GS: Phil Lumb 2-F,PC CARDS: Green: Jan Rees
This was an evenly matched game between two sides who gave their all. Sheffield started really well and inside the first ten minutes had hit the post, had a shot scrambled off the line, and missed a chance from a yard that was easier to score.
So inevitably, it was Brigg who opened the scoring from a disputed short corner.
The game then became an open affair with Sheffield's forward Phil Lumb working hard for the team and playing really well. He was ably supported by youngsters, Ollie Jones, Harry Curtis, and Luke Hardy who showed skill and determination in buckets.
Phil Lumb gained the rewards for his efforts by scoring the equaliser, and early in the second half he put Sheffield in to the lead from a well worked short corner routine.
A few minutes later, Nick Bettles scored a super goal but it was strangely ruled out by the umpire who seemed to be alone in claiming that the shot was from outside the D. Moments later a deft deflection produced a Brigg equaliser.
Jan Rees then made a number of good saves but with ten minutes to go, Brigg scored what proved to be the winner.
Still, a good game played in a great spirit, with excellent post match food and hospitality in the pub at Brigg. Games like this are why we choose to play hockey.
Special thanks must go to Harry's Dad, Ian, for bringing the youngsters to the game and for being a good lad in the pub!