Bridlington Town 6
Nosetell Miners Welfare 0
Intent on putting Saturday’s performance behind them a determined Bridlington Town took to the field on Tuesday night and it was an unfortunate Nostell team that felt the full brunt of their return to form. Wayne Aziz and Stuart Rice replaced Craig Suddaby and James Bennett in the two changes made. This was Rice’s first start since joining from Pickering Town just before Christmas. Nostell also made two alterations from the starting line-up that went down to a Ryan Blott penalty against Scarborough at the weekend.
As is often the case in one-sided games the score line could have been doubled with several chances going begging but the three first half goals were all well worked and taken.
After 18 minutes Ash Allanson put Josh Greening in the clear and he went round goalkeeper Sam Dobbs before slotting the ball in.
The visitors gained two quick corners but went further behind just after the half-hour from a fine individual goal by Craig Hogg. The striker picked the ball up some 30 yards out to go on a run into the opposing penalty area. Despite having Greening and Rice in support, although the latter looked offside, Hogg had only one thing in mind and he finished emphatically to double the tally
Six minutes later Ash Allanson played a free kick into the danger area where Hogg ran in to put it beyond Dobbs. The goalkeeper kept the score down to three when he just held a Tom Fleming shot by his left-hand post before the half-time whistle sounded.
The second half was a bit scrappy as both teams used up their quota of substitutes but both Tom Fleming and Hogg missed opportunities while Frank Belt headed Nostell’s best effort off the line with Mark Wilberforce beaten.
The game sprung back to life in the last 20 minutes and after 74 minutes Billy Logan converted a cross from the right.
Two minutes on and another ball from the right flank by Greening saw substitute Danny Brunton arrive at the far post to put it past Dobbs.
A demoralised Nostell saw their miserable night completed when Rice tapped in after Dobbs had parried a Greening shot. The goalkeeper made to good saves to save his side from further punishment.
This showing was just what was wanted ahead of a difficult game at Tadcaster this weekend.
Bridlington Town: Wilberforce, Aziz (Suddaby 67), Logan, Allanson (Bennett 57), Belt, N.Cook, Rice, Fleming (c) (Brunton 73), Jenkinson, Greening.
Substitutes not used: Hawkes, Fraser (Gk).
Nostell Miners’ Welfare: Dobbs, J. Hope (Colquhoun 60), Ball, Coughlan, Watts (Varley 73), Rutter (Denton 55), Njie, Zalo, Eyles, T. Hope, Thompson.
Substitute not used: Ansley (Gk).