Brid Rovers win at Rangers to take top spot

Lodge FC's Lewis Bean tries to get around the South Cave Reserves keeper as he ran outside of his area.
Lodge FC's Lewis Bean tries to get around the South Cave Reserves keeper as he ran outside of his area.

Bridlington Rovers won 5-1 at South Park Rangers and are setting the pace at the top of the East Riding County League Division Two table.

Connor Varley headed Rovers into a first-half lead but the advantage was short-lived as Rangers equalised to make it 1-1.

It could have been worse for Rovers as the hosts were awarded a penalty before ther break, only for keeper Callum Flowerdew to pull off a stunning save to keep it out.

Nathan Bristow put Rovers ahead after the interval, and a superb 30-yard volley from Liam Banks made it 3-1.

Referee’s man of the match Josh Pilmoor then floated a corner in for Kev Wolley to half-volley into the goal on the turn and Bristow added his second after a fine counter-attack.

Lewis Goodacre was named as the manager’s man of the match for Rovers.

The pacesetters play host to struggling Holme Rovers this Saturday, 2pm kick-off.

FC Lodge slipped to a 6-3 loss at home to South Cave United Reserves.

Lewis Bean, Thomas Sharp and sub James Armstrong all notched for the hosts, but they were seen off by South Cave.

Lodge will entertain basement club Driffield Evening Institute Reserves on Saturday.

Telegraph secured a 2-0 home win against Market Weighton United in Division Three.

Neil Freeman and Jamie Osborne were on target for the home side.

Telegraph are at home again on Saturday, with Chaos United the visitors in the League Junior Cup match.

Flamborough suffered a 2-1 home loss against Eastrington United Reserves in Division Five.

Boro head to Orchard Park this weekend.

Pocklington Town 4ths continued their table-topping form in the Driffield & Bridlington League with an excellent 9-0 win against new boys Nafferton SRA.

A goal in the first three minutes set the tone for the afternoon, with the home side leading by 7-0 at the break.

Nafferton consolidated at the break and with a result of 9-0, the villagers would have been happy with their second half performance.

Boss Rob Eeles netted three from corners as Nafferton failed to deal with their height advantage at the set pieces.

Town man of the match Joe Higgins also notched a hat-trick, while John Parsons, George Pilkington and Ross Marshall all scored one goal apiece.

No referee was appointed so Nafferton provided a substitute.

Spread Eagle took the spoils against Northcote Stars by a 7-1 margin.

Again Spread shared out the goals with Kelly, Karl Kember, Gary Foster, Mikey Curtis, Scott Hosey and Eli Preston netting as well as an own goal.

Martonian put in a resounding performance against Flamborough.

Gareth Owens sits firmly at the top of the goal scorers this week after netting six while Mark Lister notched a brace to see the CYP-based team home 8-0.

Jordan Gascoigne was named as the man of the match for Boro.

Bridlington Rovers Reserves lost out 8-1 to a strong Lodge Athletic Reserves team 8-1.

Driffield League official Andrew Wilkinson said: “Over the last couple of weeks, the local leagues have been struggling for referees for Saturday afternoon football matches.

“It is critical that the home team contacts the official during the week to confirm the game and that if no contact can be made to get in touch with the league as soon as possible.”

Saturday’s Driffield & Bridlington League fixtures: Bishop Wilton v Pocklington 4ths; Flamborough 2nds v Brid Rovers Res; Northcote Stars v Nafferton SRA; Spread Eagle v Martonian.