Panthers take revenge by hitting the Sharks for six

Bridlington Rangers Panthers Cam Connelly v Tickton

Bridlington Rangers Panthers Cam Connelly v Tickton

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Bridlington Rangers Panthers under-13s avenged their defeat earlier in the season to Tickton Sharks with a hard-fought 6-3 win in the Hull Boys Sunday League.

Tickton opened the scoring against the run of play but Panthers soon levelled with a looping header from Lewis Wilkinson after some good work from Jamie Murray and Declan Potts.

Bridlington Rangers Panthers Captain Lewis Wilkinson v Tickton

Bridlington Rangers Panthers Captain Lewis Wilkinson v Tickton

Cameron Connelly added another form a low drive to put Panthers in the lead after a good ball from Ben Bailie but the half finished level when Tickton scored just before the break

The second half started well when Elliot Day hit the top corner with a fantastic dipping strike from distance that could be a contender for goal of the season then Connelly hit his second after a mazy run past three defenders and a calm finish.

Tickton fought hard and scored their third to put them back in contention but Panthers quickly struck back after Riley Jemison linked well with Ted Wray and Lauren Hales, before beating two players to fire home.

Panthers’ defence worked hard to handle the pressure, with Aaron Waring and Riley Thornton in great form, ably assisted by Reece Smithson and Harry Pearson, along with Emily Asquith in goal.

Bridlington Rangers Panthers Elliott Day v Tickton

Bridlington Rangers Panthers Elliott Day v Tickton

Panthers finished strongly and Wilkinson scored another great header for his second from a late corner to guarantee Panthers all three points.

Bridlington Rangers Falcons under-nines picked up another two wins on the road at Cottingham Rangers Blues.

Logan Carter made his return after a month off with injury and the first game seemed to be a case of both teams adapting to the 3G pitch.

Charlie De’ath’s effort secured the first win for the Falcons. Brody Sedman also scored from the corner flag with a great effort in a 2-1 win.

Bridlington Rangers Panthers Declan Potts v Tickton

Bridlington Rangers Panthers Declan Potts v Tickton

The second game was much better, Rylee Blackford ran at the Cottingham defenders and applied clinical finish.

Falcons dominated proceedings from this point with plenty of attempts. The second half saw goals from Ollie Gibbs and Sedman after two great assists from Blackford again.

The game was sealed after Sedman’s corner was converted by Blackford at the front post.

Flamborough under-nines put in another excellent performance in their penultimate encounter of the season, in a game switched to Flamborough as the Thornton Dale pitch was deemed unplayable due to the midweek rain.

Bridlington Rangers Panthers v Tickton

Bridlington Rangers Panthers v Tickton

Boro had the visitors on the back foot from the off, playing some flowing, attacking football. Some of the pass and move play was a joy to watch and the home team were 1-0 up after just three minutes.

Jay Stockdale’s shot hit an upright which rebounded into the path of Theo Dowson, whose blocked shot fell to Jamie Artley who smashed the ball into the back of the net.

It wasn’t much later when a Dale goalline clearance fell to Dalton Green who drove the ball thunderously into the top corner from 25 yards.

Boro’s defence of Dowson and Callum Garbutt, together with goalkeeper Reed Simpkin were dealing comfortably with the visitors’ pacy attack, who were guilty of trying to dribble the ball into the net instead of taking a few shots.

The second half saw much of the same from Boro who played some of their best football of the season in an excellent all- round display.

They scored again when a long clearance from Simpkin fell straight into the path of Ethan Roberts who took on a couple of defenders and delightfully chipped the Dale keeper to make the final score 3-0

Bridlington Rangers Panthers Captain Lewis Wilkinson congratulates Elliott Day after scoring v Tickton

Bridlington Rangers Panthers Captain Lewis Wilkinson congratulates Elliott Day after scoring v Tickton

Flamborough changed their personnel in the second game and put in another excellent performance. There were chances at both ends in the first half, the clearer ones falling to Roberts, Green and Kai Foster who were all guilty of turning off their radar.

The forwards were indebted again to the defence of Josh Harvey, Freddie Foster and the excellent Simpkin who repelled all borders with a string of fine saves to earn man of the match.

The second half saw Boro encamped in the final third of the pitch as the visitors’ legs grew tired. A succession of corners couldn’t produce a goal and try as the hosts might they couldn’t find a way through.

Shots came in from Artley, Dowson and Jack Gallagher but the final score ended 0-0.

Burlington Jackdaws under-13s’ hopes of a league and cup double ended in disappointment when they were beaten 2-1 by Whitby Fishermen in the North Riding FA Cup semi-final.