Newcastle Town 1 Brigg Town 1

Tuesday 19th March 2013
Always a great place to watch a floodlight match, tonight I made a long-overdue first visit to the Aspire Stadium since the 2008/09 season to keep a promise made on Twitter back in January. Newcastle Town got off to a perfect start by taking a sixth-minute lead through a stunning 30-yard dipping volley from Christian Millar. They looked to be heading for a first home league win since early December until, in the first minute of stoppage time, Brigg’s leading scorer Paul Grimes latched onto a throughball into the area and nipped it past the advancing Dave Parton into the net to score a dramatic equaliser.

Newcastle Town 1 Brigg Town 1
Evo-Stik League Northern Premier Division One South
At: Aspire Stadium
Kick-off: 7-45 pm
Admission: £6; Programme: £1-50 (64 pages)
Weather: cold, dry

Newcastle Town (blue/blue/white): 1. Dave Parton, 2. Matt Lowe (capt), 3. James Askey, 4. Mark Ruddock, 5. Aaron Carter, 6. Christian Millar, 7. Kyle Diskin, 8. Andy Nicholls, 9. Tim Sanders, 10. Nathan Sutton, 11. Ricky Bridge. Subs: 12. Callum Kenny (not used), 14. Jon Hughes (for Nicholls, 88), 15. Jordan Cole (for Bridge, 88), 16. Josh Gordon (not used), 17. Tom France (not used). Manager: John Diskin.

Brigg Town (green/green/green): 1. Miles Fenty, 2. Oliver Fisher, 3. Mark Dudley, 4. Josh Davies, 5. Scott Helliwell, 6. Martyn Gee, 7. Liam Davis, 8. Gregg Archer (capt), 9. Bruno Holden, 10. Paul Grimes, 11. Danny Buttle. Subs: 12. Ryan Paczkowski (for Holden, 63), 14. James Windle (not used), 15. Elliot Broughton (for Buttle, 82), 16. James Playford (for Josh Davies, 63), 17. Robert Zand (not used). Manager: Mick Gray.

Referee: Marc Perry (Sutton Coldfield).
Assistants: Vass Koni (Sutton Coldfield) and Mark Brooks (Solihull).

Attendance: 52

Duration: first-half: 45:12; second-half: 49:46

1-0 Christian Millar (6)
1-1 Paul Grimes (90+1)

Newcastle: Unused sub (YC, 84), Matt Lowe (YC, 90+4)
Brigg: Liam Davis (YC, 65)