By Henri Williams
Fallen at the penultimate hurdle.
Driffield knew that last weeks loss had given the baton to Harrogate to carry over the line, only them faltering would hand it back. However, Driffield knew stranger things can happen and went into this penultimate match with optimism and a determination that a repeat of last week was not going to happen.
Having a large squad of 14 players meant subbing in pods with regularity and thus making the game flow more freely. Brigg were the brighter of the two teams at the start and Driffield's defence had to muster up some courageous tackles to keep them at bay. A flurry upfield on the counter attack lead to Driffield taking the lead through Fiona Tuplin but this was cancelled out shortly after by a similar goal by Brigg.
This game was there for the taking and Driffield returned in the second half with more vim and for the first 10 minutes were all over Brigg with Gemma Tuplin bossing the field and giving important instructions to the players ahead of her. This lead to Driffield's second goal when Harriet Dobson finished off a succession of passes on the right post.
Disappointingly Brigg got the equaliser and this deadlock could not be breached by either side for the remainder of the game. Only Harrogate losing next week can hand the title back to Driffield who's goal difference is vastly supreme to anyone else in the division.
Girlie of the game went to Gemma Tuplin and donkey to Henri Williams for having the kindness to provide after match tea to the team!