Sports Club lift themselves off bottom of table

Bridlington Sports Club 2 South Cave 0

Bridlington Sports Club 2 South Cave 0

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After a dismal run of league form, Bridlington Sports Club lifted themselves off the foot of the Humber Premier League table by beating South Cave 2-0.

Sports flew out the blocks earning a penalty inside the first five minutes and the reliable Mike Tate made no mistake as he maintained his 100% record from the spot to give the home side a precious early goal.

Confidence flooding through Sports, they hunted in packs with real enthusiasm and energy as the visitors struggled to find their feet.

The hosts were demonstrating real attacking intent but Billy Tyler and Josh Christlow both squandered decent openings.

However, with the score remaining 1-0, South Cave gradually grew into the game before half time despite never posing much goalmouth action for keeper Steve Janney.

It required a moment of quick thinking from Mike Tate to unlock the visitors’ backdoor for a second occasion.

Catching the visitors off guard, Tate produced a sharply taken throw in to pick out the run of Christlow.

With plenty to do, the winger managed to flick the ball into the far corner.

With a two goal lead to protect, Sports introduced Chris Baxter and Will Harris to increase their control.

The away side were beginning to cut a frustrated figure and they soon found themselves down to 10 men following a heated flare up with Christlow.

The hosts had to call on the services of Janney to preserve a rare clean sheet as he produced a tremendous one handed stop late on.

The result means Sports Club climb three places to 13th.