Billy Tyler at the double as Bridlington Town Reserves earn home win
Bridlington Town Reserves got back on track with a 4-1 home win against Hessle Sporting Club in the HPL First Division on Saturday.
In the first game back at Queensgate on an immaculate pitch, Town Reserves began kicking into the clubhouse end and looked in the mood from the outset.
Consequently, the deadlock was swiftly broken in the early afternoon sun as the Seasiders looked to exploit the visitors tentative defending.
This panicky start translated into the opening goal as on one early rampage the ball cannoned back off the onrushing Hessle goalkeeper for Craig Webb to produce a terrific first-time finish clipping the post and in from range.
It was soon two for the Reds as Archie Brown was opening the visitors’ defensive line at will and Billy Tyler demonstrated fine composure in front of goal to double the home side’s advantage.
Two became three as Harvey Slater produced a special left footed strike from the edge of the D.
With a 3-0 lead at half-time Reserves stressed the importance of not taking the foot off the gas second half.
Following a flowing Town move, possibly the finest of the match, Webb and Tyler combined at the end of it to cap an outstanding passing sequence as Tyler converted expertly for his second.
Unfortunately, it was to be no clean sheet as the Seasiders switched off from a set-piece.
From then on the hosts defended stoutly enough, however, it took a superb double save from the Reserves goalkeeper Gareth Allen to retain the three-goal buffer.
Tempers frayed in the second half as the referee tried to have more of an influence.
This made for a scrappy second period as Town weren’t able to show any control in possession as they frequently surrendered it with sloppy passing or rushed decisions.
Obvious that progress can still be made, however, it was a fine result which was the most important factor.
After previous inconsistencies in what has been a slow start to the resumed league programme reserves can now look to build some momentum with upcoming home fixtures to come.
The man of the match for Brid was keeper Allen.
Town Reserves’ next game is at home to Brandesburton this Saturday, followed by another at Queensgate against Reckitts 2nds on Wednesday April 28, 6.30pm ko.