Beverley grab late winner at Sports Club

Bridlington Sports Club 2 Beverley Town 3
Bridlington Sports Club 2 Beverley Town 3

Sports Club were beaten by a late winner, repeating the outcome from the cup game between the two teams only a fortnight ago.

The home team started poorly, unlike recent weeks, with the work rate and confidence to have the ball significantly reduced compared to recent performances.

The first good chance arrived after a quality chipped pass from McEwan found Wallace one-on -one but his attempt at a volley missed the ball as he failed to judge the bounce off the wet surface.

Sports Club kept themselves in the game despite some poor passes which gifted the young Beverley team possession in dangerous areas of the pitch.

Wallace had another chance to open the scoring after some good play by Webb, Douthwaite and Robinson and his strike was heading into the bottom corner before the keeper tipped it on to the post.

Sports Club paid for their missed chances when some good wide play from the left saw a deep cross leaving Gregory, who was carrying a shoulder injury, one-on-one at the back post and the striker reacted fastest, tapping in from six yards.

Robinson tried to equalise quickly after but his lobbed shot only scared the pétanque players.

The equaliser finally came on 35 minutes when a goalmouth scramble saw Wallace fire home from 10 yards with a good half volley.

Beverley regained the lead shortly after when a long distance strike went past Janney at the near post.

Sports Club started the second half at a better pace and began to keep the ball more confidently with Baxter and Douthwaite playing some neat passes in the middle.

The equaliser came on 55 minutes with a superb volley from Webb from just inside his own half, set up by a quality Smith throw, which left the keeper rooted as it sailed over his head from 60 yards.

Sports Club grew in confidence and looked likely to add a third but through passes to Wallace and Robinson were defended well.

Beverley looked to play their way back into the game but Harrison and Barber won their individual battles in defence.

The home team added some fresh legs with Almond and Bristow replacing Baxter and McEwan. Sports Club’s best chance to gain 3 points went by when a goa mouth scramble saw half chances for Almond, Wallace and Bristow blocked by defenders or saved by the keeper before Beverley cleared the ball.

Beverley stole all the points in the 88th minute when corner was crossed in and Janney came to collect but the half-cleared ball fell to the unmarked striker’s head who put it in the roof of the net from six yards.

Beverley’s goals came from Charlie King, Jordan Organ and Ryder Smith.