Bridlington Town Reserves moved five points clear at the top of East Riding County League Premier Division after beating their closest challengers St George’s 4-2.
After five straight wins in the league, Town were expecting their toughest test to date and were pushed all the way by the second-placed team.
The home side started brightly and created an early chance for Louis Gregory, whose shot was saved but moments later Josh Barnes opened the scoring with a cheeky goal.
Shortly afterwards, Town’s lead was doubled when Matty Richardson got on the end of Chris Eyre’s cross to make it 2-0 and when they were awarded a free kick 30 yards out, Liam Fraser made it three.
Town went to kill the game off and Eyre had three efforts saved and Gregory headed over but the score stayed 3-0 at half time.
Not long into the second half, Fraser had to be replaced and Town had a mad 10 minutes, allowing St George’s back into the game with two quick goals.
At 3-2 the next goal was the all important one and Town brought on fresh legs with Louis Rafter replacing Frankie Reffold, and Richardson and Rafter both had shots saved.
Lewis Shaw replaced Barnes and immediately shot wide and as the game was drawing to a close, Eyre’s shot was cleared off the line although the Town players thought it was in.
However, they didn’t have to wait long for a fourth as man of the match Gregory headed home from a corner to keep the unbeaten run going.
Town’s opponents on Saturday are Newlands St John’s in the ERCFA Intermediate Cup second round.