Bridlington Town: Seasiders get back on track at Liversedge.

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Liversedge 0

Bridlington Town 3

NCEL Premier

Despite another stuttering show in the first half, in which they again struggled to find their form, Town improved after the break and once new signing Ben Kinsley had given them the lead, just before the hour, there was going to be only one winner.

In four competitive games to date Liversedge had scored just one goal, a penalty in the opening fixture at Long Eaton, and it showed in the statistics of not having a shot on target in nine attempts during the whole 90 minutes.

Brad Ricketts, Tom Lee and Craig Hogg were restored to the starting line-up alongside debutant Kinsley and Michal Pujdak was on the bench after recovering from injury.

After Paul Fraser had plucked the ball away from the feet of Brook Newton, Town went on the attack but first Joel Sutton was caught offside then Hogg missed an opportunity by striking the bar with a first time effort.

Callum Morton missed the ball as he attempted to head clear and Kinsley collected to put in a cross that Jamie Abbott held under his bar.

Brid made most of the running and Ash Allanson was inches away from giving them the lead while Frank Belt also missed from a free kick.

Halfway through the half Tom Fleming and Warrick Charlton were involved in an altercation and after consulting his assistants Sheffield referee David Sullivan booked the Liversedge striker and, for some reason known only to the officials, Town’s Wayne Aziz - obviously a case of mistaken identity.

Kinsley had a shot turned out for a corner by goalkeeper Jamie Abbott and from the flag kick the ball was played back to Frank Belt whose strike looked destined for the top corner until it took a deflection off James Riordan’s head.

Liversedge were forced into a substitution when Callum Morton went off injured after 27 minutes but it was another five minutes before his replacement Gibril Bojang appeared, as he had left his shirt in the dressing-room.

Adam Jarrett put an attempt well wide then twice got down the left, first to gain a corner and the second time his cross evaded Aziz only for Bojang to put a decent chance into the side-netting.

Some neat work by Belt set up Fleming for a shot that was held by Abbott and a run from Joel Sutton took him past Jarrett and Callum Morton but he put his pass behind Ash Allanson and the opportunity disappeared.

Charlton, with the earlier incident in mind, committed a retaliatory foul on Aziz to concede a free kick and late in the half Liversedge captain Ryan Haigh missed his kick when, from a corner, the ball was only half-cleared by the visitors and landed at his feet.

On the restart Abbott caught a centre from Kinsley, Hogg’s attempted chip over the goalkeeper was too high and the striker was caught in too minds before playing a pass that was too strong for Sutton.

In a Liversedge raid a corner was conceded but eventually cleared then in the 52nd minute Brunton and Phillips replaced Brad Ricketts and Sutton.

Abbott made a diving catch from an Allanson free kick but five minutes after the substitutions the breakthrough came with a spot of improvisation. The ball was played out to Kinsley who flicked it over Matthew Thompson’s challenge and hit it with the outside of his left foot past Abbott’s despairing dive.

Town had upped their game after the substitutions and another three minutes on Brunton made a run down the line and took a return pass before playing the ball into the middle for Phillips to prod home.

The Seasiders’ were now the far better side and Hogg, who had appeared to have left his shooting boots at home, had the ball in the net again only to be ruled offside then was unlucky with an effort from a move involving Allanson and Phillips.

The frustration got to Ryan Wood and Charlton who resorted to niggling fouls and were probably lucky to escape further punishment but Joseph Swallow was booked for persistent fouling and Brad Wilkinson suffered the same fate for chopping down Fleming.

Hogg missed a chance and Kinsley took the wrong option by attempting a pass when in a good shooting position then he had an effort pushed round the post by Abbott.

Three minutes from time Town got a third goal when Brunton played the ball down the line for Hogg who found Phillips once again in a predatory position.

Liversedge: Abbott, Morton (Bojang 32), Wilkinson, Haigh (c), Thompson (Goodwin 82), Riordan, Swallow, Wood, Charlton, Newton, Jarrett.

Unused substitutes: Johnson, Whittaker, Walker.

Bridlington Town: Fraser, Ricketts (Brunton 52), Belt, Allanson, Aziz, Jenkinson, Lee (Paylor 52). Fleming (c), Hogg, Sutton (Phillips 80), Kinsley.

Unused substitute: Pujdak.

Attendance: 62

Man of the Match: Ben Kinsley

After the 5-2 reverse at Garforth on Tuesday Gary Allanson made four changes but still Town gave an indifferent performance in the first half, which remained goalless. Two substitutions early in the second half appeared to do the trick as Scott Phillips came off the bench to notch a brace and Danny Brunton was involved in the build-up for two of the three goals.

New signing Ben Kinsley was soon showing his mettle down the left flank as Town looked to exploit his speed and from one burst the ball was played in for Craig Hogg who hit the bar with a first time effort.

Halfway through the half Tom Fleming and Warrick Charlton were involved in an altercation and after consulting his assistants Sheffield referee David Sullivan booked the Liversedge striker and, for some reason known only to the officials, Town’s Wayne Aziz; obviously a case of mistaken identity.

Kinsley had a shot turned out for a corner by goalkeeper Jamie Abbott and from the flag kick the ball was played back to Frank Belt whose strike looked destined for the top corner until it took a deflection off James Riordan’s head.

Liversedge were forced into a substitution when Callum Morton went off injured in the 27th minute but it was five minutes before his replacement Gibril Bojang appeared as he had left his shirt in the dressing room.

Adam Jarrett was well off target with an attempt then got down the left to put in a cross that evaded Aziz but Bojang could only put a decent chance into the side-netting.

Late in the half Liversedge captain Ryan Haigh missed his kick when a corner that was only half-cleared by the visitor’s landed at his feet.

Bridlington seemed more determined on the restart but still couldn’t get the breakthrough. In the 52nd minute Brunton and Phillips replaced Brad Ricketts and Joel Sutton. Five minutes later the breakthrough came with a spot of improvisation. The ball was played out to Kinsley who flicked it over Matthew Thompson’s challenge and hit it with the outside of his left foot past Abbott’s despairing dive.

Another three minutes on and Brunton made a run down the line and after taking a return pass played the ball into the middle for Phillips to prod home.

The Seasiders’ were now the far better side and Hogg had the ball in the net again only to be ruled offside and the frustration got to Ryan Wood and Charlton who resorted to niggling fouls and were probably lucky to escape further punishment.

Two players were cautioned, however; Joseph Swallow for persistent fouling and Bradley Wilkinson when he chopped down Fleming.

Hogg missed with a chance and Kinsley saw another shot pushed behind by Abbott but three minutes from time Town got a third goal. Brunton played the ball down the line to Hogg who found Phillips once again in a predatory position.

Liversedge, whose only goal so far this season has been from the penalty spot, did not get one shot on target in nine attempts.