Late goal knocks out Sports Club

Bridlington Sports club v Beverley Town
Bridlington Sports club v Beverley Town

Sports Club went into their game with Beverley Town hoping to book a spot in the quarter final of the Senior Cup.

The game started poorly for the home team with some slack passes and lack of concentration giving possession away too easily.

Bridlington Sports club  v Beverley Town

Bridlington Sports club v Beverley Town

They settled down and the wet conditions allowed both teams to get the ball down and play as both teams looked to keep the ball.

Early half chances from Webb and Robinson tried to open the scoring and the work rate of Bogle was creating errors from the Beverley defence.

Sports Club took a deserved lead when a quick throw-in was taken and some good play by Webb saw the ball squared to Baxter who side-footed in from six yards.

Wallace and Dixon were battling well in the middle with Baxter and the central three were controlling the majority of possession and winning the individual battles against the visitors. Sports Club should have extended their lead when Bogle played in Barber who found himself through on goal six yards out with only the keeper to beat but he unselfishly squared the ball to the surprise of everyone and neither Robinson or Bogle could get on the end of the pass.

Beverley equalised soon after when some good possession saw the ball played through to the striker who looked offside but the linesman kept his flag down and he slotted home for 1-1.

The home team could have taken the lead shortly after when Wood found himself free in the area but his shot was too close to the keeper who saved well.

Sports Club started the second half well again in control of the possession and any counter attacks were being defended well by Harrison, Wood, Barber and Gregory. A long ball by Webb found Robinson through on goal but his first time shot from distance went narrowly wide.

Beverley Town grew in confidence as the game went on but the home team defended well with two good saves by Janney and some last ditch blocks by Baxter and Harrison. Harris and McEwan were introduced for Baxter and Bogle and the change in formation helped Sports Club get back into the game and an effort by Webb went close

As the game moved closer to extra time Dixon nearly got the winner when a whipped in cross saw his diving header produce a great save and the ball spun along the goal line before being cleared.

After the 90 minutes were up, Town saw their counter attack produce the winner when a deflected cross fell into the path of the striker who kneed the ball in on the line. Shouts for offside were ignored by the referee and linesman.

Man of the match: James Webb