Yorkshire Amateur kept up their pursuit of that second automatic promotion place with a 5-2 win over second-bottom Brigg Town in Toolstation NCEL Division One at the Southerns Stadium last night. It was a defeat which left the Zebras two points adrift of safety with just two games to play-and Brigg Manager Lee Thompson felt that the result was a little harsh,writes Colin Muncie.
It was 2-2 at the interval, as the crowd of 39 watched Ammers take the lead through Adam Gowing’s tenth minute own goal, but Myles Lawman levelled for Brigg after 15 minutes. Ash Flynn restored Ammers advantage on 40, only for Joe Maloney to level almost immediately. In the second half, though, the home side took control through Flynn, (58 mins and his 43rd of a fine season), Brice Tiani (67) and a Thomas Marsden penalty in added time.
Lee told the Bootiful Game that he felt that the scoreline was tough on his depleted squad “It definitely wasn’t a 5-2 game “he insisted. “Two apiece at half time, I honestly thought the lads could get something out of the game. With only 1 substitute fit enough to play, the lads gave their all and we missed a great chance to put us 3 2 up; but eventually on a heavy pitch we had no legs left and they finished the brighter”
Lee has been impressed by Ammers, but his own side have a vital match up at Worsborough Bridge on the horizon “Credit to Ammers-they are quality in possession and their overall movement is quality as well at this level and if they don’t get the runners up spot, they are my favourites to win the Play-Offs- but am sure they will admit 5 2 flattered them.”
“We were carrying a lot of knocks so we had no choice but to rest players tonight; but as you know we don’t make excuses- we get on with it, and go again Thursday”.