Reserves see off their main title rivals

Liam Fraser keeps an eye on a Beverley opponent.

Liam Fraser keeps an eye on a Beverley opponent.

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Bridlington Town Reserves put a huge dent in Beverley Town Reserves title hopes with a 4-1 win in the top of the table in East Riding County League Premier Division.

Town’s gameplan was to press Beverley and they started quickly with James Faulkner shooting just wide in the first minutes.

Chris Eyre

Chris Eyre

Not long afterwards, Town took the lead when Louis Rafter met one of Faulkner’s crosses and made no mistake at the back post.

The hosts had a few chances to extend their lead but Ian Saunders-Tindall headed over from a corner and Liam Fraser’s free kick eluded everybody. As the half drew to a close, Chris Eyre headed straight at the keeper from another free kick.

Town aimed to maintain their tempo in the second half and Faulkner again forced the keeper into a save before Rafter’s flick on went to Eyre who headed across the area.

Eventually Town’s dominance paid off when new signing Blakestone’s throw reached Eyre who headed home to make 2-0.

James Faulkner

James Faulkner

Marc Wain, who had been a spectator to this point, was forced into his first meaningful save, and then Town then made it three when Jason Barnes got on the end of Fraser’s corner and shot into the bottom corner.

Beverley perked up a little and on one of a few rare attacks pulled a goal back through Stewart Scott to make it 3-1 but Bridlington were still creating chances and Louis Gregory had a header saved.

But from the following corner Gregory was unmarked and headed home to seal a good all round performance.

Town’s performance was excellent and the attitude throughout the squad was brilliant. They face Goole Reserves next.

Bridlington Town Reserves beat Beverley 4-1.

Bridlington Town Reserves beat Beverley 4-1.

Josh Morritt

Josh Morritt