Town Reserves take the honours in low-key derby

Bridlington Town Reserves 3 Sports Club County 0
Bridlington Town Reserves 3 Sports Club County 0

Bridlington Town Reserves eased to victory in a low-key derby against Sports Club County.

They ran out 3-0 victors at East Riding College to stay five points clear at the top of East Riding County League Premier Division.

James Faulkner

James Faulkner

In the early stages, neither team was giving much away but it was Town who made the breakthrough.

Matty Richardson’s cross was cleared to the edge of the box and Liam Fraser struck it through a group of players to make it 1-0.

From a corner, man of the match Louis Gregory had a header saved by Reece Nestor, but chances were few and far between.

The game livened up a bit with a few tasty tackles going in and ref eree Kevin Pick did well to bring proceedings back under control.

Bridlington Town Reserves 3 Sports Club County 0

Bridlington Town Reserves 3 Sports Club County 0

Town’s Fraser had a free kick well saved, which lead to a succession of corners, culminating in Gregory heading home to make it 2-0 before the break.

With Josh Morritt needing to be replaced at half time because of injury, Town put Johnny Blakestone into midfield and brought on Louis Rafter.

They decided to try to attack down the flanks after the break.

Chances for James Faulkner and Chris Eyres went begging but a killer third goal arrived but when Richardson drove down the left and the ball was diverted into his own net by Sports Club defender Joe Huyton.

Bridlington Town Reserves 3 Sports Club County 0

Bridlington Town Reserves 3 Sports Club County 0

Faulkner and Richardson missed chances to inflict further punishment as the game fizzled out in the later stages.

Town Reserves head to North Cave this weekend, while Sports Club have a week off. The two Bridlington sides meet again in the HE Dean Cup at the end of March.

Town Reserves: Marc Wain, Sam Jones, Johnny Morritt, Josh Morritt, Johnny Blakeston, Lewis Shaw, James Faulkner, Liam Fraser, Louis Gregory, Chris Eyre, Matthew Richardson

Subs: Frankie Reffold, Tom Coates, Nathan Pickering

Sports Club County: Reece Nestor, Nick Van Heerden, Stephen Russell, Joe Huyton, Luke Cowling, Jamie Lowe, Fraser Owen, Alex Staveley, Jay Wallace, Jacob Day, Josh Wright.

Sub: Ryan Newby