Sunday, March 15, 2020
FOOTBALL GOES AHEAD AT BRIGG REC & BARNETBY DESPITE CORONAVIRUS ALERT
Due to the Coronavirus alert, Brigg Town Football Club's scheduled home game with Skegness yesterday (Saturday, March 14) was called off by the ToolStation Northern Counties East League, along with all the others in this competition. But matches involving two local sides went ahead, as planned, in the EC Surfacing Scunthorpe & District League.
Division One leaders Barnetby United won 1-0 when they hosted Epworth Town Colts Blues. See match report below and these action pictures from Lee Fielden, Barnetby being in the black and white strip. Barnetby are seven points clear at the top of the table.
In Division Two, mid-table Briggensians drew 0-0 with Scotter United Reserves at Brigg Recreation Ground.
Brigg Town Reserves went down 3-0 at Grimsby Borough Reserves in the Balcan Lighting Supplies Lincolnshire League Premier.
GREEN SEALS VITAL 3 POINTS FOR BARNETBY UNITED
A solitary Alex Green strike was enough to give the Railwaymen a 1-0 victory over Epworth Colts in what was a scrappy game at Silver Street.
His strike just after the half hour proved the pivotal point in the game which never really got going. Again Barnetby laboured in the opening stages, despite Dobbs being relatively untroubled in goal.
Epworth’s tactics saw Barnetby struggle to build any momentum in the game and long balls on a bobbly heavy pitch played into their hands.
Finally, on the half-hour, captain Scott picked up the ball at centre half and drove forward with purpose; the game opened up before him but instead of seeking personal glory he fed Cameron Hill in the inside right channel. His initial shot was saved by Epworth’s keeper but the ball was recycled and flashed across the 6-yard box ultimately finding Green who calmly sided-footed home at the far post to give Barnetby the lead with his second of the season.
1-0 up at the break, Barnetby continued to press but failed to add to their tally despite creating chances. Dobbs was sharp off his line and the back line of Watson Merrick Scott and Lloyd stood firm.
Hunt joined Hill up top and saw a late effort brilliantly saved by the foot of Epworth’s keeper.
Ultimately, The Railwaymen claimed the vital 3 points in what was a fractious and scrappy game.