Sunday, October 07, 2018


Brigg saw two matches in the Lincolnshire Junior Football Cup first round yesterday (Saturday, October 6, 2018).
At the Hawthorns, Brigg Town won 2-1 against Crowle Town Colts through goals by Moody and Nicholls, while at the nearby Recreation Ground there was a 5-3 defeat for Briggensians against Lincoln Moorlands Railway, with Sol Hari, Ben Lingard, Stuart Briscoe netting for the home side.
Barnetby United also had a home tie but lost 3-0 to Swineshead Institute at the village's Silver Street ground (report and pictures  here from Lee Fielden).
In  EC Surfacing Ltd Scunthorpe & District  League division two, Hibaldstow Wanderers hosted Limestone Rangers Reserves and won 3-1 with goals from Daniel Harding, Mark Walters, Mary Thornber.
Barnetby United Reserves won 3-0 at New Holland Villa, courtesy of strikes by Dawid Kotwica, Dima Burdeynyy and Lee Greenfield.

Pictures of the Brigg Town v Crowle Town Colts game can be viewed through this link...

Railwaymen fall at the first hurdle

Two calamitous moments of defending in the first 15 minutes saw Barnetby United facing an uphill struggle against Swineshead Institute.
Firstly a huge clearance by the keeper landed in the Barnetby box and with hesitation all round the quickest to react was Bert Snaith who slotted home.
Five minutes later yet more hesitation saw a corner conceded from which Paul Seiner headed home to make it 2-0.
United hit back almost straight away and had Hunt's effort dipped in rather than coming back off the bar the game would have taken on a different complexion.
The second half saw Barnetby pressing to get back in the game and Blendell came close when his effort was tipped onto the post; the rebound hit the keeper on the head and agonisingly rolled wide for a corner.
As Barnetby pushed on, Swineshead hit the post on the break and ultimately wrapped the game up with 5 minutes to go when  more hesitation at the back allowed Snaith in for his second.