Thompson proud despite defeat to Campion

Tenth-placed Campion came from behind twice to win their Toolstation NCEL Division One clash with bottom side Brigg Town at Scotchman Road –but after his side’s 3-2 defeat, Zebras Manager Lee Thompson was quick to point out the upsides from a hard-fought encounter, writes Colin Muncie.

Adam Gowing put Brigg ahed on 14 minutes, but Devonte Morton (36 mins) levelled for the home side, and half time came with the sides level at 1-1.Into the second half, and the crowd of 47 saw the Zebras hit the front again through Matt Steeper (58), only for Talent Ndlovu to level things up just after the hour mark. It was left to Matthias Britton to seal the points for Campion with seven minutes left.

Lee told the Bootiful Game “I’m very proud of the lads tonight. I was after a reaction after Saturday and the lads gave us one. We defended well in the first half against a decent side who know how to look after the ball; we rode our luck a little in that first half, but to be fair our ‘keeper didn’t have  too many saves to make. We went in level at half time, but I didn’t have to say too much because the players were doing what we asked of them; and in the second half, they worked even harder. The only disappointment for me was taking the lead twice; and then in my opinion -and everyone else’s -we had a blatant goal disallowed which would have put us 3- 2 up with ten minutes to play”.

Lee was typically philosophical about the outcome “ I’m afraid that’s the luck you get when you are down there ; Campion know they’ve been let off the hook tonight, but if you were a neutral you would have seen both sides trying to play football in the right manner. I couldn’t have asked anymore from them tonight, and we even have a long journey home so many positives tonight.

 “I’m very proud of them all and we go again on Saturday.”

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