Sunday, February 24, 2019
BRIGG TOWN FOOTBALLERS KEEP UP PERFECT HOME RECORD BUT BARNETBY LOSE SEMI-FINAL
Brigg Town Football Club maintained a 100 per cent home record in the Balcan Lighting Supplies Lincolnshire League Premier yesterday (Saturday, February 23).
The third-in-the-table Zebras beat bottom side Louth Town 2-1 at The Hawthorns and are five points behind Lincoln Moorlands Railway and seven adrift of leaders Gainsborough Trinity Reserves in the chase for the championship title. However, Brigg have played three fewer games than Gainsborough.
The Zebras have won all five home league matches in 2018/19, but have played nine away from The Hawthorns.
All three Brigg and district teams from the EC Surfacing Ltd Scunthorpe & District Football League were in action yesterday.
In Division One, Joe Taylor scored for Briggensians in their 1-1 draw with A.F.C. Queensway, whose scorer was Michael Hame.
In Division Two, Dominic McGuire, Liam Dawson, Jaroslav Judiny, Josh Goodman and Kyle Sylvester netted for second-placed Barnetby United Reserves as they won 5-1 against Limestone Rangers Reserves.
Barnetby first teamers lost 1-0 at Scotter United in an EC Surfacing Ltd Challenge Cup semi-final. Barnetby's Lee Fielden has kindly supplied these match pictures and the report below...
Railwaymen come up short in Challenge Cup Semi
A Paul Reilly goal on 50 minutes settled a keenly-fought contest at Northmoor Road as Scotter reached the Challenge Cup Final.
The game was in stark contrast to the league encounter in November when Barnetby were dispatched 6-1. They had their fair share of the play but couldn’t quite carve a clear cut opportunity.
Scotter were slow to get going but gradually built up a head of steam and had an effort cleared of the line on 40 minutes.
0-0 at the break, the decisive moment came seconds after the Railwaymen were forced into a change as Cottam was forced off with a hamstring strain.
As the game went on Barnetby tried in vain for an equaliser but the gaps they left at the back weren’t exploited by Scotter.
In the dying seconds of the game captain Joe Scott powered in a header that was cleared off the line.
Scotter will now face the Butchers Arms at Brigg Town FC on April 25th after the latter defeated Limestone Rangers 2-0 at Willoughton in the other semi-final.