Toolstation Northern East Counties League 2015/16
Saturday 8th August 2015
Steelmen get off to the perfect start to the season
The wait was over on Saturday for the 2015/16 season to start and the Steelmen managed an opening day win for only the second time since the 2007/08 season. Brigg Town were the visitors to Roundwood having being relegated the previous season from the Evo Stick First Division South.
The Steelmen looked to put early pressure on and took the game to the visitors and had the first real chance of the game when Ryan Johnson was sent through on goal and he lofted the ball over the keeper but inches over the cross bar. Brigg managed to work them selves into the game and produced a couple of good saves from debutant keeper Ben Brunt.
On 25 minutes Scott Whittington produced some good work out wide and supplied a perfect cross for Piers Bond to nod home from 8 yards out to make the game 1-0 to Parkgate.
HALF TIME - PARKGATE 1 BRIGG TOWN 0
The Steelmen withstood some good pressure from the visitors early in the second half as they tried to find a way back into the game but it was again Scott Whittington who linked up well with Ollie Yates down the right hand side and squared the ball to Ryan Johnson who lashed the ball home to make the game 2-0 on 72 minutes.
It was Johnson again who sealed the victory on 85 mins when a ball through the middle of the defence put him clear one on one and unlike in the first half this time he slotted the ball home to the right of the Brigg keeper to make the game 3-0 and gift Parkgate the 3 points
FULL TIME - PARKGATE 3 BRIGG TOWN 0
Parkgate: Ben Brunt, Ollie Yates, Reece Wesley, Scott Lowe (Capt), Gary Hibbert, Scott Whittington, Sam Foulds, Andy Dawson, Piers Bond, Ryan Johnson, Oliver Graham
Subs: Aaron Wiles, Andy Wood, Cal Douglas, Jake Ashton, Ben Langford
Next up for Parkgate is a trip to Tadcaster Albion Tuesday night 11th August 7:45pm Kick Off