Going into the game off the back of an impressive 4-0 cup victory against FC Georgies Bar, Bridlington Town Reserves went into their East Riding County League game at St George’s hoping for three points.
Playing against a very strong wind, it was bodies on the line time for the whole of the first half.
Supported by the industrious Barry Tye, the Town backline kept the Saints at bay until the 13th minute. From a corner, an unmarked St George’s striker finished well at the near post giving them the ascendency to push for more.
Although the midfield and forwards of Town tried to hold up the ball, a lack of experience saw it just coming back too quickly giving the defence no respite and a second goal followed with a fine strike when the winger cut inside the box and beat Nick Tudor in the far corner.
To Town’s credit they kept it down to two at the break and with the wind at their backs were hoping to put Saints under some pressure in the second half.
Ten minutes into the second half Town lost left back Sam Jones, who has been one of the few high points in a pretty dismal season so far, to a suspected fractured ankle.
Town had to play the last 35 minutes with ten men but kept St George’s at bay and kept the score at 2-0.
High points in the game saw Ian Saunders-Tindall forming an excellent centre back partnership with first teamer Josh Heseltine, moving the excellent Josh Morritt to right back.
Man of the match: Ian Saunders-Tindall
Town return to HE Dean Cup action again tonight against Albion at East Riding College, kick off 6pm.
The Reserves set up the all-Bridlington clash by beating Georgie’s Bar last Thursday night with goals from Barry Tye, Fraser Owen’s double and Terry Finney.
The winners of the tie will play Leven Members Club or Little Driffield in the quarter-finals.