Richardson’s hat-trick helps Town progress

Bridlington Town Reserves' Chris Eyre v Longhill Ravens
Bridlington Town Reserves' Chris Eyre v Longhill Ravens

Bridlington Town Reserves crushed Longhill Ravens 6-0 in a fiery Intermediate Country Cup tie at Queensgate

The score line flattered Longhill, as Town dominated from start to finish, and only Longhill’s keeper stopped the final total being a lot higher.

In the first minute, Liam Fraser hit the crossbar, before Frankie Reffold, on his first start, headed into the keeper’s arms, Matty Richardson shot wide and Chris Eyre had his shot palmed out for a corner.

Richardson, Reffold and Dale Wain all went close before the deadlock was broken with Fraser’s strike from 25 yards that landed in the top corner.

Shortly afterwards, Reffold got his first goal of the season after Eyre put him through to make it 2-0.

Eyre had a shot deflected for a corner before Richardson made it three from the corner with a cute strike from the edge of the box.

Richardson nearly extended the lead but the keeper pulled off another good save.

Town continued to create chances after the break and Richardson made it four from close range.

Eyres had a header tipped over but eventually got his customary goal for Town’s fifth.

Josh Barnes had a shot saved but when Town were awarded a penalty, Eyre handed the ball to Richardson to complete his hat trick.

In the dying minutes, Town nearly lost their clean sheet, allowing Longhill their one and only chance but the striker shot wide.

This was a one-sided game but a great squad performance and an excellent defensive display, although Town will come up against much tougher teams.

Man of the match: Levi Fox