Cage plays a leading role in fightback

Holme Rovers 4 Bridlington Sports Club County 4
Holme Rovers 4 Bridlington Sports Club County 4

Bridlington Sports Club’s new County League side threw away a 4-0 lead as Holme Rovers staged a remarkable second-half recovery to snatch a point.

Sports Club started well in their opening Premier Division fixture, and when Josh Pilmoor and Jake Day exchanged a good sequence of passes which led to Day scoring from a near impossible angle.

They were soon 2-0 up, when a fast counter attack saw Day play a ball through to Dom Warters who slid the ball past the keeper with ease.

Rovers came into the game more but the Bridlington side went 3-0 up after a corner whipped in by Owen was met by the unlikely source of Joe Huyton, who shrugged off defenders and emphatically volleyed home from 18 yards.

Sports Club again hit Holme on the counter attack, Day unleashed a wild shot from the edge of the box which took a huge deflection and wrong footed the keeper to make it 4-0.

Holme came out for the second half fired up and Steve Russell gave a man of the match display in goal. But even his efforts couldn’t halt the home side’s momentum.

The hosts’ striker Nicholas Cage was causing havoc and he managed to get the wrong side of Lowe, who in a moment of madness hacked him down in the area to concede a penalty which was dispatched by captain Matthew Wright to make it 4-1.

This was followed by an awful 10 minutes from Sports Club which saw Wright complete a quick fire hat-trick and Cage score one to make it 4-4.

Day missed a number of chances for a winner but Holme also threatened in the closing stages and would have stolen the points it if it wasn’t for the heroics of Russell.