Town Reserves just one point away from title

Bridlington's Josh Barnes v North Ferriby United

Bridlington's Josh Barnes v North Ferriby United

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Bridlington Town Reserves just need one more point to clinch the East Riding County League Premier Division titles.

Saturday’s 4-0 win over North Ferriby United Academy means they are within touching distance of the trophy and remain in course for a treble-winning season.

Bridlington's James Faulkner v North Ferriby United

Bridlington's James Faulkner v North Ferriby United

The Reserves were keen to get revenge over Ferriby after they grabbed a last-minute draw in the reverse fixture a fortnight ago.

They started on the front foot with James Faulkner going close early on. Chris Eyre and Faulkner were causing problems for Ferriby and Tom Coates and Josh Barnes worked the flanks well.

Town took the lead when Jonny Morrit got on to one of Liam Fraser’s corners and headed past the the keeper.

Eyre got the first of his brace after a well-struck shot nestled in the bottom corner and his second came from the spot after Coates broke clear from the left, only to be dragged down inside the box.

Bridlington's Lewis Shaw v North Ferriby United

Bridlington's Lewis Shaw v North Ferriby United

The hosts had plenty more chances, Eyre, Faulkner and Louis Gregory all going close, but the half ended 3-0 and Marc Wain in Town’s goal had not had a save to make.

The second half started exactly how the first half ended, and once again efforts from Faulkner and Eyre made making the Ferriby keeper work hard.

Town’s fourth came from Barnes, whose 25-yard shot left the keeper rooted.

Wain’s only save came from his own player when sub Dale Barkworth headed towards his own goal at close range, but the keeper reacted well.

Bridlington's Chris Eyre v North Ferriby United closely watched by referee Dave Marley

Bridlington's Chris Eyre v North Ferriby United closely watched by referee Dave Marley

Town ran out clear and comfortable winners to move within one point of winning the league, with Lewis Shaw taking the man of the match honours.

They return to action on Thursday night in the semi-final of the HE Dean Cup, when they face Holme Rovers at the Hill Top club in Willerby.

They beat Brandesburton 5-0 in the quarter-finals last Thursday, with goals by Nathan Pickering, Gregory and a hat trick from man of the match Faulkner.

Next Tuesday sees the final of the East Riding Intermediate Cup against North Ferriby Athletic in Hull.