Froggatt at the double as Nailers go eight unbeaten

Mark Ward, Belper Town''Photo by Tim Harrison
Mark Ward, Belper Town''Photo by Tim Harrison

Another week and another win for Belper Town, who successfully made it seven in a row on Saturday, against Brigg Town.

Jon Froggatt had an early sight of goal after just two minutes when Scott Matthews squared the ball straight to the Nailers number nine.

Froggatt then engineered half a yard of space and unleashed a shot from distance which flew high and wide of Robert Zand’s goal.

Brigg Town had a golden opportunity of their own inside the first ten minutes, when the industrious Elliot Broughton played Kieran McCarthey in, left of centre of the penalty area. McCarthey successfully chipped the out-rushing Ratcliffe, only for Liam Davis to hook the ball off the line at full stretch.

The Nailers had a disallowed goal after 17 minutes as a foul on the Brigg centre half cancelled out Mark Ward’s close range tap-in after a free kick had been swung in from the right by Aaron Cole.

The Nailers then began to dominate the proceedings, and it was only a matter of time before they broke the deadlock.

A Liam Davis throw level with the penalty area was teed up for Sam Duncum on the touch line, who controlled the ball well and delivered an inch perfect cross for marksman Jon Froggatt, who was waiting on the six-yard line to steer his header into the bottom right corner and score the game’s first goal after 25 minutes.

It took just seven minutes for Froggatt to double his tally.

Aaron Pride collected the ball in the right back position and played the ball forward to the feet of Mark Ward.

Ward then held the ball well and Cole created a false diversion to the right hand side of him, leaving space in behind for Pride to receive the through ball from Ward. Pride then moved the ball to the by-line and cut back a superb low cross for Jon Froggatt to steal in and place a deadly strike into the right hand corner for his 35th league goal of the season.

Jon Froggatt was then controversially denied a first half hat-trick on the stRoke of half-time after a through ball by Marrison was tucked well away into the bottom left corner, only for the linesman’s flag to halt the celebrations.

The second half was played at a rather slower tempo with Belper Town maintaining their professionalism to ensure another three points came their way.

Chris Jones had a header cleared off the line on 68 minutes, after a good cross by Cole from the right hand side.

However, the Nailers made it three when Harrison played the ball up for Mark Ward, who held his run to stay onside. Ward then skinned the defender o to stride into the area and curl an audacious shot into the top left corner.