Lewis Hill also made a couple of fine saves before Brigg took the lead after seventy minutes of play. The goal was scored from an Alfie Usher cross that was half-cleared to Jack Boswell, who drove the ball under the keeper from fifteen yards out.

At the other end of the pitch, the opponents were unlucky with a strike against Hill’s crossbar bouncing clear, but Brigg scored again in the seventy-fifth minute with a cracking effort from Luke Mascall, who controlled a lovely forward pass from Boswell before lobbing the Briggers’ goalkeeper with a dipping half-volley from thirty-five yards out.

More was to follow as substitute Kurtis Gollings ended an attacking ten-minute spell to grab a fourth goal for the home team after eighty-three minutes.

The visitors pressed again in the closing minutes seeking some consolation for their efforts but Hill produced another great save which was followed by a strike against his crossbar.

Brigg won the three points after a strong second-half showing and they move up to eighth position in the league, with another home game to play on Saturday afternoon against Horbury Town.

Zebras Eleven:

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


Norburn, Start, Burnett-Hayes, Osborne, Gollings

Match Attendance: 152

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