Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Nice to hear yesterday from Owen Bowness, with some memories of the Bowness and Gray football team which used to play at Brigg Rec in the 1960s/early 1970s. Some of the 'lads' still live in the Brigg area, we understand.
However, it's sad to note no club football being played at Brigg Rec on a Saturday afternoon. Or hockey, too, for that matter.
The latter sport, at league level, is now played on floodlit Astroturf pitches, and we don't have one in Brigg.
But football remains a grass sport. And although North Lincolnshire Council provides some very good surfaces, and junior football is obviously very popular, there's currently a sad gap at men's level on a Saturday afternoon.
Let's hope no-one in authority begins to question the absence of anything in the 'income' column, or seeks to employ 'use it or lose it'.

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