Wood takes treble chance as Ponte Colls bounce back

Chris Wood.
Chris Wood.

Chris Wood grabbed his second hat-trick of the season as Pontefract Collieries got back to winning ways in style with a 6-1 success at Brigg Town in Division One of the toolstation NCE League.

Colls actually conceded first as Paul Grimes put Brigg ahead on 14 minutes and it took them time to find the net, but the floodgates eventually opened.

Wood’s first from the penalty spot levelled things up on 36 minutes and he netted again just before half-time.

Debutant Chris Jackson, who joined the club from Selby Town last week, made an immediate impact as he came up with two goals after the break to show why he has been added to the squad.

Wood completed his hat-trick to take his tally up to 12 for the season and Mikey Dunn was also on target.

Pontefract were knocked out of the West Riding County Cup at the first round stage on Tuesday night when they lost a penalty shoot-out against Yorkshire Amateur after drawing 1-1 thanks to a late goal from Jackson.

This Saturday Collieries are aiming to climb into the top three in the NCE Division One when they entertain Dronfield Town (3pm).

They are also in action away against fellow promotion hopefuls Winterton Rangers next Wednesday (7.45pm) in a quick return game after the sides drew 2-2 last week at Pontefract.

Colls have launched a half price admission offer for October for fans who take along a special leaflet which is being given out in the town.