Town through to another cup final

Players congratulate Town captain Tom Fleming after his goal v Pocklington Town
Players congratulate Town captain Tom Fleming after his goal v Pocklington Town

The Seasiders won through to their fourth successive Senior Cup Final by beating Pocklington Town 3-1 on Tuesday night.

They will be hoping to make it a hat-trick of wins when they face either Hull City Development Squad or Hall Road Rangers who play next Wednesday.

Pocklington's Dan O'Connor skies his penalty over the Bridlington goal.

Pocklington's Dan O'Connor skies his penalty over the Bridlington goal.

The date and venue of the final are yet to be confirmed but it is unlikely to be at the KCOM Stadium.

Pocklington Town proved to be worthy opponents who never stopped running and had they converted a penalty five minutes from time it would have led to a tense last few minutes for a side two tiers above them.

The Humber Premier League side have been vying for league honours but they came into the game on the back of two defeats and a draw.

The Seasiders made most of the early running but Pocklington had a good spell before falling behind in the 15th minute when Chris Jenkinson headed a corner back across goal for Brett Agnew to fire into the bottom corner.

Jordan Harrison v Pocklington Town

Jordan Harrison v Pocklington Town

The lead lasted just three minutes and the equaliser also came from a corner kick that was taken by Dan O’Connor and when the ball was returned to him he found James Haigh in plenty of space inside the penalty area and his left foot drive sped past goalkeeper James Hitchcock.

Town just about shaded the first half and should have gone in front again when Joel Sutton found himself one-on- one with goalkeeper Craig Coxall but in attempting to place the ball past him it hit the post and went across goal and out for a goal kick.

Two minutes before half time Hitchcock’s long punt was headed on by Agnew to Fleming who lifted the ball over a bemused Coxall from 30 yards to restore the lead.

Bridlington started the second half on the front foot and Sutton was again unfortunate when he was again denied by the frame of the goal.

Jack Walters v Pocklington Town

Jack Walters v Pocklington Town

Sutton finally got on the scoresheet midway through the half when he cut in from the right to strike the ball home.

Pocklington were denied a valid shout for a penalty but five minutes from the end they were awarded one when Hitchcock upended Dan Boreham but O’Connor’s kick would not have been out of place on a rugby pitch.