Sunday, October 09, 2022


Brigg Town Football Club's EC Surfacing Stadium saw the biggest crowd of the day in Toolstation Northern Counties East Division One yesterday (October 8).
The Zebras remain in fifth place following a 2-2 draw against Rossington Main, who stay second.
Following a goalless first half, Scott Phillips netted twice for Brigg who looked on course for victory until two very late goals by the visitors.
The official attendance was 315 - the next best being 225 for Selby v Worsbrough.
Brigg Town Development lost 4-1 away to Nettleham in the Balcan Lighting Supplies Lincolnshire League Premier.
In EC Surfacing Scunthorpe & District League Division One, Barnetby United enjoyed a notable and praiseworthy 5-0 home win over College Wanders (see match report below and accompanying action pictures from Lee Fielden)
Briggensians secured a fine 6-0 win at Scotter United Reserves in Division Two.
Neil Altoft netted four times and there was a goal apiece for Joe Stothard and Luke Boden.

Railwaymen celebrate 1,000th game in style

Barnetby United turned in one of their finest performances to beat reigning division 1 champions College Wanderers 5-0 to commemorate their 1000th game in the Scunthorpe League, writes Lee Fielden.
After 3 minutes, Liam Davies’ through ball sent Harry Finnis down the left wing; he muscled his way into the College box and fired his side 1-0 up for his 1st of the season.
On 20 minutes, Will Forrest brought the ball down on the halfway line and, upon looking up, saw keeper Harris well off his line. He struck the ball into the wind, which seemed to hang for an eternity in the air before nestling in the net to make it 2-0.
College came back with a succession of corners but Barnetby held firm.
On 30 minutes great work in midfield sent Euan Langton through and his first time finish from the edge of the box put the Railwaymen 3-0 up.
Just short of halftime, O’Callaghan’s free-kick was spilt and Connor Watson pounced on the rebound to slot home his first goal for Barnetby to make the score 4-0.
This quickly became five early in the second half as Forrest sprung the offside trap to bag his 2nd of the game.
Jake Parker replaced Ben Popple in midfield and Tom Tuplin in goal made a stunning save to maintain his clean sheet in the Barnetby goal behind a back 3 of Carter, Merrick and Jordan that were outstanding.
Finnis, on the left, was replaced by Alex Green.
O’Callaghan and Forrest who had led the line superbly tired were replaced by Callum Wilkins and Joe Scott.
The game finished 5-0 to The Railwaymen in what was one of finest performances in the club's 1,000 games.
Barnetby players are pictured in their familiar black and white kit.

Next Saturday (October 15) Barnetby host Limestone Rangers in Division One, while Briggensians are away to Santon in Nev Watson Nursing Cup round one.