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Brigg Town
Handsworth Parramore
L Anderson (45', 74')
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Sat 23 Apr 15:00 - Toolstation Northern Counties East League - Premier Division Attendance 138

Anderson double stuns league high-flyers

A brace by Luke Anderson gave Brigg Town a 2-0 win against high flying Handsworth Parramore.

Brigg needed to defeat a very good Handsworth side to avoid relegation and did after their performance of the season.

Brigg’s game plan was to sit back and hit their opponents on the counter attack. It worked perfectly and Handsworth were unable to break down a solid defence.

Luke Anderson broke the deadlock in stoppage time at the end of an uneventful first half. Skipper Anthony Bowsley whipped a free kick into the box and Anderson rose highest to head home.

Handsworth still struggled to create chances in the second half and resorted to long ball tactics that didn’t work.

Goalkeeper Jody Barford was called into action tipping over a volley by Shane Warne at full stretch, but was untroubled for most of the afternoon.

At the other end Grimes raced clear only to be denied by a good save from David Ratcliffe.

Brigg sealed the victory when Anderson latched onto a through ball by Lewis Dennison and fired in.

Handsworth were unable to score a consolation and their day went from bad to worse as striker Kieran Wells was dismissed for an off the ball incident.

This was a great win for Brigg that kept their hopes of avoiding relegation alive. Brigg will stay up if they win their last match at Thackley and other results go their way.

Brigg assistant manager Rob Watson was delighted.

“We won 2-0 and the lads were fantastic,” he said.

“We worked very hard and defended well as a team. Luke Anderson worked well up top and took his two goals well.

“Man of the match for me would be Scott Hellewell. He was solid all game and never lost a header, won every one to one battle and organised the back five well.”

On Saturday, Brigg visit Thackley in the league (kick off 3pm).

Brigg (5-4-1): Barford; Smith, Hellewell, Bowsley (c), Thompson, Fisher; Grimes (Graves 88), Bratten, Dennison, Broughton; Anderson (Parker 90).

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Scott Hellewell

Player of the Match

Scott Hellewell

Key moments

Goal Luke Anderson scores for Brigg Town
Goal Luke Anderson scores for Brigg Town


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90:00 Sub On
Matt Parker is substituted on for Brigg Town
90:00 Sub Off
Luke Anderson is substituted off for Brigg Town
90:00 Player of the Match
Scott Hellewell is awarded player of the match for Brigg Town
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Jody Barford keeps a clean sheet for Brigg Town
88:00 Sub On
Matt Graves is substituted on for Brigg Town
88:00 Sub Off
Paul Grimes is substituted off for Brigg Town
74:00 Goal 2 - 0
Luke Anderson scores for Brigg Town
74:00 Assist
Lewis Dennison makes an assist for Brigg Town
45:00 Goal 1 - 0
Luke Anderson scores for Brigg Town
45:00 Assist
Anthony Bowsley makes an assist for Brigg Town
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As it happened

  • Brigg Town
  • Handsworth Parramore
  • 0
  • Luke Anderson Goal 45:00'
  • Anthony Bowsley Assist 45:00'
  • Luke Anderson Goal 74:00'
  • Lewis Dennison Assist 74:00'
  • Matt Graves Sub On 88:00'
  • Paul Grimes Sub Off 88:00'
  • Matt Parker Sub On 90:00'
  • Luke Anderson Sub Off 90:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
16. Garforth Town 42 43
17. Parkgate FC 42 42
18. Athersley Recreation 42 42
19. Armthorpe Welfare 42 40
20. Brigg Town 42 37
21. Pontefract Collieries 41 36
22. Nostell Miners Welfare 42 26

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