Bridlington Rovers bounced back to winning ways by beating a hard working Forester Athletic team 7-1 in the Driffield League Premier Division.
Rovers got the breakthrough when Lewis Goodacre brought down a throw in, turned and curled a shot into the net from the edge of the box.
They then had a spell of around 10 minutes where they played their best football of the game and put the game out of reach for Forester. Trev Tindall headed in from a Jones cross, then he turned provider as he hit a ball into his strike partner Ben Marshall’s path and he held off a challenge to make it three.
Tindall then beat the keeper despite a suspicion of handball and Forester were in danger of collapsing but got a lifeline as Stockdale beat two defenders and was brought crashing down in the box. Stockdale stood up and hit the net from the spot.
Rovers began the second half like the first and soon scored their fifth when Tindall beat the Forester offside trap from a free kick and completed his hat-trick.
Foresters never gave up and a couple of chances went begging before Tindall took advantage of a poor back pass to put Rovers further ahead.
Man of the match Tindall rounded off a good afternoon shortly before the end when he linked up with substitute Clifton and went around the keeper and rolled the ball into an empty net to score his fifth.
Flamborough went into their game at Stirling Wanderers on the back of a heavy defeat but showed great character to win 4-3.
Conditions were not ideal as the wind was playing a big part in the game. Boro started with the wind behind them, and soon began to pepper the Stirling goal.
After 15 minutes, they opened the scoring when midfielder Coultas slotted coolly past the Stirling keeper. Boro were buoyed by this and after Jake Hanson hit the crossbar, Boro were rewarded with their second goal when a corner from Forde was met with a bullet header from skipper Hodgson.
It wasn’t long before Boro had their third as midfield duo Warters and Boucher combined, Boucher’s half volley soaring into the net. It was four before half-time when Hanson picked out Watson at the back post and he chested the ball past the defender and keeper.
After the break, Stirling had the wind behind them and started playing to their strengths and hit long balls to the strikers.
When Boro’s young keeper Smith dived at the feet of a Stirling player, he was adjudged to have got the player first and the home side were awarded a penalty, which they converted.
The goal had Stirling’s tails up, and they soon made it 4-2, which had the nerves setting in the Boro team. After a goalmouth scramble Dawkins was penalised for a foul in the box and Stirling converted another penalty.
Boro came back and went close to extending their lead but some fine goalkeeping from Pickering in the Stirling goal denied them a fifth.
Man of the match: Liam Boucher
In East Riding County League One, Albion are now unbeaten in 16 games after a 4-1 win at Rapid Solicitors, who had enjoyed a few shock results recently, beating some title contenders.
Albion had a bare 11 but managed to work their way into the game. Young set off on a lung-busting run from his own half taking on numerous players. He got into the box and cut the ball back for Tyler who rolled the ball into the bottom corner.
Albion were soon 2-0 up following good play from Tyler and Christlow who worked the ball back to Young at the far post and he slotted home.
Rapid were given a lifeline from a long throw and after poor communication between Albion’s defence and midfield, the ball bounced up and the wind took it over Huyton, Scott and Day. Staveley attempted to stop the ball crossing the line but turned it into his own net.
Albion started the second half well, controlled the pace of the game but were wasteful in front of goal and Rapid gave them reasons to worry on the counter attack.
Eventually Tyler, Christlow and Day combined well and Day managed to wriggle free of his defender and roll the ball under the keeper.
Albion soon sealed the game after a defence-splitting ball from Tom Gregory was met by Jake Day who rounded the keeper and tapped into the empty net.
Man of the match: Craig Young
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