Wright and Day’s doubles not enough to earn a point

Beverley Town Reserves 6 Bridlington Sports Club County 4

Beverley Town Reserves 6 Bridlington Sports Club County 4

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Bridlington Sports Club County were involved in a thrilling East Riding County League match at Beverley Town Reserves, with 10 goals over the 90 minutes.

Unfortunately, the hosts scored six of them, meaning Sports Club drop to ninth in the Premier Division title.

Beverley Town Reserves 6 Bridlington Sports Club County 4

Beverley Town Reserves 6 Bridlington Sports Club County 4

A highly entertaining fixture at Longcroft School saw Town bounce back from two cup defeats during the week with some great attacking play.

Adam Gibson headed the home side in front after he had missed two earlier chances.

The Bridlington side equalised through Josh Wright before Town took a 3-1 lead through Oli Baldwin’s chip over the advancing keeper and Mike O’Connell’s thumping shot into the top corner.

However, Town allowed the visitors back into the game for an unlikely 3-3 half-time score. Wright added his second of the day and Jake Day made the scores level.

Beverley Town Reserves 6 Bridlington Sports Club County 4

Beverley Town Reserves 6 Bridlington Sports Club County 4

The second half proved to be all about O’Connell as he scored three goals, the pick of which was a fine finish after great midfield work by Phil Gardner, who was prominent throughout the game for Town.

Sports Club’s fourth goal of the afternoon came from Day’s volley.

Bridlington Town Reserves’ title charge suffered a minor blip as they dropped points for only the second time this season.

Substitute Kwadwo Kvei’s equaliser for North Ferriby United Academy pegged back the leaders, who had taken the lead through Frankie Reffold.

However, second-placed St George lost at Swinefleet, meaning Town only need two wins to secure the title.n