Ok - for the 2nd time of asking I'll try and update the blog. Having spent the last 15 minutes typing up yesterdays trip to Brigg and adding photos the stupid thing said there was an error and closed without saving anything !
So, yesterday (all my troubles seemed so far away), Another glorious day after a very cold start (2 degrees at 7am). The usual suspects Hugh, Alan and Nigel set off on the 75 mile trip to Brigg Town. A straight forward journey of about 1 hour 15 and we arrived under a cloudless sky at Briggs tidy ground The Hawthorns.
First news we heard was that Ryan 'Massive' Hindley was back at the club for about the 4th time. His nickname derives from his ego - nuff said. He played under Duffers at Retford and we can only surmise that he is here for the dressing room rather than as a serious 'on field' signing although as his goal i the play off semi final a few years back proves he can still have an impact.
Before the game we all bought a Goalden Goal ticket and somehow both Nigel and myself ended up with 19 minutes ! We swapped them for 22 & 26 but as it turned out it didn't make any difference as Brigg took the lead in the 7th minute of the game ! It has long been said that the sign of a good side is one who can still win when they are not playing well. That was true of Belper yesterday as the first half looked ragged to say the least. Brigg missed a lot of good chances to add to their lead before Belper scored a superb equaliser just before the break. A cross from Lee Morris looked too long but Dan White arrived late into the corner of the penalty area and smashed a drive into the roof of the net.
|Dan White's superb equaliser|
I commented at half time that we were 2nd to every ball, Dave Laughlin said we were 3rd to some ! I also said it looked like one of those games that Brigg could rue their missed chances. Thats exatly how it turned out as Andy Rushbury pounced just before the hour to drive in a rebound and Belper were 2-1 up.
|Andy Rushburys winner|
Brigg still had a chance to save a point but they hit the bar when it looked easier to score. So Belper moved up to 12th in the table with their 3rd league win under Duffers & Godber. Next up is a trip to the First Club in the World on Tuesday night for the 2nd Rd of the Dootson League Cup. Looks like we may see a changed side for that as we have the big trip to Barton Rovers on Saturday in the FA Trophy.
The other photos from yesterday can be seen here: Brigg Town V Belper Town Photos