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Brigg Town
Bedworth United
Sat 5 Apr 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier - First Division South Full time Attendance 107

Brigg Town 0 Bedworth United 2

In a poor game against lowly Bedford United on Saturday, Brigg missed the opportunity of moving further up the league.

Josh Nichol was back in the attack along with Kieran McCaffrey and the game began with a couple of early attacks by the home team winning a free kick and left wing throw respectively but these were cleared. Another foul against Elliot Broughton by the uncompromising Mark Branch set up an opportunity for Will Peers but again the ball was cleared from the penalty area.

Bedworth's first attack came down the left wing with Andrew Westwood moving the ball on to Ben Steane but Rob Zand held on to his cross. Jack Bowskin conceded a free kick but Daniel Dubitat's effort was blocked. There was little to talk about as the team's came off at half time after a really poor forty- five minutes but Josh Nichol suffered with a scrape down the back of his leg as he walked in.

The second half was not much better than the first but the visitors opened the scoring five minutes after the break. An attempted clearance from the Brigg defence was sliced to MITCHELL PIGGON, who controlled the ball neatly before turning to fire it into the far corner of the net.

Brigg's response came from a free kick outside the penalty area from Scott Matthews but his shot at goal was parried by 'keeper James Hogarth-Wren before he eventually got hold of the ball. Then Danny Buttle delivered his first telling cross from the left wing into the penalty area but the ball was cleared.

Bedworth then scored a second goal after sixty-seven minutes when Scott Hellewell's attempted pass back to Rob Zand fell short and MITCHELL PIGGON nipped in to take possession before knocking the ball into the back of the net from close range.

Brigg were unable to get a single shot on goal before time ran out and Danny Buttle's frustration led to a red card being shown in added time as the visitors secured the three precious points. On Saturday afternoon, Sutton Coldfield are the visitors and are likely to provide another stiff task.

Brigg team - Rob Zand, Will Peers, Scott Matthews, Anthony Bowsley, Scott Hellewell, Jack Bowskin, Paul Ashton, Kieran McCaffrey, Josh Nichol, Elliot Broughton, Danny Buttle (subs used - Matt Muldoon (replaced McCaffrey, 54 mins) and Andy Millen (replaced Bowskin, 63 mins))

Paul Ashton

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Paul Ashton

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League round up

Other First Division South results

4
0
Newcastle Town
Loughborough Dynamo
0
2
Mickleover Sports
2
4
Halesowen Town
Scarborough Athletic
3
0
Sutton Coldfield Town
2
0
Sheffield FC

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# Team Pl Pts
16. Sheffield FC 40 44
17. Lincoln United 40 36
18. Brigg Town 40 35
19. Market Drayton Town 40 35
20. Bedworth United 40 34
21. Kidsgrove Athletic 40 30
22. Eastwood Town 0 0

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