Opposition Analysis: Brigg Town

Former Ammer Reggie Waud’s goal on debut for Brigg Town against The Ammers earlier in the season merely confirmed his compatibility with The Zebras, tomorrow’s opponents.

The natural target-man was introduced in an unfamiliar wide-right base position, making clear new manager Brett Agnew’s intentions early into his first season in charge.

“Being out wide isn’t natural for me and not one I favour but it was an interchangeable front three, where my height and strength in the air remained the reason behind my selection I believe,” explained Waud.

“Brett had kept an eye on me for a while prior to signing and I believe I joined Brigg just for the way the club is run, the manager’s intentions and the support and love the fans have for the team and surroundings, is what attracted me most”.

Trust what you know appeared to be replicated again in football when Brigg acquired Waud’s signature, boasting a similar style to manager Agnew’s playing days.

“I’d agree Brett and myself are similar playing styles in terms of aggression, playing on the cuff and getting in people’s faces, causing mayhem up top 99% of the time. Brett’s quality, the level he’s played at previously and his ability to score is something I couldn’t argue in terms of selection,” admitted Waud.

“My decision to leave was made due to game time, what I was wanting wasn’t available. The team was gaining strength and with Brett running the show up top, and my sending off just slowed down the process”.

Waud swapped Division One promotion chasing Brigg for Premier Division relegation candidates Goole AFC. Waud’s double in The Vikings’ 5-3 victory over Bottesford has assisted Goole’s two-point gap above relegation.

“Goole, as we know, was where I scored a lot of goals and helped the team stay up when I was around 18/19,” reminisced Waud. “Goole has always been in the back of my mind when bouncing between teams but finding the right time was key. With Nathan [Helliwell] approaching me and things going the way they were at Brigg, I felt it was the right decision.

“Leading the line at Goole and putting myself in a dog fight for survival isn’t a position I haven’t experienced and succeeded in before. Hopefully, with the strength Goole have gained over the last few weeks regarding personnel and a difference in attitude, results will come and we survive another relegation battle”.

Ammers, two points clear of the drop, begin their final twelve matches of the season with a visit to Brigg Town’s EC Surfacing Stadium tomorrow, Saturday 2nd March, 3pm kick-off.