Rovers clinch Driffield League Premier title

Bridlington Rovers 1 Bridlington Tigers 0
Bridlington Rovers 1 Bridlington Tigers 0

Bridlington Rovers clinched the Driffield League title on Saturday but they were made to work hard for the vital three points by Tigers.

Tigers started well, nearly scoring in the first minute but Simon Tibbett cleared off the line for the home team.

But with the wind at Rovers’ backs, it was soon difficult for the visitors to get out of there own half but it obvious to see the nervous tension in the home side as they failed to make the pressure count.

Rovers finally got their breakthrough as Joe Baker showed his strength against a defender to get free and fire the ball at goal. His shot hit the post and rolled across goal and finally over the line.

Trev Tindall could and should have made it two a minute later but for a great save from the Tigers keeper.

Rovers faced an onslaught in the second half, defending against the wind, as Tigers threw everything at them but the home back line of Boot, Barry Tindall and Broadbent stood firm.

The task was made a little easier with 15 minutes remaining as Tigers were reduced to 10 men but Rovers still had to dig deep with captain Aidy Stockton, the stand-out man, giving everything for his team.