Banks winner puts Reserves into next round

Sculcoates Reserves 0 Brid Town Reserves 1
Sculcoates Reserves 0 Brid Town Reserves 1

On a heavy pitch at Sculcoates Reserves, Bridlington Town Reserves put in a spirited performance against hard-working home side in the East Riding Intermediate Cup.

Changes had to be made as first choice goalkeeper Nick Tudor misses the rest of the season with a calf tear. The gloves were taken by Terry Finney who did a solid job in a very different role.

The back four of Danny Lawton, Sam Jones and brothers Jonny and Josh Morritt, who was man of the match, gave a fantastic display throwing their bodies on the line on more than one occasion. Eric Gardham was brave with his head as in the tackle and gave nothing less than 100% for his team mates.

The first half was pretty even with both teams trying to counter when given the opportunity, but found both defences difficult to break down.

The second half started bright for town with Levi Fox moving to the left pushing Liam Banks in a more familiar role of striker, Joe Davis and Barry Tye pulled the strings in midfield on a difficult surface as Sculcoates pushed for the elusive first goal but found Finney and Josh Morritt unbeatable in the air.

With 20 minutes left, the ball was played out to Fox who ran at pace at the full back before drilling a low cross into the six yard box where Banks was there to finish in style.

Although openings appeared later on, the team were more of a unit than in recent weeks, giving everything as they progressed to the quarter-finals.