Sports Club rescue crucial point in the closing stages

Bridlington Sports Club 1 Beverley Town 1
Bridlington Sports Club 1 Beverley Town 1

Bridlington Sports Club picked up a 1-1 draw at Beverley Town in the Humber Premier League, in a match which was switched to the away side’s Norwood ground.

Seeking to continue momentum following a fantastic league cup performance at Sculcoates the previous week, Sports Club were quickly on the offensive.

Bridlington Sports Club 1 Beverley Town 1

Bridlington Sports Club 1 Beverley Town 1

With a bright start to proceedings, Sports could and possibly should have been out of sight in the first half an hour.

The visitors crafted several clear cut chances without providing a much-needed killer instinct. Ash Robinson engineered a yard of space before watching his sweetly struck drive smash back off the base of the post.

Sports just couldn’t find that slice of luck as Billy Tyler was then denied what appeared to be a clear penalty following a positive burst into the opposition box.

At the other end, the visitors were defending in assured fashion as keeper Steve Janney produced numerous composed catches to relieve pressure on his defence.

Bridlington Sports Club 1 Beverley Town 1

Bridlington Sports Club 1 Beverley Town 1

Despite a phase of Beverley pressure before the interval, there was little goal threat as Sports defensive unit coped well with the blustery head wind.

After the break, Sports were unable to get into a rhythm as the midfield struggled to influence the game. The pitch conditions weren’t helping as both teams sought to dominate.

Ultimately, it was a moment of controversy that brought the game’s opening goal as Sports were left to rue their earlier missed chances. The Town frontman appeared to have strayed into an offside position yet the linesman’s flag remained down as he kept his cool to fire home.

Bridlington responded swiftly as Wood and then Brown made way for Eric Hall and Tom Micklethwaite. This nearly paid instant reward as Hall’s looping header bounced back off the upright.

Bridlington Sports Club 1 Beverley Town 1

Bridlington Sports Club 1 Beverley Town 1

Sports were now pushing hard for an equaliser as they refused to throw in the towel. Eventually they found the leveller as a goalmouth scramble saw the visitors snatch a point late on.

Man of the match was shared between Dan Bemrose and Carl Harrison, who formed a solid central defensive partnership.