Wallace bags four as Sports Club ease to victory

Dean Douthwaite v Westella and Willerby
Dean Douthwaite v Westella and Willerby

Bridlington Sports Club 5

Westella and Willerby 1

Humber Premier League

SPORTS Club hosted Westella and Willerby looking to follow on from their victory last week.

They started the game positively, dictating the play in the middle of the park, with Chris Baxter, Louis Gregory and Dean Douthwaite looking comfortable in possession.

Despite their dominance, Sports Club were unable to test the visitors goalkeeper early on.

The deadlock was finally broken on the 28th minute when Douthwaite collected the ball just inside Willerby’s half and delivered a wonderful cross to the back post which was met by the head of Louis Gregory who directed the ball into the roof of the net.

Gregory then found himself in the referee’s book for a high challenge in the middle of the pitch.

Sports Club were looking to play football by playing the ball out from the back and using the space well and making good use of possession.

At 1-0 they were looking comfortable and had control of the game in all areas of the pitch.

Sports Club created a couple more chances but were unable to extend their lead until the 37th minute when Jay Wallace found himself through on goal and his delightful chip beat the visitors’ keeper to make the game 2-0.

After the restart the home side were looking to build on their lead and straight away they did just that when Wallace again found himself in on goal after a neat passage of play through the middle and he made no mistake with the finish.

Cruising at 3-0, in the 52nd minute Sports Club managed to break through the visitors’ defence and again it was Wallace who expertly chipped the ball over the goalkeeper to complete his hat-trick.

Sports Club then took their foot off the gas and the visitors were able to pile a little pressure on the home side forcing a couple of good saves from Steve Janney in goal.

On the 68th minute the visitors got their reward when they were awarded a penalty for an aerial foul by Anthony in the area. The penalty was placed in the bottom corner leaving Janney little chance.

Sports Club had lost their way a little but the goal gave them a warning and they then had a penalty claim ignored when Billy Tyler ran through the visitors defence and appeared to be brought down by the goalkeeper but only a goal kick was awarded.

Sports Club rounded off the scoring when a good bit of play down the right gave Louis Gregory the freedom to pick out Wallace in the area who tapped in for his fourth of the day and ninth of the season.

Man of the match: Jay Wallace – four goals and all round good game.

Manager’s comment: “Another good result and well deserved three points today.

“We were clearly the better side and played some great football at times, let’s hope it continues.”