Dismal display drags Reserves back into dogfight

Bridlington Town Res v Driffield Rangers
Bridlington Town Res v Driffield Rangers

This was one of Town’s poorest performances of the season and only a handful of Town players can hold their heads up high saying they gave their all.

Knowing full well a victory could have made them just about safe, a mediocre performance now puts more pressure on a team already at a low ebb.

Having started quite brightly it was Driffield Rangers who were on the back foot, Josh Heseltine and Josh Morritt at the back were towers of strength for Town alongside man of the match Sam Jones who couldn’t have given any more for his team.

Driffield grabbed the lead as a shot through a crowd of players beat Nick Tudor at his near post. Driffield piled on the pressure with Heseltine winning more than his fair share of headers keeping the visitors at bay.

Town’s midfield was non-existent at times and seemed quite happy to press for an equaliser but hesitant to defend.

The Reserves did grab a great equaliser as captain Barry Tye rose above the Driffield defence to power a header into the far corner.

Instead of lifting the team, it had the opposite effect and saw players all across the park hiding and not giving their all and being all too happy to let someone else do their job for them. Fifteen minutes later Driffield grabbed a penalty, after a clumsy challenge in the box, which Jimmy Syme put away with ease.

The half time team talk once again it fell on deaf ears, leaving a now spirited away side to push further on. It wasn’t long before Syme added another,allowing frustration throughout the whole Town team to boil over.

With what little shape there was, a ball was played out to the left and the Rangers winger finished with style making the game dead a buried.

Fraser Owen did bring a goal back for Town seconds from the end but it was too little, too late.

Town are now in a dogfight for County League Premier Division survival.