HOCKEY: Missed chances costly for Brigg


Brigg Hockey Club Men’s 1st team battled hard in their home match with Wakefield at The Pods on Saturday but ultimately went down to another defeat,this time by 4 goals to 1.

With regular goalkeeper Colin Lattimor injured Brigg called up Ben Smith for his first team debut and he was to turn in a man of the match performance, repeatedly denying the visiting forwards with some fine saves. There was also a debut Ed Hotley in the Brigg defence the latter having moved up from Essex to live in the area. He too did well.

Brigg started positively and took the game to their mid-table opponents, creating a number of decent chances that were not taken.

Wakefield had other ideas however when opportunities came their way and seized upon two chances to establish a first half lead of 2-0.

In the second half there was a 15-minute delay as the umpires took both teams off the field after a downpour was accompanied by thunder and lightening, the umpires deeming that safety considerations forced a break.

It was the same story though as the teams returned to the field and Wakefield added two goals to double their lead to 4-0.

It was only then that Brigg managed to get on the scoresheet. After a break down the right involving Nick Sharp, the ball was switched left into the circle where Andrew Morris was on hand to seize upon the chance for a well taken goal.

It proved too little, too late though so far as Brigg were concerned and the visitors eased through to the final whistle and their 4-1 win.

Brigg 2nd lost 3-1 away to Wakefield 3rd with David Baggott being the Brigg scorer. Brigg 3rd and 4th met one another in a Division 5 South encounter with, as expected, the 3rd team coming out on top rather easily,the winning margin being 9-2.