Bridlington Town through to quarter finals

Chris Jenkinson heads home Bridlington Town's second.
Chris Jenkinson heads home Bridlington Town's second.

In the unfamiliar surroundings of multi-pitch playing fields at Hull University, Bridlington Town eased into the quarter-finals of the East Riding Senior Cup at the expense of the Humber Premier League leaders, Reckitts.

Reckitts managed to get a consolation goal right at the death but had Town took their chances during the rest of the game the margin of victory could have been more.

The three goals that they converted, however, were enough to see them through.

Town had Frank Belt and Rikki Paylor suffering from colds and Tom Bennett, Danny Brunton and Craig Palmer nursing minor injuries.

Joel Ramm and Dean Craig played in the back four while Ash Allanson and Tom Fleming returned from suspensions.

James Bennett put an early free kick over the bar and at the other end a free kick from Kirk Blake was headed clear by Tom Lee.

The visitors had a scare when Phil Dobson’s kicked clearance, from a Chris Jenkinson back pass, hit Jamie Bradshaw and went across the six-yard area and out for a goal kick, before they took the lead on 12 minutes.

Craig Hogg was tackled from behind by Mike Bartlett as he bore in on goal and Joel Sutton tucked away the resultant spot kick despite former Town goalkeeper Tom Nicholson diving the right way.

The Seasiders were controlling the game and went further in front on 36 minutes when Chris Jenkinson rose highest to head home a James Bennett corner.

Fleming almost made it three but his strike from Bennett’s cross, which had gone over goalkeeper and defenders, hit Nicholson’s knee and bounced to safety then the goalkeeper tipped Allanson’s effort round the post.

Joel Sutton had a mazy run into the penalty area halted by a last ditch tackle from John Leonard as the visitors ended the half with a fairly comfortable lead.

Town started the second half still in control and the third goal arrived nine minutes after the break. Fleming played the ball out to Hogg, on the right, and Bennett turned in his cross from the edge of the six-yard area.

In a isolated raid Ian Fenton headed a Spencer cross straight at Dobson then Sutton curled an effort the wrong side of the post.

Nicholson held a 25-yard free kick from Belt and was relieved to see Palmer stab the ball wide when he was presented with a relatively easy chance.

The home side never gave up and got their reward on ninety minutes when Fenton followed up to score after Dobson had stopped his initial shot. However, it was too little too late and Town went into the hat for the next draw.

Beverley Town, Chalk Lane, Hornsea Town, Hull City, North Cave and St. Andrews join the Seasiders’ in the quarter-finals while the one remaining second round tie between Hall Road Rangers and North Ferriby United is scheduled for 26 November.