There was one change from last week’s win at Ossett Town, Samuels coming in for the suspended Phil Clarke in the centre of defence.
In a first half of few chances, it was the Bloods who struck, Liam Caddick beating the Brig offside trap to round former Droylsden keeper Steve James to score the only goal of the game on twenty four minutes.
Earlier the home team had the ball im the net, Stuart Vasey netting the rebound after Coates had saved only for the linesman to rule it offside while at the other end Jamie Frost’s shot was tipped over the bar by James while Caddick had a great. Halve to score after Luke Daly’s perfect cross found his head only for the striker to head across goal
After the break, the home side came out looking more determined looking for an equaliser, James Coates was forced into early action tipping Potts shot over the crossbar and The Brig had a big shot for a penalty when Kitt Gregory appeared to be felled in the box but the referee with a good view waved away the protests.
The final few minutes saw the Bloods goal under siege as the home side continued to press,Coates having to push a deep corner over the bar and then seeing a free header from a second sail over the crossbar but the Bloods hung on to claim the three points and in the process keep a clean sheet for the first time in a long while.
Photo courtesy of Derek Lloyd