The only junior game to survive in Bridlington in the Hull Boys Sunday League saw Burlington Jackdaws under-13s see off a great battling opposition in Tickton.
After Jed Oyston’s great cross reached free-scoring Brandon Nalton’s head to put the home side in front, Tickton equalised but that was as good as it got for them.
With the teams level, all was to play for with the away keeper being the busier, making save after save. Frankie Gascoigne went close with a header before Jacob O’Brien slotted a golden through-ball to Jay Smith who finished with aplomb.
O’Brien himself made it three as he chased on to Ben Leeson’s through ball to coolly finish past the keeper.
Tickton began to battle again looking to grab the next goal, but Luke Hall, Jack Sumner, Gascoigne, Cameron Smith and Luis Stead held firm as changes in the back four allowed Oyston to play in centre of midfield, spraying the passes around.
O’Connell lashed in a fourth, and the busy Tommy Campleman headed in a loose ball, much to the delight of his teammates.
Nalton stepped up to take a penalty to make it six, and has scored at least twice in five games already this season.
Lewis Williamson stepped into midfield along with Conor Benson as the later stages saw Tickton force many corners in their committed display, which will see them win more than they lose this season.
Heavy rain overnight on Saturday meant that the majority of junior fixtures involving Bridlington teams were called off.
Three Bridlington Rangers teams managed to take to the field though, for competitive games.
In the under-16s Myton Division, Rangers Dragons were beaten 7-1 by North Cave Warriors.
But the club’s Lions team took revenge in the under-14 Drypool Division as they travelled to North Cave Tigers and came away with a 5-1 win to maintain their place at the top of the table.
The other side in action were the Cobras, who were beaten 7-1 at Westella and Willerby in the under-13s Drypool Division.