Rovers win the battle of the top two

Bridlington Rovers v Bridlington Excelsiors
Bridlington Rovers v Bridlington Excelsiors

Bridlington Rovers showed their intent from the off against Bridlington Excelsior with crisp passing and swift movement which resulted in an early goal.

Josh Pilmoor received the ball on the left and his ball into the box was outrageously dummied by Tindall and met by Craig Robinson who smashed it past the keeper.

Rovers were bossing the game and should have gone further ahead but a couple of great chances went begging which ment Excelsior were still in the game at half time.

The leaders doubled their advantage early in the second half as Tindall ran through but a challenge dropped him to the ground in the box. The ref waved play on as the ball went to Ben Marshall who slotted the ball in.

Rovers looked like they would run riot but instead they allowed Excels a way back following a foul throw. The visitors ‘quick thinking caught Rovers napping and Simpson skipped through to score.

Excels huffed and puffed but Rovers were too strong for them and when Marshall robbed the ball in the box there was only one outcome as he lifted the ball over the keeper.

Marshall should have completed his hat-trick soon after but narrowly shot wide and Aiden Jones glanced the post with a powerful header, showing his strength to rise above two centre halves.

Excelsior were awarded a penalty in injury time the ref spotting a hand ball which gave the scoreline a flattering look for the visitors but had no impact on the final result.