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

Nostell Miners Welfare 0-1 Brigg Town FC CIC

Tuesday 6th February 2024
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Brigg travelled to face fellow mid-tablers Nostell and gave a gritty display to secure a valuable three points.

The Zebras were forced to make several changes to the team that had been narrowly beaten by Beverley Town at the EC Surfacing Stadium three days earlier.

Their first attack was down the right wing but Brett Agnew‘s shot was blocked.

The home team responded with a quick break to win a left-wing corner kick but this was comfortably cleared. Then a strike from Agnew was deflected into the arms of the home keeper.

Brigg missed out on a chance to go ahead after ten minutes when a mix-up by the home defenders let Agnew advance towards the goal, but a Nostell defender managed to deflect the ball wide of the open net.

Nostell replied again with a left-wing attack which ended with a shot flying past the upright.

The home team enjoyed their best spell of the game towards the middle of the first half but Brigg were well organised and strong in defence with a back four able to control the play. In midfield, Prince Haywood and Ben Vasquez continued to create good openings for the Brigg forwards.

After dealing with further attacks by the home team, Brigg wasted another opportunity to open the scoring when a free kick played into the penalty area from the left was blasted wide of the goal.

The first half closed with another free kick awarded to Brigg for a trip on the Brigg player-manager but the ball was hurriedly cleared out of the penalty area.

Both teams continued to work openings from the beginning of the second half but players from both teams were cautioned for some poor tackling.

Brigg had a great chance when Agnew played Brad Ronis in down the right-hand line and he slid the ball across to Dean McCarthy whose shot forced the Welfare’s keeper to make the save.

Nostell were reduced to ten men on the hour mark when Harry Atkinson received the second of two yellows in quick succession for late tackles.

Brigg made their extra player count with the only goal of the game scored after seventy minutes when Dean McCarthy received the ball inside the penalty area and turned sharply to wrong-foot his marker before finding the top of the net from fifteen yards out.

After taking the lead, Brigg looked comfortable and were able to see the game out to secure a deserved three points.

Zebras Eleven:

Hill, Petronzio, Boswell, Haywood, Spencer, McCarron, Mascall, Vasquez, Agnew, McCarthy, Ronis


Norburn, Griffin, Hutchinson

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