All the hard work in getting the game on paid off –at least for seventeenth-placed Dronfield Town- when they took all three points after a 2-0 win over Brigg Town at Stonelow Road yesterday in Toolstation NCEL Division One –and winning Manager Chris Millington was pretty happy with a number of aspects of his side’s display, writes Colin Muncie.
Forty-nine hardy souls watched as first half goals from Callum Mawbey (11 mins) and Mark Fereday (30) decided the outcome at The H E Barnes Stadium.
Chris told the Bootiful Game “We were good again today in tough conditions. It’s a third clean sheet in a row for us which is the most pleasing thing for me. It’s one chalked off in what is important week for us. The lads passed the ball well today and deserved the three points”
Chris had a special word for the backroom team for overcoming the adverse weather conditions. “Massive credit has to go to all of committee who have worked since 10 o clock this morning to get the game on”.
Brigg Town Manager Lee Thompson felt that the game was won and lost in the first forty-five minutes on that difficult surface. “ Their pitch made Selby look like Wembley, but no excuses-it’s the same for both sides. Their lads wanted it more than ours in the first half and we couldn’t string two passes together, so going in at half time two- nil was what we deserved. I told them some home truths at half time -but that stays in the dressing room”
Lee felt his side competed better after the break but paid tribute to the hosts’ work ethic “It wasn’t a pitch to play football on and it was just a battle. The second half was fifty-fifty but the damage was already done. We need to start on Wednesday how we played the second half today. Credit where it’s due- Dronfield battle for each other; and that will get any team points through the season”
“We lacked that team spirit in the first half and it cost us- but we win together and lose together”.