Seasiders kick off with win at Grimsby Borough

Benn Lewis and Lewis Clarkson (right) celebrate the latter's opening goal for Brid Town at Grimsby Borough
Benn Lewis and Lewis Clarkson (right) celebrate the latter's opening goal for Brid Town at Grimsby Borough

Bridlington Town kicked off their pre-season with a 3-2 win at Grimsby Borough on Wednesday night.

An experimental Brid side took to the pitch against a strong-looking Grimsby Borough side.

New signing Jamie Richardson pulled out with injury in the warm up and so didn’t play a part.

Reserve players Reece Nestor, Johnny Morritt and Lewis Shaw were given a run-out to try and impress manager Curtis Woodhouse.

The game got off to a cagey start, Chris Adams was the first to test the Grimsby goal as he was in on goal after a nice flick on, but took too long to get his shot out, and the ball deflected out for a corner.

It was an even game throughout, with both sides having plenty of chances to score, but it was the Seasiders who broke the deadlock.

Two minutes from the break Lewis Clarkson, a new signing for Town, shot low into the bottom corner, the Boro keeper got a hand to it but his shot trickled in.

Just moments into the second half Grimsby were level, as Josh Morrell fired a volley into the bottom corner, and there wasn’t much reserve keeper Nestor could do about it.

Though it didn’t take too long for Town to get back ahead, as a minute later Jake Day tapped the ball into an open net to put the Seasiders 2-1 up.

It was level again as a lovely lay-off set up Danny Trott to score Grimsby’s second.

Town won the game 10 minutes from time with another Day strike to seal the win.