Town beat Hull City youngsters

Duka, pictured against Scarborough Atholetic at the weekend, scored Town's winner against Hull City.
Duka, pictured against Scarborough Atholetic at the weekend, scored Town's winner against Hull City.

Bridlington Town rounded off their pre-season programme when they beat a youthful Hull City XI at Queensgate on Tuesday evening.

Town started well, with Ombeni Ruhanduke striking the post from distance early on, and they took the lead on 17 minutes when Ryan Nicholls nodded in from close range after a left-wing corner from Will Waudby was flicked on at the near post.

It was a feisty encounter and after a number of flashpoints, the Tigers pulled level on 37 minutes when Ellis Barkworth was left unmarked at the back post and steered a diving header past Adam Nicholson.

Half time arrived early as Hull midfielder Joe Pugh suffered a nasty injury and the action was halted early to allow him to be treated and eventually stretchered off.

The Premier League youngsters struggled to get going after the break and it was no surprise when Town found a winner. Duka’s first effort was blocked but he poked the rebound home.

Tempers continued to flare and the home side’s skipper Tom Fleming was ordered to be substituted by the referee after another altercation, but The Seasiders were hardly troubled as they wrapped up a winning end to pre-season.