Brigg v NFU

Late Penalty Denies Villagers

An 89th penalty from Anthony Bowsley earned Brigg a draw against Ferriby at The Hawthorns this afternoon.

Ferriby dominated the early exchanges but Brigg began to exert a lot of pressure midway through the first half. After 20 minutes a good move by Brigg saw Paul Grimes shoot straight at Ben Hallam who also pulled off a good save from Leigh Hutchinson 4 minuteslater. Brigg continued to exert pressure and a goal-bound Brigg shot hit Grimes and was deflected over. Jamie steel hit the underside of the Ferriby bar, Three Brigg corners in a minute finally saw Danny Buttle shooting over. Brigg's pressure paid -off in the 37th minute when Paul Grimes opened the scoring with a 20 yard shot that went in off the post.

Ferriby came back in to the game shortly before half-time andGed Dalton equalised in the 43rd minute with a close range shot that beat two defenders on the line.  

In the 50th minute Ben Hallam stretched full-length to turn a Grimes shot on to the bar but the striker reacted quickly and slipped the rebound home.

Wayne Brocklesby was played through by Ben Morley but Zebra's keeper Rob Zand was able to deflect the shot for  corner. Ferriby equalised in the 65th minute when Russell Fry's 20 yard shot finished off a good move between Ben Morley and Gary Bradshaw.   Four minutes later Fry headed The Villagers in front, converting a Wayne Brocklesby right-wing cross.

Brigg came back at Ferriby with Ferriby skipper Paul Foot clearing off his goal line  and Hallam diving full-length to save a Phil Jackman shot. For Ferriby Chris White came close to scoring with a header that was turned for a corner by Zand.

It looked like Ferriby had won the game until that late penalty.