By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie

Ashington FC midfielder Dean Briggs came off the bench to score the vital goal which gave the Colliers a 1-0 victory over a resolute Carlisle City side at Woodhorn Lane on Tuesday night.

And afterwards, the 26 year old said: “It’s about time. The last time I scored was at the end of August so I was buzzing to get the winner tonight to be fair. Paul Robinson has made the run and the ball has dropped to me and it was probably a good thing that I didn’t have any time to think about it – I just tried to hit the target and luckily it went in the bottom corner.”

Newcastle-born Briggs continued: “It’s been a pretty frustrating season for me with injuries and not getting a good run of games so I’d like to get a few more goals before the end of the season. We have a tough game on Saturday (at Newton Aycliffe) and it was important to get the win tonight.”