Sunday, April 23, 2017


With Brigg Hockey Club  about to play its biggest ever match, a long-serving player has written to the Town Council to highlight what has proved to be a record-breaking season.
Goalkeeper Andrew "Sass" Markham has told the council: "This Saturday, the 29th, sees the first eleven play Southampton Hockey Club in the final of the English Hockey Men's Vase 
"This competition is the Hockey equivalent of the FA Vase which Brigg Town Football Club won twice in the 1990s.
"The game takes place at Lea Valley Sports Centre, in London, at 1pm.
"This game brings the curtain down on the most successful season in the 97-year history of Brigg Hockey Club, having now moved back in to the town after a long absence.
As well as reaching this final, the 1st X1 have this season won the Yorkshire Premier League and with it promotion to the Northern League East. 
"Added to this, each of the other three men's teams have won promotion from their respective Yorkshire Divisions, the 3rd and 4th teams as champions.
"It would be great if Brigg Town Council could see fit to mark this season in some way, though I appreciate hockey has not got the same popularity as football.
"Should members wish to mark it, one suggestion could be at an open day the club have arranged to mark the move back to Brigg on Sunday, May 7th and I would urge members to come down from 10am."

Our picture shows Brigg (green shirts) in action on the new "Blue Astro" pitch at the Recreation Ground during their quarter-final Vase victory. 

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