Bridlington Town Reserves aiming to bounce back at Easington United

Bridlington Town Reserves will be looking to return to winning ways when they travel to Easington United this Saturday.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 8:32 am
Updated Thursday, 8th April 2021, 8:34 am
Billy Tyler scored for Bridlington Town Reserves in the 3-1 loss at Blackburn.

The second string lost 3-1 in their first Humber Premier League Division One game back in action at Blackburn Athletic last Saturday.

The hosts opened the scoring early on but forward Billy Tyler levelled after 24 minutes for the Seasiders as the visitors put in a strong first-half showing.

After the interval, a strong, physical Athletic proved too strong for Town, and their direct style saw them notch twice to snap up all three points.

Town Reserves boss Terry Finney said: “I thought we played very well in the first half, we went one down but pulled it back to 1-0.

“I was very disappointed by the second half performance. We allowed them to play direct football and we didn’t handle it.

“Both teams were rusty but that was no excuse. There was no excuse for that second half, it was a shocking second half.”

Town’s second string will aim to bounce back this Saturday when they make the long trip to tackle Easington.

Bridlington Town’s Veterans had a much better return to action as they soared to a 3-0 home win against Priory B in Division Five of the Hull & District Veterans League.

This re-arranged game saw second-placed Town entertain third-placed Priory B at Queensgate on an immaculate surface which made for good football.

Both sides moved the ball well in the early stages which was fairly even, the home side took the lead when a superb through-ball unlocked the Priory rearguard and a good finish by Paul Smith.

Things got worse for Priory when they were reduced to 10 men following a sending-off and while they battled away until the end of the game two further goals from Smith saw him complete a fine hat-trick as the Seasiders went on to a wrap up 3-0 win, a result which sees them reduce the gap on leaders AAK to a point.

The Seasiders’ next game is at basement club Little Weighton this Sunday, 2pm kick-off.

In Division Four, Bridlington Rovers B were held to a 1-1 draw in a mid-table clash at Drum.

The B team are back in action a week on Sunday at second-placed Blackburn Leisure.

Bridlington Rovers A will look to carry of where they left off in Division Three, having won all seven of their matches to be sitting top of the table.

Rovers A return to action at home to strugglers Newland on Sunday.