Town one step away from KC Stadium final

Bridlington Town's Tim Taylor v Retford United

Bridlington Town's Tim Taylor v Retford United

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Bridlington Town are back in cup action tomorrow night, looking to book a spot at the KC Stadium for the second successive season.

They take on York League side Riccall United in the semi-final of the East Riding Senior Cup at the Roy West Centre on Inglemire Lane in Hull, kick off 7pm.

Bridlington Town's Alex Knaggs v Retford United

Bridlington Town's Alex Knaggs v Retford United

The winners will play North Ferriby United at Hull City’s home in May.

The Seasiders go into the tie on the back of a 5-2 win over Retford United in the league on Saturday.

A brace of second half goals for Brett Agnew, which took his tally to six in five games since he joined the Seasiders from Hull United, enabled Bridlington to overcome a dogged Retford side.

His goals added to two first half headers from Chris Jenkinson plus a strike from skipper Tom Fleming.

Bridlington Town's Brett Agnew v Retford United

Bridlington Town's Brett Agnew v Retford United

Town got off to a dream start when Tim Taylor touched a second minute corner short to Will Waudby and his cross towards the far post was met by Jenkinson, who headed home.

The hosts could have been further in front by the time Retford drew level midway through the half, but chances were not taken.

With 22 minutes on the clock, Reece Hands was found free on the edge of the penalty area and although James Hitchcock got a hand to the shot, it was not enough to prevent it from squirming over the line.

The Badgers saw efforts from Hands and Christian Savage go wide while for Town, Andy Norfolk had an attempt blocked.

Bridlington Town v Retford United

Bridlington Town v Retford United

With half-time approaching, Retford were hit by two goals in as many minutes to fall behind going into the break.

Two minutes of the half were remaining when Alex Knaggs passed the ball forward to Taylor who played it on for Fleming to finish with a left-foot shot that went past goalkeeper Jamie Davies’ outstretched left hand.

On the stroke of half-time, a Taylor free-kick from 10 yards inside the visitors’ half was met by Jenkinson to send the ball past Davies.

At the start of the second half Town replaced Danny Brunton with James Whittingham then almost increased their lead following a corner, but Davies hung on to a header from Benn Lewis.

Bridlington Town's Joel Sutton v Retford United

Bridlington Town's Joel Sutton v Retford United

Eighteen minutes into the half, the hosts did get a three-goal cushion following a move on the left involving Waudby, Fleming and Norfolk with the latter’s pull back being met by Agnew, who got ahead of Mark Waters to divert it past Davies.

Retford put on a bit of pressure and from a corner, Hitchcock tipped over from Hands and Lewis Whittaker headed wide from the second corner.

The visitors did reduce the arrears with just over 10 minutes remaining.

A corner was headed off the line by Jenkinson but the ball was only partially cleared and it was played to Adam Carter on the right of goal and he fired over Hitchcock into the net.

But five minutes later the points were sealed when substitute Chris Adams headed on from a corner for Agnew to pinch his second goal.

Town boss Gary Allanson said: “I think the scoreline flattered us a little to be honest.

Bridlington Town's Chris Jenkinson v Retford United

Bridlington Town's Chris Jenkinson v Retford United

“Retford played some good football and created some good chances.

“We struggled to get a foothold in the game for first 20 or 25 minutes but gradually we got on top and scored at the right times.

“We changed things around at half-time from a tactical point of view and looked a bit more comfortable and was good to get another three points and score five goals.

“We looked ruthless in front of goal and took our chances well.

“We have the semi-final of the East Riding Cup on Thursday and then we get a rare weekend off before the next batch of games kick in, starting with Barton on Tuesday night, which will be a really tough game for us.”