New Year derby date is switched

Craig Hogg tests Dinnington keeper Luke Hands in Saturday's FA VAse tie.

Craig Hogg tests Dinnington keeper Luke Hands in Saturday's FA VAse tie.

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BRIDLINGTON Town’s planned derby match against Scarborough Athletic has been moved from Monday, January 2 after discussions between police, league officials and the two clubs.

The two teams will still go head-to-head at Queensgate on Boxing Day, but concerns had been expressed about the two teams meeting twice in a week over the festive period.

Trouble flared last season at the end of an FA Vase replay, which was the second meeting between the rivals in four days.

No new date has been set for the rescheduled fixture, although Bridlington Town are thought to be keen for it to take place over the Easter weekend.

On the pitch, the Seasiders progressed into the second round of the FA Vase by beating Dinnington 2-0 on Saturday.

The win in South Yorkshire has set up a home clash with Carlisle side Gillford Park, who are currently mid-table, but have games in hand, in Division Two of the Northern League.

Bridlington’s planned league fixture for November 19 at Lincoln Moorlands Railway will have to be rearranged as will Scarborough Athletic’s home game against Nostell Miners’ Welfare.