The Hawthorns, home of Brigg Town is a revisit for me, although I have not seen a game there for many years. Only 23 miles from home and so it does not take me long to get there.
Both teams are in the bottom half of the league but neither are in danger of being relegated and both are playing for the first time this year due to the weather playing havoc with fixtures. I enter the ground and find myself in the corner of the ground. To the left are the dressing rooms and a small covered seating stand, with a small covered standing area beyond that. In front of me is an end with hard standing behind the goal.
I walk down past the goal and along the far touchline there is a modern covered seating stand.
The other end also has hard standing behind the goal and I continue to the other side of the ground and come to the covered standing area I first saw from the other corner.
I walk through this area and come to the small seated area.
It must be my age, but I remember this stand being a lot bigger than this and I'm taken aback by how narrow it is too. I make my way back to the corner I entered and get myself a hot drink to try and combat the cold. I take a seat in the seated stand that runs along the far touchline and settle in for the game.
The first half saw Goole making the running but they fell behind on 42 minutes when Grimes' shot deflected and looped over the Goole keeper. 1-0 to Brigg at half time. Brigg came out and looked stronger for the first part of the second half and could have gone further ahead. But Goole gradually came back into it and on 74 minutes drew level with a goal from Allott. Six minutes later and it was 3-1 to Goole with a goal from Law and a second for Allott. Brigg's collapse was complete when Grimes was sent off for a lunge on a Goole player on the other side of the pitch.
Overall a deserved for Goole and an entertaining game.
More pictures of the Hawthorns here.
Brigg Town 1-3 Goole AFC