A potential banana skin was avoided by Bridlington Town Reserves at lowly Langtoft in the HE Dean Cup first round on Thursday night.
Town made it hard for themselves in the early stages as Langtoft were well up for the task in hand. Levi Fox on the wing looked lively and had to contend with the physical side of Langtoft’s game all night.
The deadlock was broken on 12 minutes when Frazer Owen finished. Undaunted, Langtoft pressed on and got the leveller when Josh Morritt got out muscled and the tricky winger finished well at the far post.
This inevitably fired up the home side giving themselves a lift to go and grab another. Town’s young midfield looked naïve at times and resorted to hit and hope balls over the top instead of keeping the football simple and on the ground.
However, Town went in ahead at the break in the lead when a ball was played in from the left and the Langtoft full back put the ball into his own net, giving Town a very lucky half time lead.
Another animated half time team talk came and Town gave the reaction their manager wanted. Although Langtoft were still physical in the tackle, Town gained a little more composure on the ball and began to use the width of the sizable pitch.
Liam Banks finished well, giving Town their third and this looked to finish a now jaded home side.
The introduction of Barry Tye and Danny Lawton gave a fresh impetus to Town’s players, being more controlled on the ball in the middle of the park especially.
Lawton added a fourth with a fine finish and this finally killed off Langtoft.