Davis hat-trick sinks Brigg
A hat-trick by Jason Davis gave Campion a 3-0 win over Brigg Town.
Campion won 3-0 on a sunny afternoon against Brigg. Midfielder Jason Davis stole the show scoring all three goals.
Brigg made a few changes with Nathan Peat, Charlie Cleminshaw and Oscar Marsden coming in to replace Jake Thompson, Ryley Thompson and Nathan Plumtree.
Campion began on the front foot and were rewarded when Davis bagged his first goal. A goal kick by Daniel Armitage came to Davis and from 30 yards out he found the net with an unstoppable strike.
Brigg responded with Marsden forcing Armitage into a decent save.
Jacob Buchanan then cut inside from the left and Dale Coy somehow tipped his thunderous drive onto the left post.
Towards the end of the half Lewis Dennison fired narrowly off target before Ryan Thompson had an effort well saved by Armitage at full stretch.
Brigg picked up where they left off in the second half with Marsden having a shot saved by Armitage.
Graham Hall saw a header blocked by Dennison before Campion doubled their lead with a similar goal. Davis let fly from distance again and found the net with another great finish.
Soon afterwards Davis completed his hat-trick after Cleminshaw brought down Eli Hey in the box. Cleminshaw was the last defender so he got dismissed and the penalty was converted by Davis.
Minutes later Buchanan stung the palms of Coy before Chris Rodgers made a good block to deny Hey.
Joe McFadyen came close for Brigg late on, but they couldn’t find a consolation and it wasn’t their day.
Campion were convincing and Davis was different class for them. Although Brigg played well in patches, they didn’t take their chances and struggled to cope with Davis.
Joint manager Nathan Peat felt slightly disappointed.
“I thought the final score was harsh on us. Although Campion edged it, we were unlucky to lose 3-0.
“At half time we were in it and changed our formation from 4-4-2 to 4-3-3. That worked on Wednesday, but this was a totally different game.
“We were still in it until the red card was shown. We’ve had twelve reds this season which is not acceptable.
“Some of our players did well and I gave Ryan Thompson man of the match. He was man of the match on Wednesday and replicated that performance.
“Credit to their player who scored a hat-trick too. His goals were good and he was outstanding in midfield.
“I’m sure we’ll do better next Saturday.”
On Saturday, Brigg host Yorkshire Amateur in the league (kick off 3pm).
Brigg (4-4-2): Coy; Norburn, Peat, Cleminshaw, R.Thompson; Marsden (McFadyen 64), Dennison, Bowsley (c), Petch; Deane, O’Malley (Rodgers 64).