Toolstation NCEL Division One - Game 7
02/09/23 - Brigg Town vs Wombwell Town
With the first half dozen matches and August in the record books Wombwell Town were looking for a similar start to September.
The first half at Brigg Town saw a game that could have gone in either direction and Jono Davis was first called into action after just seven minutes as the keeper had to rush out to head clear a loose forward ball, and luckily the follow-up was fired wide of the empty net.
The Wellers first chance of the afternoon came on 13 minutes as midfielder Brodie Cooper found himself at the edge of the box, but fired across goal and wide.
Six minutes later Gadhafi Kiwanuka chased down the ball, winning it from the feet of the defender, and forced keeper Elliot Broughton into making a save and concede a corner.
Davis was called into action once more in the 22nd minute as he reached the ball with a dive from the shot fired from the edge of the penalty area.
The end-to-end game continued with Kiwanuka fouled four minutes later on the edge of the area. Callum Walton lined up the free-kick, but was denied by Broughton.
Another corner was conceded from a save on 32 minutes by Davis and this lead to the opening goal of the game. The corner was whipped in, evading the outstretched arm of Davis in the air and fell to Oliver Fisher who headed in.
It was almost two for the home side on 38 minutes as Davis denied them again. This time from a free-kick from 20 yards which was tipped over.
With half time approaching there was time time for one last Wellers attack as Jason Paling put in a cross from the right to find the head of Eddie Agnew in the box. Broughton pushed the ball wide to his right, but it fell to Walton who crossed in. The effort was on target with Broughton getting a hand to put it onto the post before the ball hit Luke Mascall and finally off the back of Agnew who claimed the goal...just.
Half Time: BTCIC 1, WTFC 1.
The second half saw the visitors show the reason why they had taken 15 points from a possible 18 to start life in the NCEL and it took just nine minutes for the Wellers to take the lead for the first time in the game.
It took a great decision from referee Shemakay Own who allowed play to continue after Agnew looked as though he was fouled in the area, however the ball fell to Gavin Allott who took a touch and fired past the keeper and the man on the line.
Two minutes later Kiwanuka turned his man in the box and set up Agnew, but the shot was blocked and cleared before Allott could strike on the rebound once more.
The third did come on 62 minutes as substitute Louis Wardle was felled just inside the penalty area. Allott stepped up and made no mistake, sending Broughton the wrong way.
Brigg came close four minutes later as they looked to reduce the deficit, but the fierce shot from the edge of the penalty area was tipped over by Davis.
More daylight came on 67 minutes as Walton broke into the box and was fouled after putting the ball past Broughton. The keeper was booked and beaten once more as Allott gave up the chance to seal his hat-trick in order for Walton to finish what he started.
With ten minutes remaining substitute Brad Kerr was blocked in the area by the keeper and defender who made no effort to get the ball and another penalty was awarded.
Kerr stepped up and made it 50 goals for the club, firing under the diving keeper, and make it 5-1 to the visitors.
To make sure the Player of the Match was his, Davis made yet another save to deny the home side deep into added time.
Brigg Town CIC - 1
Oliver Fisher 32
Wombwell Town - 5
Eddie Agnew 45
Gavin Allott 54, 62(pen)
Callum Walton 67(pen)
Brad Kerr 81(pen)
Player of the Match