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Sat 30 Apr 15:00 - Toolstation Northern Counties East League - Premier Division Attendance 108

Brigg suffer relegation heartbreak

Brigg Town suffered final day heartache being relegated after no results went their way.

To avoid relegation Brigg needed to defeat Thackley on the last day of the season and hope their rivals lost elsewhere. However, Brigg narrowly lost while Parkgate beat Bridlington Town 3-0 and Armthorpe Welfare drew 2-2 against Garforth Town.

On 4 minutes goalkeeper Dayle Coleing saved a Paul Grimes shot and Lewis Dennison fired the rebound just wide.

Brigg then took the lead after Jerry White tripped Paul Grimes in the box. Grimes picked himself back up to score the resulting penalty.

Brigg kept going with Oliver Fisher forcing Coleing into a good save.

In the second half Brigg continued to play well only for things to go pear shaped in the last few minutes.

In the 88th minute Tom Batchelor conceded a penalty for a foul on Damian Hopkins. Tom Dugdale converted it before Liam Hudson bagged the winning goal with seconds remaining.

Although Brigg were unlucky to lose, they would still have been relegated as other results didn’t go their way.

Brigg joint manager Scott Hellewell was disappointed:

“It was a disappointing day all round for us,” he said.

“We ended on a whimper losing our last game. Other results didn’t go our way so if we won it wouldn’t have been enough to stay up.

“Thanks to the fans from all players and management. We will be looking for some silverware next season and hope to be promoted back to the Premier Division.”

Brigg (4-4-2): Barford (c); Smith, Batchelor, Thompson, Fisher; Broughton (Kelly 70), Lewis, Bratten, Dennison (Hornsey 64); Grimes (Parker 88), Anderson.

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Player of the Match

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Key moments

Scored Penalty Paul Grimes scores a penalty for Brigg Town


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90:00 Player of the Match
Chaz Fisher is awarded player of the match for Brigg Town
88:00 Sub On
Josh Parker is substituted on for Brigg Town
88:00 Sub Off
Paul Grimes is substituted off for Brigg Town
77:00 Yellow Card
Paul Grimes is yellow carded for Brigg Town
70:00 Sub On
Finn Kelly is substituted on for Brigg Town
70:00 Sub Off
Elliot Broughton is substituted off for Brigg Town
64:00 Sub On
Luke Hornsey is substituted on for Brigg Town
64:00 Sub Off
Lewis Dennison is substituted off for Brigg Town
61:00 Yellow Card
Zak Bratten is yellow carded for Brigg Town
End of period 1
14:00 Scored Penalty 0 - 1
Paul Grimes scores a penalty for Brigg Town
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As it happened

  • Thackley FC
  • Brigg Town
  • 0
  • Paul Grimes Scored Penalty 14:00'
  • Zak Bratten Yellow Card 61:00'
  • Luke Hornsey Sub On 64:00'
  • Lewis Dennison Sub Off 64:00'
  • Finn Kelly Sub On 70:00'
  • Elliot Broughton Sub Off 70:00'
  • Paul Grimes Yellow Card 77:00'
  • Josh Parker Sub On 88:00'
  • Paul Grimes Sub Off 88:00'

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Barford, Jody Barford, Jody
Fisher, Chaz Fisher, Chaz
Smith, Nathan Smith, Nathan
Lewis, Rhys Lewis, Rhys
Batchelor, Tim Batchelor, Tim
Thompson, Jake Thompson, Jake
Dennison, Lewis Dennison, Lewis
Bratten, Zak Bratten, Zak
Grimes, Paul Grimes, Paul
Anderson, Luke Anderson, Luke
Broughton, Elliot Broughton, Elliot

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League table

# 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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