Bridlington Town Reserves edged out at home by Brandesburton
Bridlington Town Reserves suffered a home loss against Brandesburton despite being the better side in the first half and also going ahead after the break.
With Town Reserves playing back-to-back home games for the first time since the restart it was an opportunity to build upon the previous weekend’s 4-1 Humber Premier League Division One victory over Hessle Sporting Club.
The Reserves were the better side in the opening period of Saturday’s league clash against rivals Brandesburton.
The first half was positive and the hosts managed to largely negate the influence of a familiar face within the Brandesburton ranks; Bridlington Town first team’s danger man Chris Adams.
A series of missed chances came Reserves way with both Billy Tyler and Craig Webb unfortunate, while the opposition goalkeeper was in inspired form.
Town were not ruthless enough to make their first half advantage count as despite their decent showing it remained a stalemate at the break.
It was a slower start to the second period but chances were still arriving the way of the home side.
Finally, one was converted as Harvey Slater beat his man before firing in a dangerous early cross which squirmed through the visitors’ last man, Billy Tyler made no mistake this time drilling firmly under the keeper.
Although this was a deserved lead Reserves never looked in control during the second period as the game became scrappy and Brandesburton posed more threat on set-pieces and counter-attack.
A cheap free-kick given away out wide allowed a wicked delivery to fly all the way in uncontested for 1-1.
Town were looking tired and substitutes soon arrived.
Unfortunately, this didn’t have the desired effect as one of the subs, Danny Bemrose, saw red following a high tackle, despite appearing to win the ball.
More Reserves sloppiness was to follow and they were ultimately made to pay. The young Brandesburton winger was afforded too much freedom to chop back inside before wrapping a glorious finish into the far corner.
Overall, a disappointing result that highlighted Reserves’ need for improvement, and response in coming weeks. The Bridlington man of the match was Danny Lawton.
Manager Terry Finney said: “I was disappointed with the scoreline but performance wise we were good all over the pitch and had their keeper not had a top game we would have beaten them easily.
“And to have a player con the referee to get one of our lads sent off somewhat left a sour taste in my mouth.”
Brid: Kyle Swinney, Josh Heseltine, Joe Harrison, Danny Lawton, Harvey Slater, Alex Staveley (c), Josh Christlow, Archie Brown, Jacob Brown, Billy Tyler, Craig Webb.
Subs from: Jordan Gascoigne for Craig Webb, Jay Smith-Colley, Louis Warley for Harvey Slater, Lee Micklethwaite for Alex Staveley, Danny Bemrose for Archie Brown.